I’ve had a MyCLoud now for a couple of years I guess, and despite the monumental pain in the ass it was to get it set up, it works somewhat reliably most of the time while using the WD software. This was not my first choice of setup (understatement), but like many others here I’d wasted enough of my life trying to get the direct IP option to work and eventually just gave up on it in lieu of firing it through a closed upstairs window.
Fast forward a few months…I am overseas at the moment with a fairly reliable but slow internet connection. I am working on a project here in my spare time that requires me to access my My Cloud back in the states, which works kind of ok for anything under a few hundred MB…if you aren’t in a hurry and have the patience to retry the download several (many) times each. My latest challenge has been a 3 GB file that I can not get completely downloaded to save my life. I have tried just about every 3rd party solution including dropbox and various download managers, with no success. Eventually, to even my own amazement, I finally cracked the code on getting the drive to mount using an ftp connection, and can now actually see all the folders on the drive, but of course can not get any of them to download no matter what I try.
If anyone has any suggestions, here are my desired outcomes in order of preference:
I would like to be able to connect directly to the WD via IP and have it behave like a normal NAS…you know, upload, download, that kind of thing. HAHAHAHAHAHA…just kidding, like that could ever happen! so, seriously this time:
I would like to be able to download a 2-3GB file in under, say, a week, whether it’s in port forwarding or relay mode, I don’t care as long as I don’t have to keep restarting over and over and over and over, or alternatively, if the ■■■■ thing would just have the option to resume the download after it is interrupted, that would be great too. Any techniques for downloading in segments etc., any other workable ideas, bring it. I am not picky. (One exception: Any suggestions involving having me talk my wife through reconfiguring routers over FaceTime will be respectfully disregarded in the interest of preserving my marriage.)
If, as I suspect will eventually be the case, I end up having my wife just mail the whole thing to me, once I get the files I need, I will be disposing of it in whatever I deem to be the most satisfying manner. Off the top of my head, competitive options include shooting it with a large caliber weapon, having it blown up responsibly by our friendly EOD guys, or, my favorite, throwing it out of an aircraft. Suggestions welcome! And I do have a go pro.
Thanks in advance,