Hello all - Thank you in advance for your help.
I have a 2tb MyCloud device I want to use in my small office of 4 users.
I have a ATT NVG510 DSL Wireless modem \ TP-Link TL-ER5120 multi-port gigabit switch \ my office is ethernet wired.
I have the Mycloud in my locked office connected via ethernet cable (no pc inbetween).
I have 1 ethernet cable from the modem to the switch.
If only 1 user - speed is wonderful - I see 100 Mbps on the LAN connection and I can open folders & files with no issues.
This is true whether the 1 user is using wifi (72 Mbps) or ethernet cable (100 Mbps) - per the network status on that connection.
If a 2nd user logs in - speed decreases; 3rd user user slower still … you get the picture.
When I called WD today, they told me to isolate the MyCloud on a gigabyte router.
Though I am fairly tech savvy, I am not a network expert. I’ve googled before coming to this forum.
Do I -
a) buy a gigabyte wifi router
b) connect the modem to the router
c) connect the router to the switch (for other connections)
d) put the Mycloud on the router
e) leave wifi on modem \ turn off wifi on router (if any) so wifi still goes thru modem
So if wifi - the signal goes thru modem to other devices
If ethernet - it will come thru switch to router.
Does anyone have this type of setup? Will this allow 2-3 users on the MyCloud with reasonable speeds? WD does claim MyCloud does support a small office like mine.
BTW - I just read a post about fluctuating speeds since the July Firmware update. I’m at that same July Firmware of v04.00.00-607. The device was fine on my switch about a month ago. So maybe it’s the Firmware ?