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MioNet does not see my WD MBWE (1T)

My Western Digital MBWE is connected to a router (ALL1294B) that correctly assigns dynamic IP addresses (DHCP) to two PCs and this MBWE disk. There are no problems to access the MBWE disk via MyComputer or Windows Explorer (mapping the drive etc). However, It remained invisible to me through the MioNet. During the MioNet instalation I was asked to define the name for my computer but not for MBWE (as explained in the manual). Could it be something with enabling/disabling ports on the router? I couln't find the required port number for MioNet traffic ...

I am looking thankfully for any kind of advice.

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I do have a MBWE but have been using the explorer and not Mionet, so just a suggestion:
1. I would uninstall Mionet completely, restart the pc and then reinstall Mionet.
2. I would also try assigning a static IP for the MBWE; this can be set through your router's setup page;

If you're following anyone of these two and want to post response please do so, and good luck !!!

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