11-24-2010 11:14 AM
I am the owner of an older WD Media player which I am very fond of. Playing all my media files of many different formats was a godsend.
However now that I have a broadband network setup at home and a 2 TB USB HD connected to my WD Media player, I am constantly unplugging my HD to attach it to my PC so I can copy over all my music, Home movies and bought videos.
Then I have to reconnect the HD to my WD media player.
What I would like to know is there any WIRELESS options to WD products that can connect to my Wireless broadband network ( other than the ethernet solution ) ? I really don't want to go to apple for their solution.
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11-24-2010 11:49 AM
Thanks for the reply.
I have been reading the networking solutions that were mentioned but still do not see how this will help me. My TV is in a seperate room in the house ( upstairs ), so I cannot connect my WD Media player to the network via Ethernet cable. How do you connect the WD live Media player via a wireless method.
Sorry I am a little confused on this issue.
11-24-2010 12:19 PM
You plug in a supported Wireless Adapter and configure it to work with your WLAN in your house.
11-24-2010 12:28 PM
When you say older WD media player, do you mean that its not a Live.
11-24-2010 12:43 PM
Thanks for the reply.
Ok, so are you saying that I plug in a selected wireless network adapter to the WD Live Media player USb 2.0 port and not use the ethernet LAN port at all ?
11-24-2010 12:45 PM - edited 11-24-2010 12:46 PM
No, YOU said you don't want to use Wired. So, yes, if you're using the WLAN adapter, you can't use the WIRED port, and vice versa.
I use wired on all of mine except one.
11-24-2010 12:46 PM
Yeah I own an older WD Media player but have recently upgraded my home network to an entirely wireless setup, so I am planning on getting my WD Media player upgraded too, so its all wireles as well. I just want to make sure the new WD media Player Live can do it. then if it can I will buy it as the apple TV is not as good because of all the unsupported video file formats but it has a totally wireless connectivity as standard.
11-24-2010 12:56 PM
It can connect wirelessly, yes. But don't count on it to be a cure-all.. The nature of wireless means it will be performance limited.
11-24-2010 01:08 PM
Beware that its proving difficult to get a supported WiFi adaptor for the WDTV Live. You must not only get the correct adaptor but also the correct revision / version number or it may not work. Unfortunately suppliers do not advertise these revision / version numbers and manufacturers seem to be always changing the internal chip without altering the model number.