Ok, I’ve had a very hard time trying to get this to work. I have been trying to set the Media Hub up in my room but there is no internet connection there. To plug it in I would have to run an ethernet cord the length of my house. So I decided to get a USB wireless adaptor.
I purchased (from best buy) the Netgear WNA1100 USB adaptor because I have the Netgear WNR2000v3 Router and I like to stick with the same brand to avoid issues (especially when it comes to networking). Just in case your wondering -yes it is on the list of compatible devices with “NEW!” next to it. Unfortunately the Media Hub made no recognition whatsoever of the USB wireless adaptor. Tried a few different ways and read a lot of not-very-helpful stuff online and gave up. Then I figured at least for now I could put just copy my media onto the WD TV Live Hub and just watch that until i figured out the internet problem.
I didn’t have a double male end USB cable so I just plugged the ethernet cable into the back of my Mac Pro from the back of the Media Hub. Nothing showed up on my computer.
So then I did a little more searching/reading and found that you can just transfer over the network so I then took it across the house with a monitor and plugged it straight into the Netgear router. No connection, no change whatsoever. I have reset it multiple times to no avail. I read online that someone solved a similar “netgear router” problem by installing an older firmware. Went to the Netgear site only to find that I have the only firmware version that was ever available for my router so I can’t upgrade or downgrade it. The WD TV Live Hub so far has absolutely no use to me outside of watching the sample videos. I can’t transfer anything to it and I can’t make it connect it to the internet. If you can help me on either issue I would be most appreciative. If I can transfer videos then I will deal with the connection issues later. I’ve spent all day on this thing and I’m exhausted, please someone just tell me that I’ve done something stupid and/or just help me out. I’m getting remarkably frustrated and am really tempted to return the thing just so I don’t have to deal it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Router: —NetGear Wireless N WNR2000v3
USB Wireless Adaptor: —NetGear Wireless WNA1100
Computer: —Mac Pro 1,1 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8