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  1. Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       17 Oct 2016 #11

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Try the following - note even a "Stand alone NAS drive" has a built in OS so it can connect to the network.

    1) Switch ALL devices that can use the Internet OFF - power down completely - don't leave on standby. Switch off as well ALL mobile phones (if you are under the age of about 27 you probably don't realize that mobile phones actually DO have an Off switch on them !!!).

    2) wait 5 mins -- have a beer, scotch, coffee etc.
    3) switch on ROUTER first. let it power up and connect to ISP / internet.
    4) Switch on your NAS HDD.
    5) Now switch on ONE computer and connect to wifi.
    6) now see if you can connect to NAS.

    Sometimes you can have devices like chromecast dongles / smart TV's or whatever which can screw up the IP addresses - in general it's better to let your router serve these out via DHCP rather than use fixed IP addresses on your LAN - sometimes of course you need to have a fixed IP address - but if you can avoid it it's better.

    Phones are particularly prone to hosing up IP addresses - especially if you have a "Smart switch" on them that switches between 5 GHZ and 2.4GHZ dynamically depending on best signal.

    Note also some older devices won't connect via 5GHZ Wifi so if you are using wifi for connections ensure device can connect at the relevant frequency. If your 5GHZ is weak you can usually get a stronger signal (but will be slower) over the 2.4 GHZ band.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi Jimbo

    I'm not 100% sure that this will work. Most of the issues I've experienced have manifested themselves on the PC which is connected to both the NAS drive and the router by RJ45. If memory serves (I'm not at home right now) the router (which is fairly new) will support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless connections - I suspect that my iPhone 5C and my wife's iPhone 6 are probably the only two devices in the house that will use wireless and connect on the 5Ghz range.
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  2. Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,940
    EL Capitan
       17 Oct 2016 #12

    ianbhenderson73 said: View Post
    Hi Jimbo

    I'm not 100% sure that this will work. Most of the issues I've experienced have manifested themselves on the PC which is connected to both the NAS drive and the router by RJ45. If memory serves (I'm not at home right now) the router (which is fairly new) will support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless connections - I suspect that my iPhone 5C and my wife's iPhone 6 are probably the only two devices in the house that will use wireless and connect on the 5Ghz range.
    It will. Has nothing to do with how it is hooked up or what connections. It is that WD drive that you are using that runs on Busybox and has a older CPU, along with very little RAM to handle buffering for file transfers. It is fine for a single machine if you plan on using it via USB. It is not that great when you want to use it on a network.

    I know that I went in depth with my setup, but that gives you at least something to look at going with your own if you want to make this work. You would be better off getting say a Intel Core 2 Duo machine and setting it up as a NAS, instead of the My book. The drives in the Mybook can be placed into a desktop or another case.

    There is information out there on hacking the My Book to make it run better than WD intended it to do.
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