Ok, this is [Deleted] pathetic, I buy a new 3rd gen wd tv live plus (with wifi) and out of the box it has defective software. I have been reading about all of the exact same issues with this “new box”, which is no coincidence. The whole endless rebooting because it’s too useless to connect to a wireless router, [Deleted]
What a huge disappointment, considering my first gen version has worked without incident for about 3 years now. I feel sorry for any average Joe that buys this and thinks it will be easy to setup (wrong). You need some technical network education to make this unit work. Below is the solution I spent 4 headbanging hours figuring out.
Go through the setup from beginning, bypass/reject the wired/wireless setup at this point.
The regular menu bar will show up, then go to the settings and start the network setup options. This is where you MUST put in all settings manually, if you try to scan for the auto wireless connect it will crash/reboot again.
Check network settings of a known working device on your network (mine was my first gen WD box):
SSID -name of your wireless network
IP address -assign one manually (usually a digit or 2 higher than what you know (devices) exists on the network)
Subnet mask -usually 10 digit number
Gateway -usually 8 digit number
DNS -usually 8 digit number
Pray to your God.
After all that, it seemed to work fine (wireless for HD media & actual interwebs)
I wonder if I will get a rebate for troubleshooting my own problem?