How to Enable Local Network Access on a My Cloud Home and ibi Without Cloud Services (2024)

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  • Locate Hostname for Windows
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  • Locate IP Address for Windows
    (Advanced)

  • Locate Hostname for macOS
    (Preferred)

  • Locate IP Address for macOS
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  • How to Enable Local Network Access

Local Network Access applies to network-mapped drives on a local network. Network-mapped drives will only provide data for the user account that has local access enabled. Up to 5 local users can access data at the same time.

This method is only if cloud services are not available.
When cloud services are available use the Web app.

  • Need more help?

  • Answer ID 34991: How to Enable Local Network Access to Data on My Cloud Home Using the Dashboard with Cloud Services
  • Answer ID 50524: How to Enable Local Network Access to Data on SanDisk ibi Using the Dashboard with Cloud Services

Enable Local Access

Access Data using Samba(SMB) on Windows or macOS

Windows Steps

macOS Steps

  1. Find the Hostname or IP Address of the device.

    Example of hostname would be:
    MYCLOUD-123456
    IBI-123456


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    Use IP Address if hostname does not work.


    Need more help?
    Answer ID 4166: How to Get the IP Address of a WD Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device


  2. Copy the Hostname (preferred) or IP Address (advanced) into the search bar of a web browser.

    HOSTNAME EXAMPLE:

    My Cloud Home:

    Windows
    http://MYCLOUD-123456

    macOS
    smb://IBI-123456.LOCAL
    http://MYCLOUD-123456.LOCAL

    SanDisk ibi:

    Windows
    http://IBI-123456

    macOS
    smb://IBI-123456.LOCAL
    http://IBI-123456.LOCAL


    IP ADDRESS EXAMPLE:

    My Cloud Home and SanDisk ibi

    http://192.168.1.100


  3. Click Sign In using your Western Digital Account.

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    IMPORTANT:
    Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is not required if Local Network Access is already setup.
    Skip to Step 7.


  4. Check the email inbox for the (2FA) code.
    The email will come from noreply@accounts.westerndigital.com.
    Check the junk folder if not found in the inbox.

  5. Copy the (2FA) code from the email.

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  6. Enter the (2FA) code into the prompt named: Enter the code.
    Click Continue.

  7. Turn On Local network access.

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  8. Enter a local user name and password for the private share.
    Click Add Access to grant local network access.
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    The login and password is different and unique from the Western Digital account and is only used for local network access.

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  9. Click Sign Out to exit.

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    1. Reboot Windows and Sign In again.
    2. Type File Explorer in the search box.
    3. Click File Explorer.
    4. Click Network.
    5. Double-click into the My Cloud Home.
    6. Enter the local network user name.
    7. Ensure the local network user password.
    8. Select the private share.
    9. Right-click and select Map Network Drive.
    10. Click Finish.

      Need more help?
      Answer ID 25436: How to Map a WD Network Drive on Windows 11 and Windows 10


    1. Click Finder.
    2. Click Network under Locations.
    3. Click My Cloud Home Hostname.
    4. Click Connect As.
    5. Select Registered User.
    6. Enter the local network user name.
    7. Enter the local network user password.
    8. Check the box Remember this password in my keychain.
    9. Click Connect.
    10. The mapped drive will appear in the Locations menu in the Finder window.

      Need more help?
      Answer ID 24148: How to Map a My Cloud and My Cloud Home Network Drive on macOS

  10. Need more help?
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    IMPORTANT:
    • This method will only work for Device Owners that have already setup their device. Full setup will be needed to enable local network access for devices that have been newly purchased or system erased to factory settings.
    • Ensure the computer is not on a VPN or a different VLAN, network or subnet.
    • The computer used for local access must be on the same local network as the device.
    • Connection Type must be Local to access the dashboard in the Web App.
    • If the connection type is Relay or Direct, wait 5 minutes for the connection type to be set to local. Refresh the browser to see if the connection type has changes to local. Reboot the computer if the Connection Type didn't change.
    • If connection type still says Relay or Direct, access the dashboard using the Hostname or IP address of the device.
    • The Device Owner CANNOT enable local network access for guest users.
    • Local network access must be enabled by each guest user.
    • Local network access using Samba (SMB) does not include access using the Mobile, or Web.
    • A maximum limit of 10 users can enable local access per device.
    • A maximum limit of 5 connections to local shares can be accessed at a time.

    • Need more help?
      Answer ID 7711: Connection Status, Types and Definitions of My Cloud Home

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Answer ID 50626
Published 04/05/2023 11:52 AM
Updated 04/09/2024 02:44 PM

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FAQs

How to Enable Local Network Access on a My Cloud Home and ibi Without Cloud Services? ›

Of course you can transfer data to the My Cloud without an internet connection. The My Cloud is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. It connects to your local network via an Ethernet cable. You cannot connect a computer to the USB port on the My Cloud.

How do I enable local network access on a my cloud home? ›

I would advise following these steps;
  1. Reboot Windows and Sign In again.
  2. Type File Explorer in the search box.
  3. Click File Explorer.
  4. Click Network.
  5. Double-click into the My Cloud Home.
  6. Enter the local network user name.
  7. Ensure the local network user password.
  8. Select the private share.
Feb 8, 2024

How do I connect My Cloud to the network? ›

  1. Power up the My Cloud device.
  2. Connect the My Cloud device to a router.
  3. Setup your administrator username & password for local account access.
  4. Enter the info you would like to use for the MyCloud.com account in order to access your My Cloud from a remote location.

How do I enable my home network? ›

How to set up a home network
  1. Install your router in a central location in your house. ...
  2. Configure essential security settings once you install your router. ...
  3. Install access points if you need to extend your Wi-Fi signal to other devices within your network. ...
  4. You're now free to connect your wired and wireless devices.
Jan 15, 2024

Can you use my cloud home without internet? ›

Of course you can transfer data to the My Cloud without an internet connection. The My Cloud is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. It connects to your local network via an Ethernet cable. You cannot connect a computer to the USB port on the My Cloud.

Can WD My Cloud be connected directly to computer? ›

Is it possible to connect My Cloud directly to a PC without a router? Yes, just connect the Ethernet wire from the My Cloud to the computer's networking port.

Can I access my WD cloud from anywhere? ›

With the My Cloud Home app, you can access, upload and share your content from anywhere with an internet connection.

How to set up a home cloud network? ›

Steps for Building a Personal Cloud Server
  1. Step 1: Choose a storage platform. ...
  2. Step 2: Choose your hardware. ...
  3. Step 3: Install an operating system. ...
  4. Step 4: Install the cloud storage platform. ...
  5. Step 5: Configure your network. ...
  6. Step 6: Configure cloud storage options. ...
  7. Step 7: Connect and start enjoying your personal cloud.
Jan 21, 2023

Do you need a network to access the cloud? ›

Overall, cloud storage can be a great way to store and access files without an internet connection. There are several tools and services that allow users to access their files even when they are not connected to the internet.

Does My Cloud have to be connected to router? ›

Correct. You must connect the My Cloud using the Ethernet port to the local network WiFi Router or local network switch/hub that has a WiFi router connected to it in order for any WiFi device or computer to access the My Cloud.

How do I access my local network drive? ›

Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu, or press the Windows logo key + E. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive. In the Drive list, select a drive letter.

How do I access my WD My Cloud hard drive? ›

Access Your Content
  1. Make sure that: You installed the WD My Cloud mobile app. ...
  2. Launch the WD My Cloud mobile app.
  3. Make sure the My Passport Wireless drive (default name: MyPassport) is listed as an available device. ...
  4. Navigate to your content and tap to view or play.

How do I setup a network drive on my home network? ›

How to Connect your Windows PC to a Network Drive
  1. Go to File>Explorer.
  2. Select "This PC"
  3. Select "Computer" from the top menu bar.
  4. Select "Map Network Drive"
  5. Select "S:" as the drive letter.
  6. Enter the folder path: \\tnsfiles.tns.newschool.edu\shares\
  7. Check "Connect using different credentials"

How do I give Google home local network access? ›

Turn on Local Network access
  1. Go to your iOS device's Settings.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is on. To turn it on, tap Bluetooth tap the toggle.
  3. Scroll down, then tap the Google Home app.
  4. Tap the Local Network toggle on.

What does allow app to access local network mean? ›

Apps that access your local network can collect information about nearby devices in order to determine which networks you join and when. This information could be used to create a profile of you. Tap Allow to grant the app access to your local network.

How to set up user access to a local area computer network? ›

How to Connect to a Local Area Network (LAN) Connect a modem to the WAN port on the back of your router. Plug your computer into an open LAN port on your router with an Ethernet cable. Test your network connection, and turn on sharing for files or printers so any connected computer can access them.

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