My WDTVLIVE had been working right out of the box with windows 7100 without a problem for about 3 weeks. For the 3 weeks after that it gradually began to not see network shares, disconnect, etc. Now it consistently doesnt access the network share feature at all. If I hit the arrow or push enter, nothing happens. Occaisionally its nice enough to tell me it can’t connect to the network. Despite the message, every other network based feature works fine. Like youtube for example. I am currently working with support to get this resolved, which is proved very frustrating. I got more angry with them than I feel like I should have. Since this apparently is a widespread issue, i’ve tried every lil “resolution” possible.
-Disabled homegroups (including its services)
-Tweaking Advanced Network Options in dozen different ways.
-Restarting PC while WD is still on.
-Resetting router. (that was the biggest pain)
-Resharing all folders.
-3rd Party Softwares.
-I’m sure I left something out.
Is there a way to get the network sharing feature to work consistently? There are times that due to mysterious fairy magic it begins to work for a brief amount of time. I turn it off when I leave. I return home all giddy and excited about watching a movie. Nope, doesn’t work.
I have people surrounding the TV ready to watch a movie and I embarass myself by trying to get the cursed thing to work. And no. Here I go start firing up the old DVD/VHS player.