I am not highly tech savvy so please, anyone offering any help, can you tell it to me like you are telling your Mom, or your Nan if your Mom is tech savvy!
I have a 2 TB WDMyCloud personal storage which has happily been attached to various BT wifi hubs for many years. Now I have the all new smarthub2 and have reconnected it. Whilst the Hub can see that it is connected to “something” it does not know what it is and it is shown on the hub homepage as being an unconnected devide.
How can I gain access to my drive? Is it simple, will I be able to do it?
Thanks in advance…
Part B, if I cannot gain access then how can I simply “see” my data on the WDMYCloud so that I can copy it off and put in on SSD storage? I have a laptop with an ethernet port (how lucky am I!) but understand from reading posts that half make sense to me that it will not simply show up as a device…
It shouldn't be any different to when it was connected to previous hubs.
Have you mapped it to a drive letter?
Open Windows File Explorer, right click on the 'Network' icon and then click on 'Map network drive'.
In the dialogue box that opens, choose which drive letter you want to map the drive to and then enter the folder as
it will then appear in File Explorer as that drive letter.
It is connected via ethernet cable, there is nothing plugged in the usb port of the hub?
the NAS was already mapped and I tried to remap it - this was when I discovered that it is not connected - well, it is plugged in but the network cannot see it
Ah, ok, I assumed it was just an external drive rather than a proper NAS.
Turn off Smart Setup on the hub. https://www.bt.com/help/broadband/what-is-smart-setup-on-the-bt-hub--how-can-i-turn-it-on-and-off-
hi, thanks so much for taking the time to reply to me. i got up with speed and excitement when i saw this suggestion. But no go i am afraid 😞 i have restarted all devices with the smart setup off (and the setting saved) and plugged the NAS into a different ethernet pot but there is no change - in fact insofar as the BT hub is concerned the NAS is still plugged into port2 but has no connection. It is odd because it has not worked at all with the new hub which has been in for 5 days now, yet the hub knows it is connected (or was connected) to port 2 but says it is not connected.
I wonder what to try next....
Try a factory reset of the hub and then turn Smart Setup off again.
OK, I shall try this later on when t'internet is not being used on work related matters. Thank you for your reply and, doubtless, I shall be reporting back soon...
Nope, a factory reset and turning off smart set up has made no difference to my issue. I shall take my life into my hands and try a contact to BT.... thanks again.
You will be wasting your time, they won't have clue.
You could try a factory reset of the NAS
Does your laptop connect ok to the hub via Ethernet?