I’m about at my wits end here and hoping somebody with a bit more xp than me can help. The main issue I’m running into is file sharing from my desktop. While I’m sure that’s not a huge surprise, the symptoms are a bit odd. First, some info–
Win 7 x64 Prof.
Netgear WGT624 Wirless Router
Files shared at the folder level + all permissions.
No problems getting out to the internet.
All MS Live products completely uninstalled.
Laptop sees file shares 100% of the time on same network.
Everybody is “WORKGROUP”
I have invariably run into one of two problems since opening the **bleep** box:
- The file source has been removed, select a new one.
- Most of the time it finds the PC again, but…
- Login and password are incorrect.
- If I somehow do manage past this point, no file shares will be found.
Now the caveat… If I perform a factory reset, everything runs perfectly. WDTV will ask a password and find my computer. It will see my shares. It will play the files therein perfectly. As long as I stay within the shared file structures, I have no problems accessing my media. The moment I back out to the main menu, everything falls apart and the above two issues invariably return.
For example, I will factory rest, add my router pass, time zone and the like. I’ll select a media zone, say Music. I’ll see my computer and it will prompt me for the password (I have not been able to get rid of this BTW). I add the user name and password and within seconds, can access eveything I shared. If I back out of the shares to the main menu to do something else, failures 1 & 2 take full effect with zero recovery. Another factory reset resores function perfectly, of course.
So, what would cause my WDTV Live to run absolutely perfectly from a fresh factory reset, but fall on the rocks the moment I back out of the shared media that it wa clearly able to access the first time through?