Purchased a 4 TB Western Digital My Cloud and configured through my router fine. But due to the slow transfer rate I decided to use the ethernet cable and go direct to my laptop. The Ethernet controller is Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) on a Windows 10 Toshiba Laptop. I have the latest driver.
When I go to check properties I note:
IPv4 Connectivity - No Network Access
IPV6 Connectivity - No Network Access
So of course I gt the message "Ethernet doesn't have a valid ip configuration".
P.S. this is the first time I have used the ethernet connection on this laptop.
I saw a youtube video showing how to manually configure but I am a bit hesitant and thought I might check this great forum.