I am setting up a My Book World Edition (single drive, blue lights). It works fine in the office using the web interface to configure and I have shared folders mapped on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Kubuntu 10.04 without any problems and without needing any additional software.
I now need to access files remotely but I'm having a horrid time of it. I only need occasional access to files while I am working from home, and small files at that, so speed is not necessarily a concern. When I attempted to install the WD Anywhere Access software it will not install, stopping with an error stating that it is not compatible with Windows 7. This is software that I downloaded today from Western Digital's web site, it's version 3.6.0. The computer that requires access is Windows 7 64bit, I do not want to pay for MioNet.
I tried setting up FTP access using DynDNS but I get the router login when I try to access. The challenge is that the routers our ISP (Whidbey Telecom) uses are not user accessible in any way so I am not able to change any router settings. I believe this will make it impossible to set up FTP.
So are we out of luck here because we run the latest Windows operating system? Is there a version of WD Anywhere Access that I can obtain that will install in Windows 7? Or is there a work-around that does not involve either having to pay for access or hours of hacking?
Thanks for any and all helpful replies.