See my post on networking your devices.
I found it helpful to create usernames and passwords on each device = to those on your mac and windows devices.
- on the macs
- Click to Finder
- Click on Go
- Click on Connect to Server
- type afp:// “type the ip address of your Western Digital if it is connected to router” example: afp://192.168.100.220/WD_Backup/
- you’ll be prompted for username and password, here you can enter username WD_Backup and whatever the passwod is, which can be setup/changed in on the device
- You might want to add the username and password to the keychain, but remember to this can be a problem when you change passwords on the GUI of the Storage device…which means you need ot go into the keychain on the mac and change it there too.
- once that is set up, then you can go and set up the time machine, which should see the network storage device.
as long as you have enough room on the storage device and different mac device names, then your time machine should be able to use the device.
Windows should see the device if you have the same workgroup. And it should be easier if you create the same username and password on your MyWorldBook storage device.
Then you can use the windows back system to find the device, login, and make frequent backups.
All devices should be able to access and utilize the device simultaneoulsy…Cheers.
Hope that helps!