Just bought a WD TV and after fighting with it for a week I’m just about ready to cry “Uncle!” and take it back (or smash it with a hammer…) Here’s my set up:
D-link 826L router
1 computer connected directly to LAN port on router
1 WD My Cloud 3TB connected directly to LAN port on router
3 computers connected through powerline network adapters
about a dozen other devices (ipad, notebook, phones, gaming consoles, etc.) connected wirelessly.
All devices have been assigned dhcp “reserved” ip addresses. All devices/network connections have been working without major reliability issues
To this I added a WD TV, mostly to play content stored on the My Cloud (music, photos and home videos) and access Internet radio and other streamed content I may find worthwhile (fortunately I can get Netflix on another device). My experience so far has been as follows:
Out of the box, had trouble connecting to my wireless network. Unit could “see” the network SSID, but couldn’t get an ip address. Eventually got connected by rebooting the router. Was able to access the My Cloud and show photos and videos on my TV, and play music through my stereo - great! Unfortunately, I have found that after the unit shuts down the wireless does not reconnect on startup and the only way to get it back is to reboot my router! Rebooting my router everyday to use the WD TV - not so great.
So today, with the WD TV again unable to connect (through wireless) after startup, instead of rebooting the router I made a wired connection to the WD TV though powerline networking. The WD TV immediately got its ip from the router and I was back in business! I’d have to buy another powerline adapter, but it would be an acceptable work-around…
Well, not so fast! Have now discovered that the WD TV occasionally loses contact with the My Cloud, sometimes right in the middle of streaming content. Off will go the content, up will pop the message: “The previously selected content source has been disconnected.” (I was using “Media Server” as my content source). When I select “Media Server” again, it shows other computers on my network, but not the WD My Cloud! **bleep**?
If anyone can provide any insight into (1) how to keep my 2 WD products communicating reliably over the network or (2) how to maintain a wireless connection to the WD TV without rebooting the router every day, it would be greatly appreciated and might save a little black box from harm!
Thanks for reading!