I’m back again with this bugaboo of a drive.
Have been trying to get internet access to this drive for quite some time and have decided these past few days to really try and tackle it.
I have upgraded and downgraded the firmware and finally did get the WD Discovery to work. But it was still showing the wrong network. So I assigned a static IP and then it showed in my router as well as in my network, but still not internet access.
Then all of the sudden, none of my network pcs had internet connectivity and my network showed as ‘unidentified network with no internet access.’ I thought perhaps my ISP was having a problem and called them and they said there was a strong signal to my modem. They reset my modem for me and tried to reset my router but had no access to it (I bought the router from them so they do have access to them normally). I reset the router and rebooted my pc and re-established internet connection in my network.
Now when I checked under windows ‘network conntions’ it shows all the windows boxes, my router and an additional DLink Dir-601!
That has to be why this drive has not been able to connect to the internet. During the summer I was subletting and the router where I sublet was a DLink Dir-601 (that I had to set up for them). Somehow, those settings seem to have gotten hard-coded into my Live.
So I performed a ‘factoryReset.sh noreformat’ command and then rebooted the Live. When I check my network connections, that’s when I see the router that isn’t on my network AT ALL any longer.
Does someone know of a file that I can change or delete that will stop this from happening? Or am I forced to do a total factory reset and wipe the whole drive? Or should I just return this drive? I bought the thing in March and I only use it as a nas, nothing else.
I can still see the files but not access them in the way I need to, which would be via a mapped network drive. I can only access them through the WD Discovery via ‘Browse’ and that is not really too good of an option.
Thanks for any helpful ideas.
Cheers from a frigid Montreal.