04-25-2010 07:43 AM
Yes I have and I cannot duplicate the problem (however I need to wait until tomorrow to fully test all possibilities, because my wife uses her XP computer too much for me to leave it completely out of the equation, so I need to wait until she's at work).
I will report (in a new thread) what I discover (hopefully by Monday evening).
04-28-2010 02:57 PM
I had a very similar problem where the network shares would work and then they wouldn't. I downloaded a program called browstat.exe from microsoft. install it then start a command promt and type in (browstat sta) without quotes and hit enter. it will tell you which computer is the master browser. if it says that wdlivetv is the master then your shares will dissapear after about15 min. The fix that works for me is to make sure wdtvlive is off then go to services appelet on your pc an stop the computer browser sevice and then restart it. then open a command promt and type in browstat sta now your pc should be the master browser and if you start wdtvlive your shares should work. hope this helps it works for me.
04-28-2010 03:04 PM
I remain unconvinced master browser has anything at all to do with the situation -- my tests have shown it matters not a whit what is the "master browser" nor what order (or not) PCs or even my NAS is on or not.
Something else is occuring but as long as you've found a fix that's really all that matters.
06-07-2010 11:24 AM
I've had the same issue's: whenever my WDTV Live would be master browser, it would be dead slow to see my shares. Disabling the WDTV's ability to become master browser solved it. I think this can only be done by the homebrew version. Anyway, you have to add the line:
local master = no
To your /conf/smb.conf file and your problems are gone.
06-07-2010 11:32 AM
Oh, btw, I also applied the 2 registry tweaks to my PC:
and that MaintainServerList set to : Yes
Those alone don't solve the problem, but in combination with that smb.conf tweak it does.
06-09-2010 05:32 AM
I am sorry can you discribe what you did with more details?
I have exactly this problem and mylanviewer fixed it but I want more solid solution since it's trial
06-09-2010 07:10 AM - edited 06-09-2010 07:13 AM
i gave the solution here !
Ah, I've read back the thread. Yeah but your solution doesn't make sure the WDTV can't become master browser: you can still get problems.