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How To Connect To WD My Passport Wireless Pro

To know how To Connect To WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive to your device, refer to any one of the three methods given on this web page.

How To Connect To WD My Passport Wireless Pro

Method 1 - Direct Wireless Connection:

Step 1

  • Check if both the Power and Wi-Fi LEDs on the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive are lit.
  • If not, press the Power button to turn on the drive.

Step 2

  • Windows - Go to the notification area and click the Network icon.
  • Mac - Click the Apple logo at the upper-left end, choose the System Preferences option, and select the Network option followed by the Wi-Fi option.

Step 3

  • You will see a list of networks on the screen. Select the WD My Passport -XXXX option. The XXXX denotes the last four digits of the MAC address.
  • This MAC address is found at the bottom of the WD My Passport Wireless Pro drive’s sticker.

Step 4

  • Navigate to the default web browser on the computer and enter the default IP address of the hard drive in the address field.
  • This will launch the dashboard of the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive. To know how To Connect To WD My Passport Wireless Pro using Home Wi-Fi Network Connection, follow the method 2.

Method 2 - Home Wi-Fi Network Connection

  • While performing the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive setup, if you set up a Wi-Fi password, you can use this password for establishing the connection.
  • Make sure to connect the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive wirelessly to your network.
  • Go to the drive’s dashboard, click the Wi-Fi tab, and navigate to the Wi-Fi Networks section.
  • Turn the toggle switch on and then choose your network from the Wi-Fi Networks list.
  • As soon as the Connect dialog box appears on the screen, fill the Wi-Fi Password field.
  • If needed, select the checkbox beside the Show Password option.
  • Make sure to select the checkbox next to the Share content on this network option.
  • If you want to change the Clone MAC Address, MAC Address, Device Name, and Network Mode setting, click the Advanced Options button.
  • Select the OK option in the Connect dialog box to save the changes.

Method 3 - USB connection

Take a USB 3.0 cable and connect it between the computer and the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive.

We have now seen how To Connect to WD My Passport Wireless Pro using 3 simple methods.