Hi. Although everyone in my household has been using computers for over 12 years, and we each have our own computer station, none of us have ever looked into setting up a home network. We’re pretty much clueless on the entire concept. Now that I have a WD TV LIVE PLUS, I want to take advantage of networking abilities. I hope you guys can help me do that.
Our house gets internet through a modem. The moden feeds internet service into a linksys router. The router then sends internet service to two PC desktop computers via ethernet cable, as well as my Mac laptop via wifi. My WD TV LIVE PLUS is also connected to the router via ethernet cable.
On my Mac, I noticed that there is a folder named “WDTVLIVE” in my “Shared” section. However, this folder is only accessible when a storage device (e.g., flash drive) is connected to my WDTVLP. While my flash drive is connected into the WDTVLP unit, I can access the flash drive via my laptop as if it were connected into my laptop.
Does this mean that all of the computers in the house (the ones connected to the router) can access the USB device when it’s connected to my WDTVLP? I presume that they can. So, how can I enable/disable that feature at will?
Also, through my WDTVLP, how can I access the content on the other computers in the house? So far, I can only access the WDTVLP content via my computer. I’d like to perform that process in reverse, so that my WDTVLP can view content from other computers. I presume that I must access the “Network Shares” option in my WDTVLP. However, this is what happens when I do that:
I go to VIDEO > Network Shares > and I see a couple of computers there (e.g., USER-PC). But when I try to enter them, I get a sign-in page, asking for “ACCOUNT” and “PASSWORD.” I tried putting in my wifi password, but that didn’t work. I tried using the administrative password that I set on my laptop, but that didn’t work. I really have no idea what those password could be. Am I supposed to create them now, or are they something which already exists?