I’ve been going nuts for the past 6 hours. Just set up my WD TV Live Plus box.
Instantly was able to access my Servers shared folders. They contained a lot of movies, music and videos.
They all played flawlessley. I was able to browse all the folders and files.
Now whenever I access the servers files, I was prompted for a user name and password. Something I’ve had for years. All computers in my home have to do the same to access certian drives.
WD TV Live Plus, prompted me to do the same. Once entered, I had access to these drives.
After trying it out for about an hour, and turning it off for a while, then turning it back on, I was only able to access the PUBLIC folder on my server. My: My Documents>My Videos folder.
When checking through them WD TV Live Plus menu, I cannot access the function “NETWORK SHARES” but can Access my Server and only the PUBLIC folders.
I have tried, resetting factory defaults about 5 times, manually inputting an IP address (Static instead of dynamic), disabling my Firewall (Norton 360), even unplugging the WD TV Live Plus power for a while, resetting my router, re-booting my server, checking my EVENT VIEWER (to see if there are any master browser errors/comments) for anything ‘eventful’, checked this forum thoroughly.
I did update my firmware. But I cannot remember if I did the update AFTER I was using the unit for the first hour, or if I updated the firmware immediatley BEFORE I started using the unit.
I am very frustrated, because whilst I’m not a SYSADMIN, I am a bit network savvy. All my machines run on XP Pro SP3. I was very excited when I found this device initially working flawlessly. Now, I cannot for the life of me, get back where i originally started.
I cannot even “remove” my server from the list of drives. The WD TV Live Plus even sees my DirecTV DVR program listings. They cannot be played though, I am sure due to DirectTV’s proprietairy video formatting used on their DVR’s.
So can someone help remedy this. I see that this new firmware was published TODAY 2/9/2011. Could this be the issue.
I even read about people putting the WD TV Live Plus in the refrig/freezer for a while due to thermal issues. I have a lot of experience with electronics and thermal intermittents (using freeze spray on circuit boards to isolate troubles) and problems like that. But my networking capabilities on this device are FINE. I can browse the You tube stuff, and network connectivity/ internet connectivity is not an issue.
And I firmly believe that my “server” (Win XP Pro SP3), nor firewall, nor router are the problem. It was working just fine for about an hour.
Thanks for any help.
BTW: doing the Net View workes fine, all shares are listed.