01-31-2012 10:11 AM
Spent a many hours reading and trying to get my live plus to play vid/music/pic from a win7 64 pc via wired network. I am more than frustrated. Trying to keep it funtional is a pain.
Is it possible to use a cross over cable directy from the the pc to the live+? Or any other direct connect. It seems networking brings in so many varibles that its hard to maintain.
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01-31-2012 01:59 PM
Whether it's connected via a LAN or direct cabling, the network setup is still required.
So if you can't get it to work across a regular LAN, chances are you won't have any better luck doing it directly connected...
01-31-2012 02:34 PM
I was afraid of that.
Maybe you could suggest a guide that might help.
I am able to see and access the pc and shared files I want the live+ to play from a 2nd pc on the network. Live+ does 2 things:
1-will not show that pc as existing or 2- if it does show up it says no media in the files.
I am not using homegroup, and have tried both home and work network. File sharing "seems" to be correct as access from other pc indicates.
I have made many tweaks since starting this process but it seems live plus is being finicky in its discovery of network shares.
01-31-2012 11:49 PM
You have not disclosed your hardware configuration. There are too many variables to post a guide. Early versions of Windows 7 64bit suffered from a number of issues due to buggy motherboard and network drivers. Most of the issues were addressed on various Windows 7 forums in conjunction with the various Windows 7 64bit updates. Most of the issues were resolved with just a bios and driver updates.
I would suggest that you Google by your motherboard make and confirm that your bios and system drivers are all current versions; then read the Windows 7 forums for any current Windows 7 64bit networking issues.
02-01-2012 08:20 AM
Thanks panoguy, had not seen 64 bit issues mentioned. Shows my nubness to networking.
I have the option of using win7 32 or even xp 32. As I have no need for a network other than access for my live+ to media storage, would either of these be a wiser choice for a more stable wired network?
I understand the need for config specs for specific help and will provide them, but if I a 32 bit os is more network friendly I am more than willing to make the change.