So, the last few months I haven’t been able to see my network shares, at all. I’ve googled my **bleep** off trying to fix the problem, but nothing ever helps. Most of the solutions I’ve probably tried over and over and over, and I’m running circles trying to fix it.
When I try to connect to my laptop via Network Shares, nothing happens. The loading wheel just keeps on spinning and never finds my computer/shared folders. When I’m on my laptop I can NOT see the WDTV as a network source, however I can see it as a mediaplayer source. When I’m on other computers I can access my laptops shared folders without a problem.
I did have access to the WDTV a few weeks back when I powered up my old stationary but a few days afterwards I suddenly couldn’t find it and never have after that.
I’ve made sure, about a million times that the folders have the right permissions, that the computers/WDTV are in the same workgroup, that my firewall isn’t blocking anything (it’s turned off), I read on the FAQ that I should disable my homegroup, didn’t matter if I disabled it or not, and anything else I can think off. The WDTV is connected to my router via cable, and so is my laptop. My other laptop is connected via WiFi but makes no difference.
It used to work fine, but at some point a couple of months ago the network shares just stopped showing up. Not sure if it had to do with my losing internet access for a few weeks or upgrading to Windows 8. Every thread I read about the problem has a different solution and setting on how the advanced sharing settings/home/workgroup settings should be set up and it’s just starting to be so overwhelming I just want to throw the WDTV away.
My WDTV is a gen 3 WDTV Live Streaming Media Player, running the latest firmware (1.13.18).
My laptop is running Windows 8 Professional.
Network Shares not showing up AT ALL on the WDTV.