Can you not borrow a router? Some devices don't like being directly connected unless you use a cross-over cable.
Make sure the power switch is in the ON position and not AUTO.
When you turn on the power is the LED still giving you an error code?
Download the LinkNavigator software from the Buffalo website if you don't have a CD drive and run it from your hard drive.
Windows 7: Network should be Home not Public.
UPDATE: Here's some more info which might help: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Rec ... inkstation
I'll try it out w my router in a few days, but it shouldn't matter; the issues with straight and crossed TP cables were removed years ago.
It can't give error codes with the power off. And it's on, yes.
I've already downloaded and ran NAS Nav2, if that's what you mean. It doesn't do anything different.
Network can be any of the profiles, since I've changed the settings for the public one. And the reason as to why I'm not using a home network is written in the first post.
I'll check out the link, though. Thanks!