WD Anywhere Access Incompatible with Windows 7, Is There a Work-Around?


#1

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.


#2

What link did you go to for the installer? I can’t find the 3.60 version on the MioNet site. The newer version from http://mionet.senvid.net/get/downloadMionet.jsp works with Windows 7.

You also can use the web version of MioNet. Just go to http://www.mionet.com/ and sign in to run the Java version.


#3

I will not use MioNet. The WD Anywhere Access software was available for download on Western Digital’s web site after I registered my MBWE.


#4

From the download page for the drive ( http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=106&sid=78&lang=en), the newer MioNet software is listed. The WD Anywhere Access version is here:

http://mionet.senvid.net/get/downloadMionet.jsp?AllianceID=AWDNAS

The version will work with the blue ring drive and give you Windows 7 support (32 and 64 bit). If you don’t want to install the software, you can always use the web version from the MioNet site. It’s a Java applet, so it doesn’t require installation.