Hi, I have a very basic problem. I have a MB WE 2TB device that I used to connect to an XP machine. Now I have a new Win7 laptop on a new wireless network. I have downloaded MioNet for Win7 64-bit, and tried to get connected to the NAS drive. The Mionet client registers the new PC name to the server, and asks me if I have previously installed Mionet on this computer. I reply NO and it searches for the drive, but finds nothing ‘no storage devices found in the local network’. The network-attached printer works, the internet is accessible, I even disconnected the firewall. I can’t use the device. I have tried re-booting the PC, the MBW. Nothing works. Help! Please!
I found the Mionet scrubber and started again, also reset the NAS. Now I got mionet to install but when it starts after rebooting the computer I get a message saying that a necessary driver cannot be used unless I reboot. I reboot… and get the same. The drive is not visible on the home network in Windows 7… and now I have an error message on startup about some error at some address.
How can an off-the-shelf device connected to an off-the-shelf PC with standard windows 7 be so very hard to install? I have tried turning off my ESET security and turning off file sharing in Windows - nothing works.
I am a British expat living in Maputo, Mozambique, in Africa, and I don’t have any recourse to IT experts to sort me out. Is there some kind of offical WD help? I invested 500usd in this device and never managed to make it function… I worked 9 years in IBM, it seems hard to believe I could be so stupid as to break it…