I have a 2TB My book Live and it will not connect to the router or switch…
I have a netgear WNR2000 wireless router connected to a Netgear FS608 v3 switch, I have three computers a Homeplug system a cctv DVR all connected and running fine, insert the cable for the My book live and it will not connect no lights what-so-ever, connect it to the wireless router and it will connect but only at 10MB/s so file transfer is sloooow…
The supplied cable does nothing nor will 4 other cables I have, but another will let it connect via the router but not the switch these are cable’s that are already connected to computers.
Today I went and bought another netgear switch, a GS108 again the same problem with various cables apart from the one cable which will connect but again at only 10.
I can transfer a 5.5GB file from computer to computer in 3 minutes, via the My book Live and computer 11 minutes!!
The connection of the network cable and the lights on the rear of the My Book Live seem to connect ok sometimes when you plug in a cable but other times you get no lights at all I have been trying to get this working reliably now for two weeks and its just so intermittent which makes it useless even the updates fail, fail, fail so you leave it all connected and suddendly its updated **bleep**??
I am seriously wondering if this unit is duff if anyone can offer suggestions as to what to try otherwise I think I’ll have to return it and get my money back.
Steve with now no hair of what little he had!!