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WD ShareSpace NAS Brings IT Home

Installation and Software

WD ShareSpace should show up on this discovery screen, and as you move through the tool, the software will proceed with mapping the drive. (See page 5 for why the WD Discovery tool isn’t necessary and only works the first time.) It will also show you how to register as the administrator for all of the ShareSpace’s many complex functions.

When you next check out your “My Computer” directory, you should see, depending on your installation selections, at least the Public portion of the WD ShareSpace drive.

Now you can return to the Discovery screen’s Configure tab and check out some of these complex functions, mostly found in the Web-based Network storage manager—a friendly blue browser-based interface with bubbly icons and buttons that help you navigate the ShareSpace’s features. WD gives you the option of Basic Mode and Advanced Mode. But you can’t do that much in Basic Mode.

You can add users—we added a guest login so that officemates could access the ShareSpace with password protection. You can set up MioNet—the remote access software WD provides so others outside your own network can get to the ShareSpace.

You can also check the system’s status, reboot it, and set up folders to divvy up the shared space on the drive from Basic mode. But really, that’s about it. If you want to mess around with RAID settings, set up downloads, get FTP working and serve streaming music, you’ll have to delve into Advanced Mode.