WD SmartWare not detecting network drive (2TB WD Passport)

Windows Backup detects both of my passports just fine, SmartWare… not so smart; only detects the local (1TB) Passport, not the networked (2TB) one that I want to use for all my backups.

Passports aren’t networked. Or are you talking about the My Passport WiFi?

I’m talking about a passport physically connected to my wifi router, which every computer in my house can detect and use.

And your router is… ?

NETGEAR Smart WiFi Router AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit (R6300v2)

Unfortunately router manufacturers had advanced with options for drive storage faster than Western Digital can keep up with. Shouldn’t be long before they catch up with an update.