It seems no solution has been yet proposed for the visibility problem. I have been suffering from this problem for a while.
My question now is: anybody found a solution? In particular, my problem is that WD Mycloud is not reached through my wirleess reouter connection.
Here is what is happening:
In the past, I had a router (Operating on ADSL), which is wirless and wired. I linked WD cloud to it. The router (which is also a modem) was connected with a Desktop PC. I have a laptop connecting to the wirless router, hence to the WD Mycloud without any single problem.
I have given up the ISP and brought a wirless router. Because of poor signal, I have to put the router near the window of another room. It is not possible, therefore, to wire it up with my PC.
So, I brought a switch and connected it to an access point. The access point receives the router’s signal and commnicates it with the devices attached to the switch. Thos devices are a printer , the WD mycloud and the PC computer.
I have had lots of problems. The PC sometimes detects the WD but other times (when the power is off then on), it does not see it at all. My problem is the same with the laptop, which does not see the device.
After thinking on the matter, for a while, I deduced that the main problem is that whenever the router or the computer is turned on then off, the network assigns a different IP to the MY clould device. I solved this problem by getting into the dashboard of WD cloud and fix the IP to STATIC. I chose an IP unlikely to be in conflict with other IPS, that is: 192.168.1.20
(A) The PC works fine with the WD Mycloud. There is no ptoblem even if I restart the PC or turn on and off the PC or teh router. Since it is connected to a switch and through the switch to the WD Clould, (By wire), it can see it.
(B) My Laptop does not see the WD Cloud through the wirless router. The only solution left for me is to connect the laptop by a wire to the switch. In this case, it works.
© When connecting my laptop with the wireless router, I am unable to reach the WD Dashboard. The IP Does not work. The problem seems to be that: the router goes to the internet in search for the WD local address 192.168.1.20 instead of going to the switch. As a result, the router does not see the device and the devicse is invisible in the network.
So, if my deductions are correct, my question is: HOW can I make the wirleess router go to the local address instead of looking for it in the internet?