I have a WD MyCloud Home 4TB connected directly to a FritzBox Gigabit router. My Mac is also directly connected to the same router. Both connections are via Ethernet cable. Time Machine backup has been successfully set up.
The access/backup only works when the network is connected to the internet. It should surely work even without external internet connection!?
The backup speed is very slow (only ca 20GB/hour). This should be much faster on a direct connection via a local Gigabit network !?
Both these issues suggest that the backup may be going via the external internet - not my local network ! Is all data between my Mac and the WD (both next to each other on the same LAN) going via California !!??
Would welcome any comment on how to make WD NAS work locally without internet and at high speed and without sharing data externally.