WD 3TB My Book Live Home Network (Part #:WDBACG0030HCH-NESN)
Connected drive to Linksys BEFSR41 v3 Router
Booted into XP Pro w/SP3 > WD My Book Live CD inserted and Setup started > Welcome Screen appeared > Start Discovery option selected > after 15
minutes NO Drive had been discovered - cancel selected. Ran twice > same results.
Booted into XP Pro x64 w/SP2 and tried again - same results as above.
Started the Belarc Advisor program and noticed it ‘found’ the drive in workgroup WORKGROUP and had name MyBookLive.
Opend the UserManual.PDF and went to Troubleshooting and using it as a guide I was able to access the drive when I opened IE8 and typed:
http://mybooklive/ in the address box. I then reviewed the various options/settings and changed the workgroup name to match that of what was being
used on my network. I also changed the name from MyBookLIve to Externals. These changes were saved and the computer was rebooted to XP Pro and I was
then able to find the drive in Network Places > Microsoft Windows Network > (My Named Workgroup) > Externals.
I then booted into XP Pro x64 and the drive was also listed as available in that operating system as it was later when I booted into Win7 Ultimate
64-bit w/SP1 - so far so good.
I then used Explorer to review the files/folders on the CD and found quite a few different programs. I am assuming these programs would have been
installed if the setup program on the CD had ‘Discovered’ the drive and I was able to select the Install option on the welcome screen so, given that
I never got to 'Install" I am at a loss as to what I should do to finish the software installations, or are they really necessary and how would I
install them now anyway?