Hi guys, after reading almost all threads out of thousands over here, im frustrated and looking for help! After trying all the recommendations on the threads I red, I still couldn’t get my Windows Vista shared folders to appear on WD TV LIVE.
I have connected my WD TV Live by Ethernet wire to D-Link DSL-2640T, and I have connected my Vista laptop wirelessly to the same router on WIFI G. I do not have any problem accessing YouTube and Live365 on WD TV LIVE, which works flawlessly.
On Network and Sharing Center, I have Network Discovery to ON, File Sharing to ON, Public Folder Sharing OFF (I tried having that ON, but still no joy), Printer Sharing OFF, Password protected sharing OFF, Media Sharing ON with WDTVLIVE ticked green given permission to share media to it. And, just below these options there’s two links. When I click “Show me all the files and folders I am sharing” it shows me nothing. And when I click “Show me all the shared network folders on this computer” it shows me the folders I made to share. I have given file sharing permission level to “Everyone” on the shared folders, though it didn’t make any difference having “Everyone” removed for the result of “Show me all the shared network folders on this computer”.
I cannot get my shared folder to appear on WD TV Live. When I press ENTER on the WD TV Remote controller at Network shares, nothing happens at all. WD TV Live appears on Network window of my Vista laptop; I can’t open it and gain access to the USB drives I have connected to it. I do have “Share WDTV on your network” set to ON at my WD TV LIVE.
I also have added a “!” before each shared folder name as another thread recommended. Also I read a thread which one guy had a same kind of a problem, and said he mentioned that he got it fixed by himself changing “DHCP NodeType from peer-peer to Broadcast” (Ref: http://community.wdc.com/t5/Networking/Still-cannot-access-Win-Vista-network-shares/m-p/17766#M1379) But I cannot find such “NodeType” option on my DSL-2640T router.
Please help! I would really appreciate it!