I got the hub last Friday and played with it over the weekend. Initial setup worked flawlessly, it found the network, joined my workgroup, I was able to map it to all my computers, transfered files over ethernet, etc. Then, yesterday afternoon it just won’t show in windows explorer on my laptop anymore. I run the diagnostic in Win 7 and it says that it cannot find wdtvlivehub. I check the hub’s network settings and everything looks fine: it has aquired an IP, it has joined the correct workgroup, the network test is OK. Moreover, the hub is able to connect to the internet (youtube, accuweather) and is able to see network shares from other computers and my NAS. Also, from the laptop I am able to open the hub’s webpage. Everything seems allright regarding connectivity, except being able to map it and see it from any computer. I have three computers on my home network, I tried from all of them, same result. I restarted the router - same thing. I restarted the hub - same thing. So basically, at this moment the hub is dead for my network, I am not able to transfer files to and from it (at least not using a computer, probably I should be able to do so from the hub’s interface).
I ran the WD discovery utility which said that no WD devices were found on th network. What drives me crazy is that the networking utility on Windows 7 sees the hub as a media server, and is able to open the Twonky interface and play files from the hub, but I am still not able to map it in windows to see it as a hard disk and be able to transfer files to and from it.
Any solutions? If this can’t be sorted I’ll have to take it back. I have other issues with the hub, related to the functionality, that may make me return it anyway, but this is really a deal breaker.