Will share this so far unknown ‘bug’ or weird behaviour that might fix your mac sharing.
you’ve tried everything so far:
set it up WIRED, to eliminate possible wifi-issues
checked FILE SHARING in prefs->sharing, AND SMB-sharing under OPTIONS
under prefs->network->advanced->WINS you’ve made sure that your workgroup name matches the one from the WDHUB. By default this is “WORKGROUP” on the HUB, it should be “workgroup” on your mac, (not capitals).
-> activated guest account, allowing sharing.
- you’ve made sure that in the prefs->sharing window named “USERS” all permissions are set to READ AND WRITE.
STILL NOT WORKING?? You’re probably going nuts right now, just like I was
Fear not: Well, as it turns out, the WD-HUB will ONLY see folders or users that have permissions given to a group named “STAFF” and set to Read & Write. Now, normally this would not be and issue since by default home-folder and public folder of any user-account has this group. BUT; if this has somehow been removed (by mistake, or for security reasons) there is NO WAY to get it back. YOU CANNOT SIMPLY ADD THIS GROUP!!!
This was the reason my network never showed up on the HUB.
Easy Fix? Create a NEW USER ACCOUNT. Call it whatever you want. Add it to the SHARED FOLDERS, and set the STAFF PERMISSIONS to read/write…
AND REMEMBER; every time you change ANY SETTING on your network, you MUST restart your WD-HUB, I did it by going to setup -> system -> device restart.