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Ethernet cable Hi do I need the ethernet cable with the usb or is it optional

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Its just optional if you like to use a Ethernet cable for this device , for us long the device is connected via USB its definitely fine....

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The USB port of the My Cloud is designed to be used as an extension port. You may use it to attach another external to the My Cloud or device like a camera. If you prefer cable connection between your PC and your My Cloud, I would recommend you to use an Ethernet cable.

http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-My-Cloud/Connecting-My-Cloud-to-MacBook-Pro-directly-with-Ethernet/td-p/717882 - Check this similar topic in the official WD community.

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Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations.
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Hi, I cannot connect my Lacie "EDmini Ethernet 400 gb" on to my laptop (dell with windows 7) via the Ethernet option? The blue light goes on but the disk cannot be found by my laptop. Could you...


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If you have a Router at home, connect the drive to it with an Ethernet cable and then use the LaCie Network Assistant to access it. It is easier.
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I bought this hard drive in march and never hooked it up and i can find the instructions do i need the ethernet cable or is it optional


no the ethernet cable is optional...you do not the it to funtion the device

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Can usb substitute for the ethernet connection?


Perhaps buy one on eBay (possibly $60) and pull it's interface circuit board, to replace your bad one:
http://search.ebay.com/netdisk

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