History: I have bought a 4TB usb disk to connect it to the USB-port of my Fritzbox and use it as a NAS. Immediately I learned, that this is working, but far too slow. So I looked for a NAS-housing and found a second hand MBL at a dealer for returned goods, who is selling dozends of those on ebay. It comes without disk at a very low price and of course without warranty.
I plugged the board onto the 4TB drive (currently formatted with NTFS) and connected it to a Fritzbox LAN-port. When I connect power, it shows blue for 5 seconds, then steady green. The harddisk is running. Network LEDs: Connect is steady on and activity is flashing green every 2 seconds.
Problem: Cant find it on the network. Fritzbox reports in overview a connect at the LANport but does not list the WBL under network/devices (DHCP is enabled).
I supposed that the board might have a fixed and wrong IP and tried to reset it, but no signs of reboot when I press the button >4s, the WBL shows steady green. Button not working? I measured it 3.3V unpressed and 0V pressed, it works.
WD discovery finds only the fritzbox, and when wbl is connected to the notebook directly discovery finds nothing.
I tried all of this also without harddisk, results the same, only red light instead of green.
I was and am confident, that the WBL-board is not defect, but something is missing. Anybody any idea?