I have a perfectly working setup with my WDTV accessing my shares through a wireless USB adaptor. But I have, like many else, problems streaming HD movies flawless, that’s why I thought about connecting my PC directly to the WDTV with an Ethernet cable.
I have tried connected the PC with the WDTV though a ordinary Ethernet cat6 cable (not crossover), but I can’t see any of the shares that I see with the wireless adaptor turned on (the wireless adaptor hooks up with a wireless router). While I was testing the wireless adaptor was unplugged.
I have Windows 7 64bit Ultimate, and I think its the setup in Windows that is somehow wrong. I have tried pinging the WDTV and it connect just fine. The WDTV is also visible in the network overview in Windows.
I used the same subnet, and workgroup on the PC and the WDTV.
My father testes this setup in his own home and got it to work just fine (like plug’n’play) - but he is also using Windows XP.
What am I doing wrong? Any good ideas?