The NAS is working, but I’m not finding it very friendly. The only way I can access it is by mapping a drive, remembering what IP I assigned, or by using the WD Access utility.
It is not shown as a Network device in Explorer unless I open a window using one of the IP or WD Access. Once the window is closed it is removed from the Network listing.
Looking in the device manager, a “2-Bay NAS” is listed as a problem with no driver installed.
Part of this was issue was raised here over a year ago WDMyCloudEX2 in Windows Explorer Issue
I’m mostly concerned with the driver. Perhaps it is the the cause of the slow speed.
Trying to copy files from a USB drive that was attached (using Explorer, not using Backup) gave performance that was very slow, 2 MB /sec., but I know part of that is due to a 100MB switch and then a wireless connection, but still, that is way below what I would expect.
The NAS has been set to a fixed IP, and it has gone through a 40-second reset.