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WD Hard Drive Not Detecting

I currently have a 500gb WD Mybook world edition which is connected to my network via ethernet.

Recently, we switched ISPs so we now have dedicated IP addresses. I had to reconfigure the computers manually, however now the mybook will not show up on the network.

Is there a way I could assign it an IP address? Windows is not detecting it at all.

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Yes, this can be done via the user web interface, by typing in mybookworld or wdstorage into the web browser and the shared storage manager should come up. If you go to general setup there should be an option to update network settings.

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