I just bought a MyBook Live Home Network Drive and soon after setting it up both my wife and I noticed significant slow-down accessing the external internet. Loading web pages are very slow.
Here’s the LAN setup: DSL modem with 4 ethernet ports – first to the WD MyBook, second to a AirPort Express for wireless for use by a MacBook Air, third to a Windows laptop, forth to a hub. This hub has a Canon MP640 printer, MacBook, and Windows XP desktop.
Without the MyBook all computers are very zippy to the internet. Soon after setting up the MyBook everything slows down. I’m trying to figure out what causes this. I have accessed the MyBook as a mapped drive on both one Windows computer as well as the MBA. I’ve shut down the MyBook (from the UI interface) and all seemed to get faster. Then things slowed down again. I’ve used both DHCP for all devices then used static IP addresses for all (192.168.1.x) computers as well as the MyBook. The slowness is the same.
The slowness is intolerable. Can someone suggest a fix or must I return the drive for another brand?