Automatic network configuration not working


#1

I am using a D-Link DWA-140 USB adaptor to connect to my wireless N network. The adapter is firmware version 1.3, which is on WD’s compatible list. The problem I’m having is for some reason when I go to configure my wireless network automatically, I get a message saying “Unable to obtain an ip address. The media player has limited or no connectivity.”

It turns out if I manually configure my network, I can get it running, but I’m just wondering why the automatic DHCP thing is not working. BTW, my router (Linksys WRT320N) does support DHCP and it is enabled.


#2

Hmmm.  Do other wireless clients have any issues, or is it only the WDTV that has this issue?


#3

What WDTV LIve firmware are you running? Have you tried recycling the power and resetting the unit to factory defaults plus recycling the router power.


#4

I have seem the same error message. Sometimes, it may take a few tries to connect to the network.


#5

Other clients can connect just fine, even using the same D-Link USB stick.


#6

I’m on the newest firmware (I updated it via a wired connection).

I haven’t tried resetting anything yet since both the router and the WDTV Live are brand new, but I could try that.


#7

slantedview wrote:

I’m on the newest firmware (I updated it via a wired connection).

 

I haven’t tried resetting anything yet since both the router and the WDTV Live are brand new, but I could try that.

It is always advisable to recycle the power and reset to defaults after changing the firmware. It appears that this cures a lot of ills.