Problem Detecting WDTV


#1

Hello All, 

I have been having an issue with my WDTV that I cannot see it appear as a “computer” on my windows 7 machine. I used to be able to recognize the wdtv as a computer and thereby access all the files on the attached hard drive. Something happened a couple of months ago and now it only appears as a media device and i cannot access the attached harddrive. 

Another computer in my house running linux can access the files and on my windows 7 machine the firewall is off and have no idea how to fix this problem please help.


#2

So you’re saying your Linux Box CAN access the WD, but your WIn7 box CANNOT?

I’m suspecting it’s a Master Browser issue.

See if this tutorial for troubleshooting helps:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Networking/Troubleshooting-Windows-File-Sharing/m-p/92642#U92642