I’m new to the forum and recently purchased a second unit, this one with the Live Plus version for sharing my stored movies on external/internal HD’s . Only just had the time to research various fixes for message “The device could not connect to the network”.
The strange thing is that I can see the device from my two networked computers (XP) but I can not get the unit to see the network and yet it gives the same message upon system boot up every time. It connects to the inet properly (all the UTube and other options seem to connect OK)
I have already verified that all are on the same network group (originally changed WORKGROUP to MSHOME on my setup) and changed the Network DDE and Network DDE DSDM to automatic as many discussions indicated. I’m able to ping the device with no data loss as well.
I’m using a CAT5 hardwire connection to a D-Link WBR-2310 router (firmware 1.02) and is about 5 years old now.
When I first connected the unit to inet I let it automatically update software to 1.04.18_B and don’t know what the original version was. Perhaps before letting the system do this, I should have waited. Today when I resumed my research and connecting, it now indicates that a newer version is available 1.04.22_B. I’m holding off for now pending discovery on the problem of being able to see my shared files on either computer.
Has there been anyone out there that has experienced a similar problem in only seeing information one way to the WDTV device and not been able to see shared files?
I hope I’ve provided enough information, but please ask in case I’ve left important info out in error.