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Topic # 113103 6-Jan-2013 16:21
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So I have a wireless MyBook Live drive and want to connect it to my Windows 8 PC directly. I was told to grab a crossover ethernet cable. However, the PC doesn't seem to recognise the drive.

Anyone have any other ideas?

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  Reply # 740699 6-Jan-2013 16:46
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I'm only guessing here, but does it need a firmware update if that's at all possible? 
Or a Windows 8 driver install if available? 





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  Reply # 740708 6-Jan-2013 17:51
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Good idea, I have just checked and I have the latest drivers.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 740711 6-Jan-2013 18:07
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Hi, my guess is that without a DHCP server in the network its going to fail.

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  Reply # 740712 6-Jan-2013 18:07
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heavenlywild: Good idea, I have just checked and I have the latest drivers.


I would think you wouldn't need a crossover cable since most motherboards should be now auto-mdix.

Anyway you might need network software from WDs website




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  Reply # 743421 11-Jan-2013 17:04
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Usually you plug the hard drive into your router and use the routers assigned IP address to access the built in web management software.

That is how I setup my WD Mybook world edition a few years back.

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  Reply # 743468 11-Jan-2013 18:29
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I have just setup a mybook live duo on my windows 8 system. I just plugged it in to my router via the supplied network cable, let it do an update, setup the folders I wanted backedup and away it went. Its a great little nas box.

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