Cannot connect to XP netbook


#1

I am brand new to networking, so please be gentle.  Bought a USB wireless adapter for my WD Live and it has hooked into my wireless internet connection (router attached to desktop) with no problem.  However, when I try to share files from my netbook (WIndows XP Home Edition) , I’m having no luck.  I have gone through the steps of sharing folders and th"e files show up as shared on the netbook, but when I try to connect to the WD Live, I’m getting the error message “This network share can not be accessed”.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Welcome to the forums.

Make sure you read through (and understand and do) all of the following:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/WDTV-FAQ/td-p/32135#sharing


#3

Thank you for the link and the help.  I’m up and running successfully now.

Cheers!


#4

Great!   It’d be helpful to us and those searching (that find this thread) if you would tell us exactly what you did to make it work for you. 

Thanks!


#5

It was actually rather embarassingly easy.  I went through the instructions and was having some problems with terminology, so I googled - and there was a solution on the net to go through Windows Media Player and network that way (using options, library, configure streaming).  Immediately the WD Live showed up and I could stream.

Also tried TVersity and it can now sense the WD Live and the WD Live is able to pick up the streaming video.  Now I just have to figure out how to use them to properly organize my files…

Thank you again for the help.