Hi, we’re having real trouble streaming movies in any way from the My Passport Wireless. These are the things we cannot do or can only do with great difficulties:
- We cannot read/write anything when mounting the disk to a MacBook Pro using the USB cable. After a few seconds, the LED starts flashing a white light, and the disk never becomes visible to the Mac.
- We cannot stream video via our home network (when the My Passport Wireless shares content over the network). The video lags extremely much, way too much to bear. This is on a responsive network where we often stream HD video from other sources.
- It is also highly unreliable to stream video via the My Passport Wireless’ own wi-fi network. It never works on the Mac, sporadically through the iPad WD app, but also here the disk takes ages to be identified by the WD app, so it is too cumbersome to use.
In all, it’s always a 20 min. process to be able to watch a video, and even then it’s only 30-50% chance of success. Right now we failed using all methods. Result: We’re watching YouTube.
Is this expected behavior?