I got a MyBook WE 1 a week ago and managed to brick it after just 15 minutes of work. Before that I have set up my network card for testing purposes — nothing fancy, masquerade for internet access tru wifi with ipmasq and dnsmasq with DHCP (single, private IP to my MyBook, based upon MAC address).
After the crash I revived my drive with usb2sata cable and images posted on this friendly wiki. Next I've connected the drive to my notebook, started all needed scripts and… IP address not present. After few minutes it came down to a last-chance-of-resort: arp check. It boils down to this: MyBook physical address is different this time around, so it doesn't get right IP from DHCP service (luckily I've set up different IP as a default, so disk still gets that other one). My question: is this right, or am I paranoid? Shouldn't physical address be… dunno, physical? Is rescue procedure to blame? ;-) Or is it me? ;-) Can I get my old MAC back, thankyous? ;)