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The WD mybook gone from my network

I ve been running the drive for some time know with no issues, however last week it stoped appearing on my network and I cant access the web interface as well. I connected it to my iMac but still couldnt locate it. Please tell me what to do all my files are in there...

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Oh boy , you need to tell me everything you can about what kind of network you have
what kind of computers are connected to said network
I need router names
I need all the data you can give me

I need more information before I can begin to help you on this.

shalom

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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