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WDTony
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WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

So anyone tried to setup remote access using WD2go.com?

Has anyone tried the new Mobile App (available in the App store and android marketplace)??

Would love to hear your experiences!!!

 

Tony

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Phuncz
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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

Yes I just tried it and it works amazingly well, good job WD ! Really impressed with the support of the MyBook Live !

 

There is one thing I find odd: Web Access is password protected (through wd2go account) and optionally if you password protected the shared directory with an account, you'll need another password.

 

But the Mobile Access doesn't need either of these things, just a one-time code to setup and then it's free-for-all. It would be better if the user password, needed to access a/the shared directory was asked also.

 

Because the WD2go app is going to be installed on many iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets, this is a very big security risk. I hope this gets addressed in the future, until then I'm deactivating the Mobile Access.

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WDTony
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As part of your overal "security" you should be password protecting your mobile device first and foremost. I am sure you have sensitive data in emails.. right? We will have a "paid" version of the app that will add other features (including a security option).

 

The DAC code (Device Authorization Code) is a very secure method of establishing communications between the two devices.

 

Glad you like it. We have worked pretty hard on this over the last year. We have some great plans for expanding it as well. Stay tuned!

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TonyPh12345
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I could imagine the wd2Go and WD Photos apps merging together into one app?

 

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WDTony
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You know.. we have thought about that a lot. Our Mobile App team want to keep the apps separate and expand each one. Singular tasks for each app is kinda the Mobile App mantra.

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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App


WDTony wrote:

As part of your overal "security" you should be password protecting your mobile device first and foremost. I am sure you have sensitive data in emails.. right? We will have a "paid" version of the app that will add other features (including a security option).


Yes you are right about overal security ofcourse, but it's still a little strange that it circumvents the password requirements. I'll be awaiting the paid version then :smileyhappy:

 


WDTony wrote:

Glad you like it. We have worked pretty hard on this over the last year. We have some great plans for expanding it as well. Stay tuned!


 I can't wait for even more features ! The hard work does pay off, the Live is a very nice NAS with excellent performance and hasn't ever even crashed or shown any signs of problems. Top notch !

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Cool.. glad you like it. Try out the new Safepoint feature (Backs up the entier My Book Live to another Network share). This will give you piece of mind in case something ever happens.

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I don't need to because the Live already is my backup drive and I can't because it is my only NAS. But I see the use of this and I'm glad it's there.

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Skyweir
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Works well here too with just one minor issue. I am running Tomato firmware on my router. uPNP is enabled but can only manage a relay connection.  Can you supply the port numbers so I can set up a manual forward?

 

BTW thank you for listening to us.  This is way better than the previous solution.

 

Steve

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Re: WD2go.com and WD 2go Mobile App

WDTony....

I start the WD 2go app and click on my My Book Live. A dialog box asking for an activation code come up. I go into the My Book Live dashboard into Network and there is nothing to allow me to generate an activation code.

What am I doing wrong? I updated the firmware when I first ran the dashboard upon installation.
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