I have a 4TB My Cloud. Instead of plugging it directly into the routers Ethernet port, is it possible to plug it into my PC’s Ethernet and still get LAN & Internet access to the drive?
The PC has LAN & Internet access via 5GHz Wi-Fi to the router.
I imagine it is possible but the correct IP’s, Firewall & Settings would need to be applied.
Considerably longer version!
I have a 4TB My Cloud which is connected to my network via the Gigabit Ethernet Port on my EX6150 range extender. This has the effect of making it appear on my network as though it was connected directly to my router, even though it’s not. It’s actually up in the attic! All works fine with no issues.
My Cloud < Ethernet > Range Extender < 5GHz > Router.
I do not have the My Cloud drive plugged directly into my router because I can hear it spinning when it’s in this room.
I have recently purchased a MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC, and installed Plex media server on it. Again, all works fine. Plex loads the video files from the My Cloud drive, trans-codes them and forwards them onto my router & TV.
My Cloud < Ethernet > Range Extender < 5GHz > Router < 5GHz > Mini PC…
[TRANSCODE] Mini PC < 5GHz > Router < 5GHz > Smart TV
I want to make the whole setup less complicated and remove the range extender from the equation which, frankly, I do not need. The My Cloud drive would therefore be plugged directly into the Mini PC Ethernet socket:
However, when I try this combination, the Mini PC issues a Windows DHCP address of 169.254.152.242 and subnet of 255.255.0.0. The My Cloud drive is only accessible via the Mini PC and does not have LAN or internet access. Simply assigning a static IP for the drive of, say, 192.168.1.100 and subnet of 255.255.255.0 does not work either.
Put simply, I would like the following while maintaining LAN & Internet access:
My Cloud < Ethernet > Mini PC < 5GHz > Router .
I haven’t found any definitive guide on how I might achieve this, therefore any help would be very much appreciated