Just purchased a WD TV Live, easy install. It browses and sees 2 PC’s on my wireless network. Note that it does not list actual shared folders, just lists the names of the 2 pc’s. One pc, a windows XP SP3, has a WD ELements USB3 HDD that I use for media storage - I shared (wide open permissions) a folder on this drive. When I select the windows share, it asks me to login, and offers up the default login screen with the “anonymous” user. I established a user on my WinXP box named anonymous with no pwd. That did not work. I tried to use exisitng usernames (Administrator, family, guest) but no luck. In Admin, I set security on the PC so that user/pwd login were not required for any of the users, however, WD Live still wants me to enter user/pwd credentials.
Maybe I’m approaching this from the wrong direction - I have been trying to back off security from the Windows side; maybe I should be looking at a setting I can make on the WD Live box. I tried using a setting on WD Live in Settings where you you tell it to not use pwd protection when logging into Windows network shares - that doesn;t seem to work.
Anybody got any hints, workarounds etc. ?? I’ve had a peek around the forum(s) but haven’t really seen the direct answer to my question. But, if it has been answered, please direct me to it.
Thanks in advance.