Windows 10: NAS and attaching a My Book drive to a router port

Discus and support NAS and attaching a My Book drive to a router port in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Don't know enough yet to answer my question. NAS's are something new to me so I'm trying to get up to speed (no pun intended). As I understand it a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by smalltown, May 30, 2017.

  1. smalltown Win User

    NAS and attaching a My Book drive to a router port


    Don't know enough yet to answer my question.
    NAS's are something new to me so I'm trying to get up to speed (no pun intended).
    As I understand it a NAS would hang off of a router port, and have its own built in IP address so it can be accessed from the net or just use it locally (or both).

    I have also been checking out new routers, and see that the Linksys WRT1900AC, and higher have a rear USB 3.0 port. Since I don't have any USB 3.0 ports on my desktop (yet) it got me thinking. (bad thing on my part)

    Could I connect a My book to the router USB port, and would it be the same thing as a NAS ? I'm thinking not since it wouldn't have own IP address?

    Would I get good speeds using the My Book connected to the router since I don't have a USB 3.0 on my desktop?

    Lastly how good are speeds to a NAS verses connecting a drive to a USB 3.0 desktop port ?
    My current router an old Linksys DIR-615 specs indicates port specs are 10/100 so upgrading my router to a router with 10/100/1000 should increase transfer rates to the NAS or My Book ??

    P.S. You blokes across the pond have your in act together !

    :)
     
    smalltown, May 30, 2017
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  2. michaelG4 Win User

    Windows 10 explorer network error 0x80070035 the network path was not found

    I have win 10 on a Lenovo laptop and a WD my net router 900 with a NAS drive connected to the USB port. I have contacted WD and they say that this is a frequent with win 8 and 10. They say it is a problem with the win os with many different routers. I
    tried the steps that you recommended and that did not work. I still get the same error message. In the router configuration dashboard I can see that the router list my NAS drive so I know the router is configed correctly. After trying your solution I still
    can not map to the NAS drive. PLEASE HELP.
     
    michaelG4, May 30, 2017
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  3. Cannot access wireless WD My Book Live after Win10 conversion

    Yes, by NAS I mean the WD My Book Live as it is indeed a NAS (Network Attached Storage). NAS and attaching a My Book drive to a router port :)

    Do you by any chance have a smartphone/tablet with a OS which can run applications? If yes you can try downloading the WD My Cloud application and see if it detects the NAS on your network (both the NAS and the phone need to be on the same network so if the
    NAS is connected to a router you need to have your phone connected to the same router via WiFi).

    If all else fails, try contacting our live support for more info. http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=2bohhs

    .
     
    Captain_WD, May 30, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    NAS and attaching a My Book drive to a router port

    Most routers that have USB ports let you connect a hard drive and it shows as a shared folder so you can use it there is a fair chance the speed could be better than local but there are a lot of factors to the equation
     
    Samuria, May 30, 2017
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  5. Berton Win User
    Routers do have the ability to 'look like' a computer. Mine is a Gigabit Wireless with 4 Ethernet ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. I haven't any need for the USB yet because of my setup I also have an 8 port Gigabit Switch [needed for 5 computers, workbench, 2 NAS Ethernet drives and 2 Ethernet printers (Inkjet and Laserjet). An advantage to the WDC MyCloud NAS drives is I can access files on them using versions of Windows, osMAC [formerly Mac OS X] and Linux computer whether Wired or Wireless. The computer part interprets the files as needed when accessed by any computer. The Wireless part of the Gigabit Router is 802.11b/g/n, am looking at the future in replacing with 802.11ac equipment as I now have 2 computers with that capability.
     
    Berton, May 30, 2017
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  6. smalltown Win User
    I will say one thing I visited the Newegg web site, and read all the reviews for the MY Cloud 4TB drive, and they aren't exactly glowing. Especially the latest (all the other are for 2016 or older) confused me about the subnet comments.
    WD 4TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN-Newegg.com

    I'm not sure if that meant I would not be able access my data from within my own home with the first version,and that doesn't sound right to me. I have no way of knowing what version drive I would get it's all factory sealed.
     
    smalltown, Apr 5, 2018
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