Thanks for the respone,
So short answer, because this tool is advertised as working "out of the box." Longer answer, because I have a van and I keep every tool I think may be useful with me at all times, some haven't even been opened yet ?.
I have not had the chance to do further digging yet, that being said, I had no idea I could do a capture without a drive in there, I was under the impression that the tcpdump payload was designed to fail if it did not detect a mounted drive. I was going to to look for a way to force a firmware upgrade using a connected host but so far I have just followed the instructions on the site which is, format drive to NTFS, copy firmware file to drive, plug in drive, plug in power, watch LEDs... which never blinked the correct pattern for firmware upgrade it just went into arming mode and to specifically answer your question it was not connected on either ethernet port to anything. Also haven't found the factory reset instructions quite yet, like I said I haven't had much time to look, but it was out of the box so I hope it doesn't need a factory reset straight from the factory.