A couple of days ago I had my WD TV happily playing HD files over SMB. The file server was a Windows XP system.
I upgraded the system to Windows 7 and the trouble started.
Shares were not visible (fixed by a registry tweak seen here http://wdtvhd.com/index.php?s=b5c3e23cd3624a105d5e5aa01ea5e6c3&showtopic=16801&view=findpost&p=32194))
Once the share was usable, performance was very poor. This was not limited to the WD TV client, and the internets are full of other people with slow Win 7 file sharing. Performance is so bad that I navigating the share is slow and playing any kind of file is not possible.
If anyone has solved this problem I would love to hear how you did it.
I can provide network hardware details, but since the XP system worked fine there’s clearly no major problem like a chewed up cable or dying switch. Sadly the problem is going to be a lot more subtle… I don’t want to throw money at it by buying new networking gear and hoping for the best but that may be my only option!