I am frustrated I just bought the WD My Book Live 2TB today, especially because of the support for Time Machine on my macbook pro.
I came home and plugged it in, first power, than into the wireless router - just as mentioned on the quick start guide. Green light and everything seemd to be ok. Then I started the software as mentioned on my macbook. There the problems started: the software cannot find the harddisk. It says, I should check connections and cables; which I did but everything is ok!
My setup at home is as follows:
---- Internet cable ----> modem —> Wireless Router (D-Link DIR300) —> Wireless to my macbook and occasionally connected via ethernet cable to an old desktop PC with Win7 and also occasionally connected via WLan to my old notebook with win 7.
Here are my problems:
When the hard disk is connected to the wireless it doesn’t automatically show up in Finder nor in Time Machine, as it actually should be compared to the manual. i cannot choose the Mybooklive for Time Machine under Mac OS X.
So I started to search in the internet for a solution…
What I found out so far is, that on my win7 pc I DO FIND the my book live under network drives and I can access everything. Just automatically via WLan… so the disk should work What does NOT work however is to search for it via the CD resp. the software which is mentioned in the quick start guide.
What worked so far:
I managed to connect the harddrive via “Go to -> connect to server” and entered “afp://192.168.1.111” - after that I was able to connect the hard disk and mount the “Public” drive. I already gave the harddisk a fix IP (see above) and I can ping it and I can open to webbased config stuff…
But I want the hard disk to work automatically. I don’t want to mount it everytime, when WD actually promises that it works automatically
Can you help me with this?!
Thanks for your help in advance!!!
Kind regards from Austria,
By the way: I found a thread, which is similary to my situation: http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/Does-not-recognise-MyBookLive-on-a-Mac/td-p/130848 but there hasn’t been a solution so far…
my system by the way is a macbook pro 13" with snow leopard, bought october 2010, D-Link DIR 300 Router