Hi, this issue has been raised in the past in the thread “Ethernet blinking while off” from 03/21/2012 but I can not reply to that thread.
This morning my WD box has been doing the same, flooding my network for at least 1 hour causing my broadband router to repeatedly reboot itself. Unplugging the WD box stopped the network traffic and my network has been stable since then.
Note that this wasnt just the occasional ping, it was continually saturating my network. No hard disks attached and the box was in standby. This happened once before a few months ago. Is it possible it is trying to index the contents of my laptop over the network? Why is it using broadcast to do that? Is there any way to disable this, otherwise I will have no option but to unplug the WD box when not using it. I have the latest FW but this previously happened with an older version of the FW.