i brought a WDTV Live box some month ago. I have to say i’m very happy of this little piece of hardware, it works great for my purposes.
I use it cable-wired to my router, a NetGear DGN2000, and i’ve attached a 1TB WD Passport Hard Drive.
Through the wireless network i browse the WDTV live (i mean, the attached drive) from 2 different WIN7 laptops with no problems at all… can copy files from and to, can stream almost everything… this until a couple of days ago!
I am ABSOLUTELY sure that nothing happend in the time between the WD worked and now… i wasn’t even at home, so nothing has changed.
What i noticed is this:
At first, i couldn’t even browse the drive, my win7 laptop kept saying every time the same message:
“cannot find wdtvlive in the network” (i have an italian OS, don’t remember exaclty the english messages).
After a factory reboot on the WD, i can now browse the hard drive attached, but i cannot stream or copy anything to or from it.
If i try to copy a file from my PC to WD Drive, it stucks there like for ever (at least 5 minutes) and then it comes out with “A network access error has occured”. This happens with any kind of file-size, from 1Kb to 1Gb.
If i try to copy a file from WD Drive to my PC, i can copy it (in a loooong time) only if the size is less than 10 MB, otherwise same network error.
I can create a folder on the WD Drive.
I can create a text file on the WD Drive, but it takes something like 10 minutes…
If i try to connect with my WDTV Live to youtube, or flickr, or some other serivce available from WDTV Live Box, it keeps failing. The message is “the folder has no content”.
I have tried almost everything now, and i don’t know what to do more…
I have reset to factory the WD more than once, without success…
I have reset the Router to factory default either, but nothing changed. AT ALL.
Using DHCP or static address on WDTV Live seems useless… same result.
I have to say that i’m really pissed from this issue… it never had one in almost 3 months, and i was really happy…
If somebody can help me sort out this issue, i would be very glad.