Can't access My World Book 1TB through my browser.
I hope someone can help since WD can't. I have a 1TB My World Book drive and cannot acess it through my browser. Typing "mybookworld" in my browser has never worked. I ended up assigning it a fixed IP on my network to get it to even work. Now, I can access Shared Storage Manager through my browser by typing the IP address, but once I try to click on a different area, it says I haven't authorized correctly and to check the manual. Of course, this isn't mentioned in the manual. A pop up window asking for a username/password used to come up, but it doesn't anymore. Pop up blocker is off. Any help?
Re: Can't access My World Book 1TB through my browser.
Hi Vonnossa I had exactly the same issue after removing the MioNet software. My device is connected to a router that assigns IP addresses (DHCP) and can easily be accessed using explorer and by mapping the drive so that its available on startup. The solution I found is as follows. The unit has a default reset button that will reset the unit User Name to "admin" and the Password to "123456" Without the quotation marks. The button is recessed in a small hole between the power connector and the network connector on the back of the unit. Its much the same as the small hole on a CD/DVD Drive used to remove discs from a PC that is switched off. You will need a paper clip or similar to reset the device. Step 1. Switch off the unit and remove all leads. Step 2. Insert the paper clip into the small hole mentioned above and press (not to hard though) Step 3. With the clip still in the hole, connect the power lead and switch the unit on. Step 4. Wait until the circular power button lights up ( this can take anything up to a couple of minutes). Once lit count to 10 and remove the clip. Step 5. Re-connect the network cable and return to your PC. Step 6. In your browser type in "wdstorage" No quotation marks. Step 7. This will open the shared storage manager page. select your option and when it prompts for username enter "admin" and for password enter 123456 Once done you can change usernames and passwords as required. Good luck Dave
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Open My Computer
Open the icon for the WD external drive.
Click once on a directory.
Press the DELETE key on the keyboard.
Click 'Yes' to confirm that you want to delete the whole directory, including its contents.
If you have mapped it, you should see the public share in my computer.
If you don't see it there, then try remapping it again, by doing the following:
Right click on my computer > select 'map network drive' > In the folder option type: \\**IP address or name of the drive as you see it network**\public > select 'finish'. If this is executed successfullymt he drive will appear in my computer with a drive letter (normally Z: - If you left this option as it was). It would be named either by it's IP address or the name, depending on which one you used to map it with.
I would try to connect the drive directly into an ide or a sata cable on the motherboard. Maybe using the western digital tools from their website you'll be able to access the data and copy it. I hope this helps you.
Once the My Book World has been plugged back in, it will request a new IP from the Router. If the drive was unplugged accidentally, the ethernet cable may have also been knocked loose: make sure all cables are attached to the Router and the My Book World.
If your drive is still not appearing properly in MioNet, you can do a Hardware and Software reset on the drive. It will not affect your data, and it will allow you to re-attach the drive to your MioNet account. You do not need to reinstall MioNet to do this.\
1. Turn off My Book World 2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World 3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World 4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World
You should now be able to sign in to the Shared Storage Manager as admin/123456.
5. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear. 6. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup" then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings." Use the default username of "admin" and default password of "123456" (without the quotes). On the following page you will have three buttons to select, please click on the "Reset" button. This will return the MioNet software on My Book World to default settings. 7. From within the MioNet Client, go to File > Remove Computer. Locate the My Book World (WDStorage, MyBookWorld, or whatever you named it) and remove it. 8. If you do not see a new window from MioNet informing you that you have a storage device available, "Scan for Cameras and New Devices…" to detect the unit.
The alternating flashing between the inner and outer blue rings means the drive is currently in Raid Degraded mode per KB article 1480. You will need to have your drive serviced. If you are able to access the device's Shared Storage Manager you should find a Drive Status: Drive (A or B) failed. If you can access it, you might be able to re-create the raid by replacing the bad drive (they're labeled A and B internally with a sticker so you'll know which one to replace) -- it's generally recommended that you first go through the warranty process though:
I have the same drive. It works great with windows XP but with
Windows vista has difficulty seeing this type of drive and keeping the
connection once it is established. Take it back if you have
windows vista and then search for which 1TB drives work well with
windows vista. It really has problems with windows vista
64bit. I was able to finally see the drive when I was using
photoshop file/browse/network... then I dragged the shortcut Icon to my
desktop and access the drive that way from that point on. Mine
stopped completely tonight... I think the power cord went bad or
I believe you have a choice of using either the web interface or the desktop version of Mionet when you are on the same network (LAN), and as you mentioned both of you have no problem when you are on the same network as the NAS drive (MBWE) is.
When you are out of the local network where your NAS drive is, the only choice you would have is the web interface of Mionet. Eventhough you may have installed the desktop version of Mionet tool on a remote PC, I don't think you can access through that desktop tool. Sorry !!!