Setup- My Cloud Home Cannot Be Found or Not Detected on the Network


Setup of a My Cloud Home using fails with the message:

"We Couldn't Find Your Device"



The possible causes of a failed device discovery are:

My Cloud Home Device


  • Insufficient amount of available IP addresses from the DHCP pool
  • Not using a Gigabit but a 10/100 network router
  • Router, Hub or Switch between the Internet facing router and the My Cloud Home
  • Router Security feature blocking local queries, filtering or block incoming network traffic
  • ISP filtering or blocking network traffic
  • Unstable or conjested network
  • VPN access being used causing network connection issues


  • My Cloud Home connected to the computer via USB or Ehternet Cable
  • Firewall, Anti-Virus, Malware, Internet Security or End Point Protection software blocking incoming network queries and or data transfers
  • etc...


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Network Configuration Click Here For Instructions
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Computer Software and Firewalls Click Here For Instructions
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