Let’s see if somebody can help me.
Yesterday I bought a WD TV Live and I am amazed so far. It perfectly plays my USB connected hard drives content smoothly. The thing is that I am having problems using the sharing capabilities of the device.
I am a Mac OS X user and I have an AirPort Express Base Station. The thing is that, since I am moving, I don’t have internet yet. So what I would like to do is stream content from my laptop through the WD TV Live. But since there is no internet at home, I would like to do it via a home LAN.
When configuring the internet settings of the WD, I can join the network created by the AirPort Express (though, obviously, it has to be done manually and with no DNS, since there is no door to the internet) but the shared contents on my mac can’t be reached by the WD (going to Network Sharing just doesn’t respond -it doesn’t load the devices with shared contents and it doesn’t reply with a “no shared devices” message).
FYI, the WD is connected via an Ethernet cable to the AirPort Express and the AirPort Express is just plugged. I don’t know if the WD requires an exit to the internet as a must, but it shouldn’t be the case (it should give the option of just home sharing contents with no need of internet for youtube and flickr access).
So I am wondering what I am doing wrong here. Any feedback would be much appreciated.