I have a WD MyBook World NAS with the set static ip (subnet mask - it might be also defined that the router ip is but I can't remember. It works great on my home network.

Now I took the device with me somewhere else and want to connect it directly to my MBP (running Mavericks) with ethernet cable. I just can't ping the NAS.

I have tried sharing my internet connection from the wifi to ethernet. Nothing.

I have tried setting the manual ip on the ethernet port in NetworkSettings to (subnet Nothing.

Can anyone please help?

  • Connecting your NAS directly to your macbook, with ip addresses in the same range (192.168.0.x) should work. So are you sure your NAS ip is Do you have the capability to connect using USB cable? What does the manual say? Aug 14, 2014 at 10:38
  • Hi CousinCocaine thank you for your reply. I am 100% sure my NAS ip is As I have said setting my ip to does not work, neither does for instance. I do not have a manual, a this is quite old and I threw it away.
    – reggian
    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:57
  • I have a Buffalo NAS with static IP and able to connect to using my MBP. Also iTunes recognizes the NAS with DLNA. I don't remember doing anything in special to connect.
    – KK99
    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:13
  • Here is your manual: wdc.com/wdproducts/library/UM/ENG/4779-705013.pdf Aug 14, 2014 at 16:29

2 Answers 2


Does system preferences show a network connection? You'll be counting on it switching to crossover mode - it's possible the NAS is interfering with that. Are you defining a router IP within system preferences? Make your machine ip, router, subnet, then try a ping.

If that doesn't work, post the output of this command: route -v get


I do not know what the problem was. But I have solved my problem by pressing the reset button and it went to normal DHCP mode. It works fine from there. I just have to reconfigure some stuff back.

Thanks everyone.

  • I'm not sure why someone would down vote your answering your own question, but I appreciate you following up and explaining things...
    – bmike
    Aug 14, 2014 at 20:52

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