I had to reregister my account, so zzzappp and zzapp are the same person. :-P I also didn’t get notification of any replies to my post so I apologize for not having responded sooner.
The media server we are using are 2 Iomega Home Media NAS (a 500GB and a 1TB). We are using a Thomson TG585 v7 router. The WD TV Live Plus is hardwired but goes through another hub (Amped Wireless AP). I set up ‘ping’ windows on the Thomson, Amped Wireless and the actively used Iomega. There were some lost packets on all 3 windows, but rarely at the same time. The crappy thing is that when I set up the ping sessions, the WD TV never disconnected (for 2 hours) - even though there were some lost pings.
Since doing this test the problem persists. It could possibly be our Thomson router. I never would’ve thought so as we have been playing off of out PS3 without a single problem for over a year. When we swapped in the WD TV for the PS3 the problems started. Perhaps WD TV isn’t as tolerant with connection drops? There are 2 tests I was going to try. The first was going back to the PS3 and see if there are ping issues and the second was to swap in an older rotuer we’ve got to see if there was any change. The problem is me finding time to try the different tests.