So I’ve followed TonyPh12345’s instructions for identifying why my WDTV doesn’t see network shares and I’ve found that running NET VIEW gets me a System Error 53 - the network path was not found. He says to stop and troubleshoot this, but doesn’t go any further… Help. I cant find anything particularly clear online right now, and HAVE configured the sharing settings as reccomended (currently set up as a work network with reccomended settings in advanced).
The same erros happen if I try to net view on the workgroup specifically, but pinging other computers works, as does net view on a specific system. This is actually also happening on another Windows 7 machine connected to the network (system I’m attempting to serve from is wired, the second test PC is wireless - WDTV is also wired). NetBIOS over TC/IP is on.
The router is a Linksys E3000 updated stock firmware running its DHCP server, and there are no connectivity problems in terms of doing things other than these network shares. I can actually stream to the WDTV from the server PC if I run somethinge like TVersity, but I would really prefer to just use windows SMB shares if possible…
Any ideas? I’m just about out of ideas here.
PS: if I open the network panel in windows all systems connected to the network appear as they are supposed to.
PPS: just ran into the advice to change the workgroup of my router to something different from the other devices then restart everything… I’ve changed the workgroup and now net view works but only shows the new workgroup, it still gives error 53 on the workgroup that the computers involved are in. I HAVEN’T been able to restart everything yet as its getting ridclously late here, but will report in the morning if something is different after rebooting the whole network.