I’ve been trying to do this “easy” installation for several hours now. Initially, I couldn’t get my Windows XP PC to discover it at all. However, I could get to it directly via the IP address. I was able to determine it was a firewall issue. Once I enabled UPnP and updated the firewall to trust the IP address, the discovery tool worked just fine. Via the discovery tool, I could open the Public folder and access the settings and all of those good things. However, the step to Map the drive didn’t actually do anything and the shortcut created doesn’t work. Furhermore, typing \MyBookLive\Public in explorer to get to the drive doesn’t work. The only way I can get to the drive is through the discovery tool or by typing in the IP address in explorer.
I have yet to figure out how to get the drive mapped. Also, explorer only kind of shows the drive. What I mean by this is that it doesn’t show up at all under “My Computer”. At the root of “My Network Places”, it shows MyBookLive, but doesn’t allow you to open it up. Also, it doesn’t show up in the workgroup unless I type in the IP address to get to it. Last, but not least, from a command line, \MyLiveBook does not show up with the net view command.
What’s the problem and how do I fix it? It’s as if parts of Win XP detect it, but something is preventing full access. It’s probably more firewall or network settings, but I’m no IT expert and am at a loss for what to try next. Very frustrated at this point.