My Cloud doesn't open by URL on Safari


Two part question…  though, I think if the first one answers the second one might be easy to figure out.  I’ve been trying in vain to get access to the dashboard my NAS name (http://MyCloud/UI) from Safari.  I can access without problem by IP, but not hostname.  On a whim I loaded Chrome and it works flawlessly by URL.  Anyone have any idea what’s going on?  

Ultimately. I’m looking to have the menu pick off of Bonjour, which currently tries to resolve to  http://mycloud.local.  Yes, with the . at the end.  So, that’s the second part of the question – anyone know how to change the URL that Bonjour sees the NAS at. 

And. the reason I’m doing this is because my Time Machine backups will periodically not work because the sparesebundle is in use.  I’ve read that mapping with Bonjour helps…

that is indeed strange. what is the name of nas drive that appears in the networks (I am on windows but you should  know the equivalent on Mac I guess)?

On my machine it appears as wdmycloud.

Now, if Iuse Safari as http://wdmycloud/UI     it works

same for firefox and IE as http:\wdmycloud\UI

Notice the slash in the url.

You shoud also be able to ping the drive’s by name that appears in networks. for example:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>ping wdmycloud

Pinging wdmycloud [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

(ip might be different to yours)

If all fail, everything fail, then you can edit the hosts file  in your machine (as a last resort) and add a mapping for the device:

for example

For example:

#          # source server
#              # x client host         mycloud

(MAC format might be different check it first)

but you really do not need this if all is setup properly. I never had to touch it.


It’s listed as MyCloud… I can ping by that name and Chrome works, as I said earlier.  It just seems to be Safari  

yes at first I thought safari was stupid until I switched the slashes. I dunno, try mapping it.