I am currently running a WD Live without a network in my basement Home Theater. I have an old 1TB My Book hooked into it. Here is what I’m trying to do: 1) get my WD and it’s attached HD onto a network so that I can use my iPhone app to control what I’m watching (I listen to a ton of music through my WD and I’m a projector owner. I don’t want to waste bulb life on my projector when listening to music). 2) After I solve issue # 1, I will run an ethernet cable to my main floor to get content on my upstairs TV.
For # 1, I’ve tried to connect the WD Live via one of those power-line wifi things and it managed to hook the Live up to the internet (I got Youtube streaming and did my software upgrades). However, no matter what I did, it did not recognize the content on the My Book Hard Drive. The same was true on the iPhone app…it was like the files on the HD didn’t exist.
From what I’ve read, I’ll need to get a new Hard Drive (like the WD My Book Live) which the WD Live would recognize.
For # 2, I will run an ethernet cable straight from my router to a second WD Live unit upstairs. I suspect that this is all I’d have to do…