I recently got my new WD TV Live box. Regarding the player everything works fine and I’m totally satisfied with the product. But establishing an Internet connection… I have never seen a gadget that resists that hard in being connected. Here the Problem(s):
- Since I have WLAN at home I bought a WLAN USB stick that is listed in the “tested products” on the net. When I plug that in - nothing happens… I WD TV box does not recognize the USB Stick. (No hardware problem - USB-hard-disk works on that port.) So I thought - well I may need to update the firmware first since they tested the stick on a more recent one. (I got my box with firmware 1.2.somthing and they tested it with 1.4.something.) Then I stumbeled into the next problem.
- OK, to update the firmware I need an internet connection - right? So I hooked the box up to my router and let the box look on its own for the right settings --> that’s when I started to get annoyed a little bit. The IP it had in the settings after the automatic configuration was not one that my router is permitted to hand out… So I enterred a valid IP and the correct Subnet#. Then I tested the the connectivity and at least the IP is recognized as “working”. Yet no matter what DNS I enter the box always responds that it is incorrect.
Honestly my network knowledge is limited so I looked up possible DNS numbers on the “status” tab of my D-Link DI-524 router and entered some numbers larger on the last digit than i saw there. No idea if that’s the correct way anyway.
So if somebody has a solution for either problem one or two I would appreciate your help.