I too believe that changing my WDMC to static IP was a huge step forward, assigning an IP address above the DHCP range, in my case 192.168.1.201. Since doing that the system has been purring along, doing everything I want without a single issue. I have all options active and nothing changed via SSH.
AND, after connecting my WDMC and PC directly to my Apple AirPort Extreme WiFi Base Station, I’m getting lightening speeds when uploading/downloading contect between them. My WAN connection (Ethernet Port) can only run up to 100 MB (Full Duplex). All client systems in the house are served by the APE WiFi (PC is wired), haven’t noticed any slow issues, or any issues for that matter. Also, I wonder if it helped my configuration as the Apple APE is IPv6 capable? My WAN connection is not… but all of my household items work through the APE.
Not making excuses for WD, but when you consider the complexity of all the various network configurations, and services, with a multitude of OEM elements, DSL Routers, Switches, WiFi Base Stations, etc., it doesn’t surprise me that there have been some issues to resolve.
System has been up and stable for over 36 hours at this point… I’M DELIGHTED WITH THE PRODUCT, fits our needs perfectly.