So i bought the live hub, and immediately updated to 2.6.10 (because it so kindly asked me to), and as a result the box would freeze/crash every few minutes and i had no option but to pull out the power chord and reboot. Once i did that i’d once again get 3 minutes of sheer entertainment before rebooting again.
Someone on the forum suggested disconnecting the LAN cable to be the fix, so i tried that and it worked!! But then again, what use is the box if i can’t connect to the internet on it OR use it as a NAS (which i do). So i decided to fiddle around with my router settings to get the box a cleaner internet connection and make sure no data packets were being missed due to my router (i have a DLink router - don’t know the model number, but that doesn’t matter… all routers will have the options i’m going to speak of below).
Here’s what i did ( some of you may feel you’re putting your network at risk, in which case, please do not proceed).
Login to your router as admin
Go to your “PORT FORWARDING” settings and add a new rule to ENABLE BOTH TCP and UDP for Ports 1 to 65535 for the IP Address of your WD TV LIVE HUB. Remember to do PORT FORWARDING and NOT port FILTERING - both of these do the opposite things (while forwarding OPENS certain ports for an IP address, filtering CLOSES those).
- That’s all folks, your hub should now work seamlessly.