I’ve just purchased a My Book Live and have failed at the very beginning of the installation. When I plug the ethernet cable into my hub they activity LED blinks for a while and my hub shows an active connection. Then activity stops, the hub shows the port as diconnected, and the LED on the front of the WD drive starts blinking greeen. The drive never shows up on the network display on my PC or as an active user on my router. “Active user” means an IP addr has been supplied by DHCP, I think. (The router is really a combination router, wireless access point, and DSL “modem”.)
I moved my PC’s ehternet cable into the port I had tried using with the WD drive. It worked so I know the hub is not at fault. I’ve also tried two ethernet cables - the one supplied with the drive and another one. No luck.
I’ve disconnected the power cord and ethernet cables a couple times. I even tried a reset. Nothing helped. I’ve run out of ideas. Anybody have any clue what I should do next? It’s a bit too early in the process for me to try any PC-based debugging since the PC can’t see the drive.
BTW, the doc says the blinking green LED on the front of the drive indicates read/write activity. That really doesn’t make much sense at this point.