Disk utility can't fix WD Passport wireless

After 3 hours of troubleshooting this am and not being able to get the drive to even mount, I finally got the firmware updated. Next, Disk Utility finally recognized drive but first aid says can’t repair disc. Reformat. I beleive these drives have to be reformatted as FAT to work wirelessly? Is there anything specific I have to do becasue the drive is wirless? Have refromatted a million drives…but never a non-mac extended drive. WD Drive utilities does not see the drive…so can’t run that. Weird.

ANY ADVICE WELCOME.

Thanks

Have also tried to run diagnostics through browser but it won’t go past 5 %…

Hello,

Have you tried resetting the drive?

see if this helps

That’s the first thing I did.
After another 3 hours I was able to get disk first aid to erase and reformat.