Network Setup


#1

I have just purchased a WD TV Live and am having trouble setting up the network function.  I have a small home network connected through a 5 port switch.  Each component in the network has a fixed IP address - no DNS server.

How do I setup the WD TV to work without a DNS server?  I want it to access my media folder on one of my notebooks that is connected to the network.


#2

Just give it a dummy IP address for the DNS server; maybe just the same IP address as your notebook.  That shouldn’t interfere with finding Windows Shares; that doesn’t require DNS.


#3

Hi. Can somebody check this:

Go to network settings and try change ip adress settings to something like:

192.168.111.111

No matter what ip, only matter is that all digits was in all octets.

My wdtvlive on 1.01.17 firmware says it’s errorneus ip :frowning:

But 192.168.11.111 or 192.168.111.11 it’s fine.


#4

No problem doing that here…  I’m on 1.01.24, though…


#5

You can also use one of the public dns servers like 4.2.2.2  or 4.2.2.4

You will need dns should you decide to use pandora or youtube.