I already made a post about a fix I tried in another thread FIX: How to find network shares again
However, I thought maybe I should bring more attention to it than sitting at the end of a thread, falling down the line.
The fix in the other thread consisted of simply adding a Static IP to your WDTV unit. It worked for some, but unfortunately it didnt work everyone, including me. So after reading many posts around the net I found a fix that worked for me and may work for others. I found it on this very forum titled Re: Network Shares Drop
Basically, all you’re doing is adding on to your Workgroup name from WORKGROUP to WORKGROUP-PC
You can add anything but you do need to add the ‘dash’ (-) and something else. Give it a try and see if that works for you to get connected to your Network Shares again.
*I did NOT however have to change the name in my WDTV unit unlike the poster said in the last link. My WDTV settings still say WORKGROUP
I do not know how it is working, but it is and that’s all I care about !
One thing I did notice was my HP Color LaserJet 3000 was showing offline (hooked up via RG45) when it was fine before. So I checked it’s IP in my router settings and saw that it had changed. So I simply changed it to that IP in the Printer Properties/Ports and all is good. You may have to do this if you have networked printers or other devices.