just unboxed my WDTV today, but I’m wondering if it’s DOA. I have enabled Mac sharing, the HDTV connects to the network without any problems, but when trying to connect my network drive, the user says “guest” and the password displays “**********” filled in the box. There’s also a locked padlock displayed next to it. I can easily change the username for “guest”, enter a new one and submit. I can then edit the password, but when hitting submit, the password box still shows the same long string of asterisks, and not the shorter password I just typed in. I have tried factory reset, and clearing logins of both Mac and PC shares, but that same string of asterisks will not go away.
I am trying to access a HDD connected to the USB port of a Time Capsule. Other devices can see the HDD without any issues, and I have file sharing enabled. The HDTV can also see the TC OK, but when trying to log in to it, I have the password problem. I have tried different usernames, but the password (whatever it happens to be) remains and will not change.
Is my unit faulty? I’m beginning to think so. The manual doesn’t refer to any existing passwords being stored in the system anywhere. I have raised a case, not sure how long that will take.
Any help greatly appreciated.