I know very little about computers and even less about networking. I received a 3tb My Book Live for father’s day. I have one problem and one question that I was hoping the forum could help with.
I installed the MBL on Sunday by connecting it directly to my router. My computer is a desktop running Windows 7 x64 - Home Premium and connects to the router wirelessly. I installed the WD software on the desktop and used it to update the MBL firmware. Afterwards, whenever I tried to access the MBL through explorer, Windows asked me for a user name and password (I never set a password/created users etc.). I uninstalled the software, and voila, I could access the drive again. So I began dumping files on the drive. This morning, I tried to access the MBL (never reinstalled the software) and it asked me for a user id and password again. In Windows explorer there is a red “X” on the MBL drive icon and is says disconnected. I can still access the files on the drive from my ps3. What is going on and how do I fix it?
As far as transfer rates are concerned, how much faster would it be if I connected the MBL directly to my desktop with a cat5 cable (vs the current connection of MBL to router with Cat5 to computer via wifi)? If it’s faster, once I have transferred the files, could I connect the MBL back to my router (I don’t want to have to leave my computer running).
Your helps is greatly appreciated!