This may be a Windows networking issue, but it is directly related accessing the MYPASSPORT drive, and I think, the MYPASSPORT router.
MYPASSPORT is connected to my local network router for Internet access. I have a WDMYCLOUD connected to a router Ethernet port. I normally connect my laptop to the 5GHZ router network. Windows File Explorer displays both drives ([\MYPASSPORT](file:///\MYPASSPORT) and [\WDMYCLOUD](file:///\WDMYCLOUD)). I can access either drive by clicking its link. If I connect my laptop directly a MYPASSPORT network, file explorer no longer shows WDMYCLOUD. I can’t access the NAS. See image.
This affects my auto backup app which can’t access the storage folder on the NAS.
Does anyone know why Windows can see MYPASSPORT when connected to the network router, but can’t see the NAS when connected to the MYPASSPORT router? Is this a limitation of the MYPASSPORT router? The MYPASSPORT router is definitely passing data through the network router to the Internet. It sees a USB port on the router (RT-AC68U), but not the Ethernet connection. Any way to fix this?
Thanks for any help.