monoskier, I’m not going to give up on you. LOL
Try the static IP again. Upgrade to latest one and check the result.
I’m telling you this thing fixed all the mess here.
No worries Bourne. I appreciate it though.
I’ve been back on 1.02.10 since late last week. I had TM issues with Snow Leo when I tried to revert to .06 that I didn’t have before so I went back to .10 (I didn’t try deleting the .AppleDB and .AppleDouble though, so maybe that was my problem there). I’ve even reflashed it probably a dozen times naively hoping something would change this time.
The IP has been set to a static one since I got this drive except for a small time after the firmware update when I thought having a dynamic one would resolve the issue.
I’ve powered down the entire network and everything on it. Multiple times. I’ve even removed two of the non essential computers, leaving only the two essential ones on this network. Lion isn’t even on this network now.
This morning I tried your suggestion again just for one last shot. Powered everything down and restarted everything in the order of which they would get a signal. My results have been the same as before. As long as the MBP is awake and regularly speaking with the MBW then the connection stays alive. Once the MBP goes to sleep then connection to the drive drops even if the PC is still in use. The drive can only be found on the network again by pulling the plugs. (I even tried some network management software from SolarWinds to see if the drive was connected.)
Anyways… It’s a lost cause with this firmware for me. But no biggie. My replacement arrived from NewEgg and I should be done uploading the last of my files on it tonight so the WD Nas isn’t really a concern for me anymore. If it starts working again with a new firmware, great. If not I’ll just pull the drive from it and use it elsewhere. (I found a great local place to buy cheap enclosures starting at $5.99)
Even though it’s only been since yesterday morning, I’m much happier with the new Synology system. Speeds are better, much more configuration options, VPN, TM works, and most importantly, no [Deleted] WD software to worry about. (And the fact that you can still download the .10 firmware astounds me!) I’ve wasted more than a week trying to find a fix, and since I’m self employed that lost time cost me 10x what my replacement cost.