I am having a problem with my WD Live in that I can’t copy files from my wirelessly networked laptop to the external hard drive plugged into the WD Live.
I have read most of the relevant posts on the forum and think I have got everything set up okay. However, I feel like I am missing something somewhere which is creating my problem.
I have the WD Live connected to my Dlink router via an Ethernet over power adaptor. I have an external hard drive plugged into the WD live which has all my movie, music and photo files.
My laptop wirelessly connects to the router and the network and I use the WD Live shortcut on my desktop to access the external hard drive connected to the WD Live.
The laptop is able to ‘see’ the WD Live on the network as well as the external hard drive connected to it. I can access the external hard drive through the WD live and navigate through the folders on the external hard drive. I can move movie files around from folder to folder on the external hard drive. From the WD Live I can also access the shared folder on the laptop.
I seem to be able to copy small files over on the wireless network such as photographs, and get these onto the external hard drive through the WD Live. My problem is if I download a movie onto the laptop, I can’t seem to copy it wirelessly to the external hard drive. It works very, very infrequently and 95% of the time tells me there is a problem with accessing the network. I then have to unplug the external hard drive and plug it directly into the laptop to transfer the new movie file over
I had thought that the network must be setup okay if I can move files around on the external hard drive. I can copy photo files back from the external hard drive through onto the laptop. However, I cannot play a movie file back through the network or even play music back from the external hard drive onto the laptop.
I believe I have all the network settings and sharing settings correct on both the laptop and WD Live. The network test works fine on the WD Live and I am able to view Youtube movies on this.
The laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium. I run Nortons 360 on the laptop and have disabled the firewall with no change.
The router is a DLink 604T.
Am I dealing with a general networking problem or is it the way I have the WD Live setup? Is there anything else I can try?
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.