I use an Apple Time Capsule 1st generation (router and backup system). I have attached a WD Book external drive to the TC which works as a separate “server” for the family documents and photo’s. This set-up worked perfectly until I this week formatted the WD and re-installed it. Now the files on the WD are not available through the TC.
I have connected the WD Book directly to my Windows 7 machine: WD Book visible including a station ID (:E) and name. Files all available. Check.
I have connected the WD Book directly to my MacBook: WD Book visible including a station ID (:E) and name. Files all available. Check.
In the Airport configuration program to configure the TC, the WD Book is visible as an external disk, but there appears no name or station ID (:E). Instead it shows the specs of the WD Book. (298 GB WD 3200 JB external…). No access to folders. This is the main problem in my opinion? Something goes wrong when connected to the TC.
In the Airport configuration program I furthermore have clicked the box for file sharing, with password, plus sharing via WAN. So theoretically this is set up as it should be.
I hope someone can help me.