I had my WD TV Live Plus for one week now and within the first few days I got it set up to view my network shares, ran a few sanity tests and watched a two hour Netflix movie. Now I can not stream anything for more than several minutes-- Netflix or a network share movie without the WD losing its network connection. It takes some power cycling and couple network auto config’s to get it to start playing again only to fail moments later. I have also just let it sit for a few hours and notice it begin working again (probably after at least one power cycle too).
My setup is the WDTV hardwired (CAT5e) to a Linksys WRT54G ver 2 with latest firmware.
I ran a ping test while playing the last network share movie and it began timing out 8 minutes into the movie. When I hit the network connectivity page in the WD, it hangs on the DNS test. If I do a retry, it then shows no IP connectivity.