Why doesn't this Just Work?
July 28, 2010 11:54 PM Subscribe
Snow Leopard DHCP Fun. I want to hook my NAS drive directly to the ethernet port on my Mac. I also want it to have a static IP. How do these things work out?
posted by hwyengr to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a WD MyBookWorld 1TB (with the white light bar) a while back when I wanted to have network storage for my laptops. For that purpose, I plugged it into a standard home router, and assigned it a static IP of 192.168.1.10 so that I could use that address for the path for things like iTunes libraries and the sort.
Now, I purchased a fixed-place computer, which I have attached to my TV. So, I don't really need access from my laptops, and I'd rather not buy a Firewire enclosure if I don't have to. When I connected the drive to the computer, the drive share popped up in the list of Shared items, but connections failed. I tried logging into the admin settings web client by using both "mybookworld.local" and "192.168.1.10", to no avail.
So, I reset the network settings on the drive, which sets it back up to pull a DHCP address from the computer. It was assigned 126.96.36.199. Since I still want a static address, I figured I'd try something in that range, so I gave it 188.8.131.52. Still nothing.