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RandyW
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Wired network can't connect from computer to WD Hub

I purchased and connected my WD Live Hub via wireless router and everything was good.

The wireless router is no longer functioning for other uses, so I have changed out the router for a switch (hub).

I can see the WD Live Hub in the "network map" but can no longer comunicate with it.

I ran WD network set up and it says "OK".

The problem may be with my PC, however I can connect  to and  communicate with my other desktop.

Any Ideas???

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Alucardx23
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Re: Wired network can't connect from computer to WD Hub

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Check if the WD Link Software works to map it.

 


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RandyW
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Re: Wired network can't connect from computer to WD Hub

Thanks for the reply and input.

The link software you sugested may have solved the problem.

 

I contacted a WD Media tech support who recognized the problem immediatley.

My IP and MAC addresses had become inncorect.

 

When my router went for a **bleep**, I simply replaced it with a switch (hub) instead of replacing with a new router and running the appropriate set up which likely would have reset my addresses.

 

It has been years since I had to futz with IP's so I had forgoten how  to access CMD and thus IPCONFIG.

 

I have noticed several other posts that resembled my issue and I suspect, like myself, others have forgoten the basics.

 

Thanks again.

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