Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive

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Offline mybookworld (WD)

Jesus...this HD is anoying.

The WD is always offline in the Mionet and it says:

"The storage device was found on your local network, but it is currently not
able to access the Internet."

It pings alright, I can get access to it from the //worldbook/ page (but not to the files. Read about formating the drive (to get rid of the mac?) but that would erase too many importaint files.

I can find the drive in my router.

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  • arch5338 Aug 14, 2008

    I can see the unit but it says I'm offline and how do I go online to retrive files? and other computers?

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem- and no response from WD tech support. Not very impressive. I wonder if the router (di-524) settings may be involved? The computer is attached to the same router as the MyBook, though, and mionet has no problems talking to it...

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem



  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    It says that there is a driver missing, but not wvich one.



    Reinstall does not solve the problem

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    .pfffffffffffff

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Very Frustrating. The HD goes off line in the middle of accessing it through MioNet.

  • dapitts Nov 27, 2008

    Help!!!!!



    This thing is frustrating....anyone looking for a pretty white doorstop???

  • DarkFess Jan 09, 2009

    The storage device was found on your local network, but it is currently not able to access the Internet.


  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Same problem, working one minute, off line the next, fixed it once by firmware update, cant be bothered any more with it, i would not recommend this drive to anyone. Might just rip the drive out and use it in my PC as a standard drive. WD products are ok but their software is c**p and their support.....well what support!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    This product is sh____t. The backup software doesn't even connect. I accessed it from a linux system and had to manually move files with SUDO because the drive is set to root. And logging in as root all the time in Linux is a security risk. The web interface for the drive is cr____p. The security settings make no sense and there is no where to change the root setting. The drive uses a linux file system and the interface has no options. DO NOT BUY WD products. Their support was absolutely no help.

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Mionet is the software for the WD HD that runs on your router. I changed router and installed a "new World book". Works now.

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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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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).

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