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WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB Hard Drive Guide

WD My Passport Wireless Pro is a portable hard drive that has several amazing features such as Auto-backup and Password protection. The hard drive is easy to install and use. Also, the drive is durable, shock-tolerant, and is supported on Windows 10/8/7. It can be used on other operating systems upon reformatting. The instructions for WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup is given below.

How to Setup My Passport Wireless PRO 1TB External Hard Drive in Windows?

The instructions given below will help you set up the drive quickly.

  • First, unpack your new WD My Passport drive. You need to charge the device if it is the first time you are setting it up.
  • You can see the Power button at the front of the device.
  • Keep pushing the button until you see the LEDs on the top of the device blinking. These are the Power and Battery LEDs.
  • Wait for the Wi-Fi LED to turn solid blue before proceeding with the connection.
  • Go to your computer (Windows) and click the network icon displayed in the notification area.
  • A list of networks will be displayed on your computer screen. Select My Passport network SSID.
  • Launch a browser on your computer and type the IP address of the WD hard drive device.
  • Check the I agree to the License agreement box and then click ‘I accept’ on the End User License agreement screen.
  • Click the toggle buttons beside the SD and USB device options to copy the contents to your computer automatically when an SD card or USB drive is connected.
WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB Setup
  • Click Next. Toggle the button ON beside the Update your Software Automatically option on the Enhance your WD Experience screen.
  • Click Finish. To Complete the WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup. You can use your WD My Passport Wireless Pro device once the dashboard for the same appears on your computer screen.

How to Setup My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB External Hard Drive in Mac?

  • Turn on the device and make sure the Wi-Fi LED is blinking.
  • Go to System Preferences, select Network, and click Wi-Fi.
  • Note the Mac address and the default password printed on the WD drive label.
  • Replace the last four digits of the network SSID of WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup displayed on your computer with the last four characters of the Mac address.
  • Enter the http://mypassport.local URL on your web browser.
  • Agree to the End User License Agreement. If required, enable the SD card and USB drive auto import.
  • Turn on the Automatic Software Update feature and click Next.
  • Click Finish on the final screen. You can start using the hard drive once the Mac WD My Passport Wireless Pro dashboard appears on the screen.
WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup Mac

How to Setup My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB External Hard Drive Wireless With Windows?

  • Charge the hard drive before proceeding with the WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup.
  • Push the Power button on the hard drive to power it up.
  • Connect the hard drive to your Windows device using a USB cable.
  • Now, on your Windows device, launch the This PC window and navigate to the Devices and drives section.
  • The My Passport tab will be displayed. Click it to view the contents.
  • To use the hard drive in the wireless mode, unplug the USB cable from the drive and your Windows device.
  • Enable Wi-Fi on the hard drive. Make sure the hard drive is broadcasting wireless network. This can be confirmed by the blinking Wi-Fi LED.
  • Click the network icon and select My Passport from the list of networks displayed.
  • Wait while the connection is being established.
  • Now, navigate to the Explorer tab and click the Network tab. Go to the Computer section and select My Passport.
  • Check if you are able to view and access the contents on the drive.
  • Now, launch a web browser on your Windows device, type ‘mypassport’ in the address bar, and tap the Enter tab on your keyboard.
  • You can configure the settings on the admin page.

How to Setup My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB External Hard Drive Wireless With Mac?

  • Power up the hard drive by pushing the Power button until the Power and Battery LEDs glow.
  • Get a USB 3 cable and connect it between your Mac device and the hard drive.
  • On your Mac device, launch the My Passport window. Check if you are able to view the content on the drive.
  • To use the hard drive over Wi-Fi, disconnect the cable. Enable Wi-Fi and proceed with the Wi-Fi connection.
  • Click the Wi-Fi icon on the top-left corner of your Mac homescreen. Select the My Password SSID.
  • Check if the MyPassword tab is displayed in the Shared section. Click the tab.
  • To access the hard drive, launch the My Passport local site.
  • Configure the WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup settings on the Web admin page.

Download & Install WD My Passport Wirelss Pro 1TB?

Quick Install Guide for the WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB setup comes with the storage drive kit delivered to you. If you have missed it, you can download it from the manufacturer’s site. This guide comprises the device information including the default password, and installation steps.

How to Retrieve Files from My Passport wireless Pro 1TB External Hard Drive?

The files on the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive can be efficiently retrieved using WD SmartWare. This software can perform continuous backup and retrieve lost/deleted files.

  • On the MY Passport dashboard, go to the Learning Center Welcome page.
  • Click the Downloads tab and navigate to the WD SmartWare box.
  • Click the Download button. Once the file downloads, install it by responding appropriately to the on-screen installer prompts.
  • Launch the WD SmartWare window after the installation.
  • Click the Retrieve option on the software. 
  • Choose the files backup to be restored. Specify a destination to store the recovered files.
  • To store the files to the respective original locations, click the To the Original Places option, and to save them in a different folder, click the In a Retrieved Content Folder option.
  • Now, click Select Files. Choose the Retrieve All Files option to restore all the files in the backup, else select the Retrieve Some Files option and mark the files you want to restore.
  • Click the Start Retrieving option. Once the files are restored, you will be intimated with a message stating ‘WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB Setup File Retrieval Complete’ and a blue checkmark.
Retrieve Files from My Passport wireless Pro 1TB External Hard Drive