Now there is an interesting thing. One LED shows that there is a Link with the router. It’ll be either Green and sometimes Yellow depending on the link speed. I think on the MBL it’s always green.
The second LED usually shows activity on the line. Even if there is nothing happening there should be at least the occasional flash.
Let’s try approach this with what can be done and suspect everything. Can you change the network cable and also use a another network port on the Router. Have a look in the RJ-45 socket on the MBL. Do any of the 8 metal fingers appear abnormally bent?
Can you try the MBL’s network cable with another networked device to verify that the cable is actually working?
If that don’t work then the reset button can be tried., but the reset button only does three things on the MBL. It resets the root password that’s used for SSH access to the MBL’s operating system, it resets the owner password to blank and resets the networking set-up to use DHCP. The reset button will not erase your files.
This is what the reset button triggers:
# © 2010 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
# This is called by resetbtnd whenever the reset button has met the criteria for a reset. This script implements the actions for the reset button.
logger "reset button pressed, invoking reset actions"
# remove owner password
# set root password back to default
echo "root:welc0me" | chpasswd
# set network to dhcp
The WD Discovery software should be able to find the MBL. I have the two drive version and it’s generally the same as you’ve got apart from two drives and RAID1 or spanning can be configured. WD Discovery finds my MBLD.
The MBL should have it’s MAC address shown on a label. Try reserve an IP address on your router for the MBL’s MAC address. That’s what I do at home. All my stuff is configured to use DHCP and I manage what gets what IP address from the Router. It’s a whole heap easier if I have a gadget that does not need an exotic network configuration.