Hopefully this will help people find what is causing the error on their network with the live.
The first thing you need is a program called wireshark. Wireshark is free and will install a driver that will allow the program to view all the traffic that is on your network. Download is here:
Run the program and start a new capture. It will show a screen with a bunch of colors and text scrolling by, this is all the traffic on your network. Below I have listed what every WDTV Live box will do when it is plugged in regardless of the network. These are the things to look for in wireshark.
0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 DHCP DHCP Discover ---- Live asking for an ip address
WesternD_74:26:68 Broadcast ARP 192.168.0.6 is at 00:90:b9:24:86:18 ---- Live has an ip now 192.168.0.6
WesternD_74:26:68 Broadcast ARP Who has 192.168.0.1? Tell 192.168.0.6 — Live asking for router IP
192.168.0.1 Broadcast ARP 192.168.0.1 is at 00:12:a8:07:b3 – - router telling live where it is
The ones below are the most important for file sharing. This is where the live starts looking for a net bios name server. The ip on the left is the one sending out information.
192.168.0.6 NBNS Registration NB WDTVLIVE<20>
Not finding a workgroup named WDTVLIVE it starts the sequence below:
192.168.0.6 NBNS Registration NB WORKGROUP<00>
192.168.0.6 NBNS Registration NB WORKGROUP<1e>
Until it finds the browser for the network :
192.168.0.6 NBNS Name query NB <01><02>__MSBROWSE__<02><01>
192.168.0.6 BROWSER Host Announcement WDTVLIVE, Workstation, Server, Print Queue Server, Xenix Server, NT Workstation, NT Server, Potential Browser, DFS server
And finding it attempts to become part of it:
192.168.0.6 MDNS Standard query ANY WDTVLIVE.local
192.168.0.6 IGMP V3 Membership Report / Join group 126.96.36.199 for any sources
192.168.0.6 IGMP V3 Membership Report / Join group 188.8.131.52 for any sources
Right after that my pc at 192.168.0.3 replies asking for where on the network this WDTV Live box is ?
Giga-Byt_9c:98:4b Broadcast ARP Who has 192.168.0.6? Tell 192.168.0.3
The Live box replies with its location on the network:
WesternD_74:26:68 Giga-Byt_9c:98:4b ARP 192.168.0.6 is at 00:90:a9:74:26:68
My pc tells the Live box how to access the shares, The WDTV box now has the information on where the files are and what ports to use but has not tried to login yet.
192.168.0.3 UDP Source port: 54543 Destination port: 56087
192.168.0.3 UDP Source port: 54544 Destination port: 56087
Now when I go to access a share from the Live , the box alerts the pc it wants to do something
192.168.0.6 TCP 60827 > netbios-ssn [SYN] Seq=0 Win=5840 Len=0
The pc replies back that the Live has its attention:
192.168.0.3 TCP netbios-ssn > 60827 [SYN, ACK] Seq=0 Ack=1 Win=8192 Len=0 MSS=1460
The Live tells the pc that it wants to open a session:
192.168.0.6 NBSS Session request, to WORK-PC<20> from WDTVLIVE<00>
The pc tells the Live it is ready for a session:
192.168.0.3 NBSS Positive session response
Now is where the actual sharing starts, they first try to agree on the language of the conversation:
Live tells pc what it can understand
192.168.0.6 SMB Negotiate Protocol Request
And the pc responds whether it can accept that as the common language between them.
192.168.0.3 SMB Negotiate Protocol Response
Now that they agree on how to communicate the live tries to setup and request a login on the pc
192.168.0.6 192.168.0.3 SMB Session Setup AndX Request, NTLMSSP_NEGOTIATE
workgroup is the group and my username on the pc is wdtv so it uses that as the login username
192.168.0.6 192.168.0.3 SMB Session Setup AndX Request, NTLMSSP_AUTH, User: WORKGROUP\wdtv
The pc accepts the login
192.168.0.3 SMB Tree Connect AndX Response
192.168.0.3 SMB Tree Connect AndX Request, Path: \192.168.0.3\External – - location of share on my pc
Live asks for file system information from the pc
192.168.0.6 SMB Trans2 Request, QUERY_FS_INFO, Query FS Device Info
192.168.0.6 SMB Trans2 Request, QUERY_FS_INFO, Query FS Attribute Info
192.168.0.6 SMB Trans2 Request, QUERY_PATH_INFO, Query File All Info, Path:
Most people will find the problem before this point, you should be able to see the files on the live by this point.
When you to select a file on the LIVE to start playing it will then request the file name and info
SMB Trans2 Request, QUERY_PATH_INFO, Query File All Info, Path: \tvseries\Bones.S04E04.avi
SMB NT Create AndX Request, Path: \tvseries\Bones.S04E04.avi
The pc sets up a transfer for just that file:
192.168.0.3 SMB NT Create AndX Response, FID: 0x4000
And the Live starts asking for the file data:
192.168.0.6 SMB Read AndX Request, FID: 0x4000, 16384 bytes at offset 0
The file starts transferring or playing to live hardware, you will see tons of these as each is just a packet of data:
192.168.0.3 192.168.0.6 TCP [TCP segment of a reassembled PDU]
If you get that far everything should be working . The most likely problems are at the start where the login occurs.