richUK & … WD support team (if they are checking)
I have done the power recycle but also needed to recycle the Belkin router too… this seems to be part of the answer.
Also… In doing this I have to also enter thru wdtvlive all the network info thru the “wired” settings for the WDtv Live to be recognized. And then… All it does is see the wdtvlive box thru the computer in way of an icon (blue WDtv live icon)
note: this needs to be done every time I turn on the wdtvlive .
If it was possible for me to enter in an ip address and a subnet address manually and save it !!! ( would alleviate a few of my issues. This way I could tackle the connection from the computer with a keyboard. As going thru the wdtvlive keyboard to enter in lots of numbers numerous times is starting to wear out my fingers on the lil remote)
I am on the understanding that the edimax ew-7711uan has its own Mac address and the wdtvlive also has its own Mac address.
The confusion (and I am only guessing now) is that the wdtvlive will not take on the ip addresses or Mac address thru the edimax access point and operate as one unit.
Would be good to be able to save the Mac address of the edimax access points into the wdtvlive and make the units act as one? (if this is possible)
WD, may be able to test the drivers for the Edimax access point and place in one of its firmware updates. Then, in a perfect case scenario, my wdtv would be plug and play compliant wirelessly.
The reason for my purchase for the wdtv live was for its wireless capabilities as it needs to communicate thru 3 brick walls. Not as the easy solution of a cat 5 cable going thru walls and ceilings as wd support have suggested.
Hence my suggestion for support of my wireless edimax. I have noticed that no edimax wireless access point has been supported (maybe it has never been requested?). but I am also guessing that if one edimax model is supported, just maybe 3 or 4 models of edimax that use the same configurations and the same same chipset may connect also.
My choice of the edimax was because of the range distance it could do, and, one quote I read on another wdtv site… the bloke wrote " I just plugged it in and it worked!!!" well so did mine for 3 days
all the above ^^ is thinking out aloud and by no means a solution . im just thinking of ways to make my life easier.
Thanks richUK… (am wondering when you first used wdtv… did you have have complications? LoL)
anyways i do apreciate all the posts on this site and on the wdtv forum as this is a big learning curve for me.