I found this on another thread…It describes the problem I’m having with my WDTV Live. However, I have an Apple Airport Extreme. How might I fix this?
Spinning Arrow of Death - Possible Solution[ Edited ]
04-22-2013 11:06 PM - edited 04-22-2013 11:25 PM
Spinning Arrow of Death -WDTV Live can’t play any files except after reboot. After a while, fails again.
I had this issue as has been described in various ways in various threads. I tried everything, even got my WDTV Live SMP replaced under waranty. (didn’t help).
Some users reported it happened only when screen saver was enabled. (not in my case)
Some users resolved it by changing thier network setup (router, switch, etc) but for most of us the issue has persisted.
I think Siskin has discovered the root cause in this thread…
In my case it worked. If you don’t have a QNAP NAS then very likely you have something in your network (router, bit-torrent client, etc) that is sending out uPnP packets on the network. It appears to be what is causing the WDTV to go into the fault condition.
I tried posting this in the various many threads that are variants of this issue, but they were all taken down due to “cross posting”, so I am putting the info here. A BIG thanks to Siskin for figuring it out.