I’m having a problem seeing Media Servers across my wired network which is using WD Powerline Adaptors. Below is a pic of my network which will hopefully help me explain the issue!
So when a device is connected wireless to the network it can see all the Media Servers (WDTVLIVE Hub, QNAP, Sonos & the PC itself) . Likewise, if I plug a wired device (such as another WD Live Player) directly into the router I can again see all the Media Servers. Via the Powerline adaptors its a different story. The only Media Servers a device wired via the powerlines can see is the QNAP (& I’ve worked out this is because its plugged directly into the router) or a Media Server that is connected to the same powerline device. For example, if I plug the WD Live Player to the powerline adaptor in the Family room then it can see the WDTVLIVE Hub & Sonos (as its connected to the same powerline as these 2 media servers) and the QNAP (as the QNAP is connected to the router). If I connect the WD Live Player to the powerline in the Games Room it can only see the PC Media Server and the QNAP. Finally if I plug the WD Live Player into the powerline in the office then it picks up all Media Servers, I guess because this powerline is plugged directly into the router. What I want to achieve it to see all servers from all devices on the network (and in particular to see the WDTVLIVEHUB in the Family Room from the SmartTV in the bedroom!
Is this acheveable? Am I doing something wrong or is this just a problem with the powerline adaptors? I’ve completely reset everything, but no diffeence. Both the PC and WDTVLIVE Hub are WORKGROUP. I’ve noticed that I can see all devices as Network Shares across the network via the powerline adaptors, just not as Media Servers (and I can’t use Network shares on the smart TV).
Hope someones got some ideas for me!