I’ve been searching and trying everything I can find online about getting this brand new WDTV Live to watch videos over the wireless network and nothing is helping. When I try and open “Network shares” in the menu nothing happens, doesn’t ask for a password, doesn’t load, doesn’t even give an error, no usefull information whatsoever. It just sits there as if I didn’t try and go into “Network shares”. I’ve also tried leaving it there for a long time, incase it was accessing something without telling me but nothing happened.
This is really dissapointing as I payed extra for the WD Live to use the networking and now feel like I made a bad choice.
I’ve tried uninstalling some Windows live ID, followed a few video tutorials, searched, etc and nothing’s changed.
Some info on the setup…
Watching youtube works fine.
I can access the videos on the USD HDD connected to the WD Live via a PC, and watch them without a problem,
The PCs (1 Windows 7 and 1 XP) can see and access files on eachother and the WD Live without problems. So it definately seems as if the WDTV in “connected”, it’s in the same workgroup etc.
I can ping the WD Live (which doesn’t say much since the PC can access the USB-HDD videos attached to it)
I don’t see much point in posting what my current settings are as I’ve tried so many combinations, it’s been about 6 hours now since I plugged that little devil box in, but here goes anyway I guess…
-Network discovery -on
-File and printer sharing -on
-Turn on sharing so anyone -on
-media steaming -off (I’ve tried on, it even had the WD Live in the list of devices at one point without any good)
-Use 128bit -on (tried off)
-Turn off password protected sharing (tried on)
-Use the user accounts and passwords to connect… (tried the "Allow windows to manage…)
The shared folder has “everyone” allowed to access it and other PCs do so just fine.
Here’s some pics which might have useful information…
Windows (useless) firewall is disabled on all PCs and never used. I’ve tried disabling the used firewall and all security yet the WD TV Live still won’t do anything when I try and enter or access “Network shares” in the menu.
Someone please help, I’m really wishing I didn’t get this thing and to make it worse it’s a gift for someone.
Some more things I tried and may as well mention, on the Windows 7 PC I’ve edited the registry from information I found and that didn’t help, though I wasn’t to hopeful since it can’t see the XP shares/PC either.