PRO4100 changed IP after update

#1

This morning I found that the connection to my PRO4100 was no longer accessible. Checked power connection – all was normal. Scrolled device menu to find that the IP had changed to and address I was not familiar with. I have not changed IP provider, nor had my DHCP changed – all other devices on my LAN still used the 192.168.x.x. I tried to log into the NAS with admin credentials using the last known IP – could not connect. Then I resorted to the old fail safe of a manual shut down/restart. NAS came up normally and with the correct IP. Checked the system log to find that earlier this morning the system did a firmware update. Is this normal for WD update to reconfigure the IP on the NAS during an update, making the system useless?

#2

If the address was 169.254.x.x, that’s called an APIPA address. It’s what many devices resort to if the DHCP server doesn’t respond with an address.