[BCAB] Extremely frustrated! error 500 when using WD sync on nascan anyone help?

Zachary Morris morriszachary99 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 15:55:58 BST 2016

I don't know anything about Western Digital and their devices, 
but you could try connecting to a different lan network if that 
is possible.  Then, try creating a user ,eount, then maybe it 
will work, though I'm not sure.

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
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Date sent: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:20 +0100
Subject: [BCAB] Extremely frustrated! error 500 when using WD 
sync on nascan anyone help?

Hello Everyone.

I have just purchased a western digital nas, model EX2Ultra.  I'm 
it in terms of accessibility so far but can't for the life of me 
cloud sync to work to sync folders over my local lan which is my 
reason for the purchase.  I've enabled cloud access on the device 
made sure my user has cloud access enabled.  I have not signed up 
for a
my cloud account because every time I click sign up and enter my 
and click save, I don't receive any emails from western digital.  
Do I
need to sign up for an online account to use cloud storage? 
surely I
shouldn't need to sign up to use it via a lan? When I install WD 
the device is detected.  I'm prompted to log in and the log in
information is accepted.  I then get the option to sync folders 
and by
default, my user profile folders are checked.  I click continue 
and at
that point, I get the following error.

wd sync The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal 
Server Error.

Which doesn't tell me anything.  Here's what I've done so far.

* soft and hard restarted the device multiple times.
* reset the device to factory defaults using a full reset.
* Tried to contact western digital.  I've received 2 confirmation 
which tell me to send them system logs and that the case is open, 
but no
reply from them so far.
* Tried adding other user accounts, same error.
* Tried installing on another machine on the same lan, same 

Does anyone have any idea what's going on and why the server 
would be
throwing an error 500? It doesn't really tell anyone anything.  
dashboard is working fine.

all the best,


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