I purchased a WD My Book Live 3TB Network drive. I set it up and everything works fine. I noticed that to transfer my media to this drive takes FOREVER which **bleep** but I can live with that. Unless of course anyone out there knows how to fix this problem and speed it up a little. Anyway, on to the problem.
So because it takes ages to transfer my files to this network drive, every so often it will run into an error saying that the file that I am transferring can’t be found and my guess is that the connection drops from things like microwaves or other frequencies going on in the house. Sometimes I can still get into the drive and just erase the folders that were not completely transferred and I can start over. However, on two occasions, after this error happened while trying to transfer data to this network drive, my IP address was changed for the drive. I couldn’t get in and ended up calling Western Digital Tech Support. After about a half hour I figured it out myself that the IP was changed. WD tech support was not much of a help at all but that’s another story.
My question is why did my IP address get changed? How do I stop this from happening? And also is there a way to transfer files faster on this thing? Any help apprecitated. Thanks.