Hi mixlplex…this is my experience…I wish I could guarantee it will work for you but alas I can’t…give it a try.
If WD has re-issued a FIXED firmware update disregard the following but IF you’re still having NETWORK SHARE problems you might try the following…it SEEMS to have worked for me…SO FAR!
When I first downloaded an installed the new upgrade the first thing I did was to go to Netflix, I was concerned that I would have to RE-enter my logon information - which I loathe doing - I was pleased to find that wasn’t necessary the system “remembered”. Then I was in for my next pleasant surprise…I hit HOME on the remote and it took me straight there, I didn’t have to answer yes or no to the question…are you sure you want to leave Netflix, as was necessary with the older 1.06.16_B firmware. I found I could also just power off while in Netflix and it simply shut down the WD without asking any annoying questions…. So far so good, my next test was to access a shared video on the desktop of one of the computers I have networked in my home. Again I was surprised that I WAS able to access and play it, the entire procedure also seemed QUICKER than the previous version, which in my case was 1.06.16_B. Another little perk I noticed was that I able to see and image on the folder of a “desktop” video, the only way I had this bit of fluff in the past is when I was viewing a movie folder that was attached directly to the WD device via a USB drive…nice touch.
I thought…WOW…they finally got it right!..or so I thought. I rebooted the device and when I went back in to access my “desktop” from the WDLIVE Plus it would reboot every time I double clicked on the desktop…no more “shared” files…all was lost. Netflix was still working handsomely with the improvements mentioned above but that really was a moot point…I have eight computers on my home network and obviously accessing media on those computers from the WD plus is one of the MAIN reasons for having it in the first place.
I WON’T go into my following attempts to get the device working except to say I installed and UN-installed the update about FIVE times…all with similar results. And then I tried something different!..and it seems to have worked…at least for me it has.
I had rolled back to 1.06.16_B for the fifth time and then I had a new idea so I allowed the device to update once again to 1.06.42_B over my LAN, I did NOT download it and install it from a USB stick. Though that may work too. When the firmware finished installing and rebooted for the last time I SHUT the WD DOWN again then RE-booted AGAIN…when the unit finished re-booting completely I DIS-connected the power cord for about eight seconds then plugged it back in. When it came back on every thing was working as I mentioned above but there was a difference it CONTINUED to work even when I shut the power off with the remote and then turned it back on with the remote and this time EVERYTHING continued to work! I have since then shut the power off and turned it back on with the remote a half dozen time and all is well. I have noticed in the past that dis-connecting the power from the device while it’s on and then re-supplying the power was able to correct some issues that could NOT be corrected by a simple re-boot of the device via the remote shut off. This seems more like a cold reboot…CAUTION…when and if you dis-connect the power make very sure you do NOT have a USB hard drive connected to the WD…disconnect this first or you might mess up some files!