Re: WD my book live 3TB direct connect problem
I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Normally when you connect a network device to your network it grabs an IP address from your router, which is what enables the other computers to see it. If you plug the device right to your computer, it's never going to get that IP address, therefore it will never be seen by your computer or anything else on the network. You best bet would be to connect the device to your router via network cable and your computer to your router via network cable also. That will allow the fastest transfer speeds possible. Most newer devices also support 10/100/1000Mb connections (also known as gigabit). If that's the case, you could spend as little as $60, get a small 5 port gigabit switch, plug that in to your router, and then your computer and the MyBook in to the switch also. You'll be amazed at the speed you can transfer files. Providing your have fast HD's in the mybook, you should be able to transfer a 2GB file in less than a minute easily.
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