I picked up a WD MyCloud 4TB drive the other day. I live in an apartment in a house with four other apartments and so the main Wifi Router is setup on a floor I don’t have access. For this reason I am trying to setup the drive on a separate router that isn’t connected to the internet in my apartment.
The router is a Smart RG SR505 modem/wireless router and was previously set-up to have the internet going through it at our last apartment. I can still see and connect to the network on my Macbook computer.
I’ve plugged the WD MyCloud into the Smart RG router via the ethernet cable and LAN port and connected to it on my Macbook in the wifi settings. (keep in mind this router is offline as no internet is running through it.) I ran the set-up installer and the drive can’t be recognized.
I’ve read you can use the WD MyCloud as a LAN network if you have a router with no internet so my question is, how can I setup the drive on a router not connected to the internet? Does the Smart RG Router have to be configured a certain way? Currently it is setup on WLAN with the MyCloud plugged in to LAN 1. I’ve did a hard reset on the MyCloud and still can’t be recognized. I am not familiar with setting up router configurations or resetting it from when it was last setup for internet usage. Any help is much appreciated.