Over the past week or so, I’ve been having an intermittent problem with my WDTV Live Plus not connecting to my WIRED network consistently. Now the problem is constant. I just can’t connect and the WDTV reboots itself very often while I’m trying to do so (it also sometimes freezes, rather than rebooting, but not as frequently)
When I try to connect to the network automatically, I get an “Unable to Obtain IP Address” error. When I try to connect tot the network manually, I get a “Incorrect DNS Server Address” message when testing the connection.
The manual settings that I used are:
IP - 192.168.1.4
Subnet - 255.255.255.0
Gateway - 192.168.1.1
DNS - 192.168.1.1
My router (Verizon Fios MI424WR) appears to be seeing the WDTV Live Plus at 192.168.1.4 with a name of “new-host” and a status of “inactive”. If I remember correctly, it used to see it with a name that actually described it (I don’t remember if is specifically said WDTV Live Plus or not).
Nothing has changed on my network and both a DVR and Blu-ray player that are conencted to the same switch are having no network problems.
I don’t know where to turn. I’m assuming that the rebooting problem is related to the WDTV trying to connect to the network, but I don’ t know if that’s a valid assumption. Today, when I tired watching something that’s on an attached hard drive, (after at least 10 start-up reboots) it rebooted 10 minutes into the movie.
I have to believe that the problem is the WDTV, bacause I can’t find anything else that could be wrong.
Edit - one last thing, I’ve tried pinging the WDTV from my router. The test failed.