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WD MYBOOK I have installed the MIONET software; however, it keeps telling me it cannot find the hard drive. Any advise?

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Both the remote computer and local computer need to be on the same LAN . Also, remember, MioNet can only grant access to computers that are on and connected to the Internet.

The (My Resource tab) allows access to your personal data on any computer.

The (Shared with Me tab) allows you to view files shared by others.

The (Shared with Others tab) allows you to start sharing your own folders and webcams with others.

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Can't Access to MioNet, Can't access to WD Drive


It's a MioNet issue -- if you create a new MioNet account and reset the WD Anywhere Access/MioNet settings on the My Book World (accessible from the drive's interface on its http://ip or http://name address), you'll be able to access the drive again.

So here're your steps:

1. Reset the My Book World's MioNet settings (there's a reset button within the interface)
2. Uninstall MioNet (restart when it tells you to)
3. Re-install MioNet from the CD that came with your drive (restart again when it tells you to)

During this process it should find your My Book World and ask you to give it a name. Once you have completed the process, you should see the My Book World once again in your MioNet interface and be able to see the folders that are only visible when MioNet is running.

If you have any questions or want to speak with a MioNet Tech (I am one of them, my name is Laura), call our WD number at 1-800-275-4932 and tell them you have "Account Bug"

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Do I need to purchase the Mionet yearly sub for $47.99?


The version of MioNet that runs from your Passport is called MioNet Key. It allows you to remotely access all computers you've installed MioNet on with your MioNet username, free for the lifetime of the product. Unfortunately it does not work in reverse -- you cannot access your other computers remotely or locally with MioNet unless you run MioNet from the Passport. The version installed on your computers will remain Basic versions unless you upgrade to Premium.

There is backup software that ships with the WD Passport called Memeo. This is NOT MioNet, and has a Serial Number that it requires in order to do backups. The Serial Number should be located on the bottom back of the leaflet that came with the drive on a sticker. The leaflet is printed in multiple languages, and unfolds to be fairly large. If you cannot find your Serial Number, you must contact WD Tech Support. You may find more information by registering your WD Passport on http://support.wdc.com.

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After instaling mionet i loose my ip-settings


the problem is another Filter Driver on your Network Card. MioNet installs a WinPK Filter Driver (you can't see it under the "This Connection Uses" list under Windows XP, but you can under Vista) on all of your NICs, so if there is a filter driver from other software, such as your Internet Security, you can lose Internet connection. Go to Control Panel > Network Connections, right-click on either wireless or local area connection, and go to properties. Check the "This connection uses the following items:" box for anything with the word Filter in it, select it, then click Uninstall.

MioNet is also not compatible with the following programs for this very reason:
Sygate Personal Firewall
BullGuard
Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
AOL Xdrive

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Mionet problem


The issue you are experiencing is account bug. You must reinstall MioNet and create a new MioNet account, then attach the My Book World to the new account. You will then regain your MioNet access.
http://www.MioNet.com/mbvista -- this is the download installer for MioNet which works for blue-ring My Book Worlds. The White-Light My Book World requires different software.

To create a new MioNet account, please use the following instructions:

Part A. Reset MioNet/Anywhere Access

1. 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. The username and password it requests will be the same as your MioNet username, and the original password used for MioNet (if you changed your password on our website, it does not update the My Book World).

2. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup", then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings". On the following page you will have three buttons to select: please click on the "Stop" button, wait until WD Anywhere Access status goes to "Inactive", then click the "Reset" button. Once the WD Anywhere Access Status goes to "Not Registered," (on older firmware, it will go back to Active), the My Book World has been properly reset. This will return the MioNet software on the My Book World to default settings. It will not harm your stored files.

Part B. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet (on a computer located on the same network as My Book World)

1. Uninstall MioNet from one of your computers.
2. Insert your Western Digital installation disk or download MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.

NOTE: You must use the installation disk or the link above to create your new account. Certain functionality related to the My Book World is related to the installer you use to register a new MioNet account. Failure to use the proper installer may result in the need to repeat this process.

3. Register as a new user. You will need to specify a new username and E-Mail address.
4. During the installation, MioNet should detect the now reset My Book World. Please add it to your new account.

Part C. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet on your other computers

1. Uninstall MioNet from your other computers.
2. Install MioNet using the Western Digital installation disk or downloaded from MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.
3. Register as a current user with your new account's information.

Please let us know what your new account name is and we will follow-up with additional information. We will also send you instructions on how to reset that account's password.

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was this working before.or just after installing it is not working.

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I've never even heard of mionet till now , went to the site , I can see it's a webcam device with a hard drive ?

reguardless of all that , tripple check the hard drive of the mionet webcam device as if you would a regular hard drive , of course remember if your ibook see it , it could be because the drive is somehow compatable with ibook , it could mean the hard drive is formated in a manor compatable with ibook , aka a mac type partition created by the mionet program , either way diagnostic proceedures apply , this all sure smells like a cheep webcam scam to me , but thats a little unprofessional of me to say that , lets just start with the basics , is the drive partitioned by any special sofware , is it a MAC partition , is it a DOS partition , is it an Non Dos parition

honestly don't blame the hard drive if you don't know what altered it.

lets dig in slowly , lets have a look at the parition table.

shalom

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Go into task manager, kill all Mionet processes. Then start it again from the start menu. You should now have access.

Yes it's the Mionet software....it's rubbish.

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Here is a tedious solution that works. Use MioNet and move all the files you want to keep to another drive or another computer, then delete everything from the MyBookWorld. Remove MioNet from all computers. Next access the drive's built in Shared Storage Manager with a web browser. Check the pdf manual on the install disk to find out how. Create a new shared folder and then move everything you want on the drive into the new folder WITHOUT using MioNet. Map the shared folder as a network drive for easy access. Never, ever, EVER use MioNet again and all should be good. The drive works, the MioNet software does not.

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hey,

-No WD Anywhere allows 5 users I think.
This could only be the solution, if you installed WD Anywhere on other PCs before

Check out the MioNet site, think they give options for new users.
if this is not the problem, I don't have a solution by now.

bye

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Is your drive warm/hot like mine was/is ?
Mine dropped offline 2 or 3 times a week.
Put a small fan blowing on it.... been up for two weeks now.

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