Despite reading the manual meticulously, and the myriad posts of what to set up, I still am unable to access shares via Ethernet after a coupla days. I have worked in IT for decades so I’m not a totaly dumb newbie.
WD can access web services through the LAN to the router.
WD connects successfully to the LAN, apparently - where can I see this from my Win 7 PC?
Should I instal Samba and try that?
Do I need to run Windows Media Player?
Have fiddled with folder properties security for ever, seemingly. They all include permissions for user “Everyone”.
I have a coupla users show up with a red question mark and name consisting of long numbers:
"Account Unknown (S-143-873404 …blah blah . 'Could this be files created from from a previous Win 7 instal - I keep my data on a seperate drive.
Use a WORKGROUP and can see all my network shares in Win File Exploder.
I know to reboot the WD (long press and hold to switch off).
I’ve yanked the inet cable out the router and turned off Windows Firewall, to see if that’s an issue - but naw…
Is there a methodical way to step through and work out what’s not connecting by elimination (or error log files?).
'Can only play media through local USB…
Thanks for any suggestions