Wireless USB Adapter: Linksys WUSB600N V1
Router: Netgear WNDR3300
Buffalo Linkstation NAS
Any video I play, 720p or not, no matter the container or video type because I’ve tried several, ANY video, will play for about 2 minutes then stop. And it doesn’t just stop, the thing becomes unresponsive for another minute or 2. Here is the fix: go back to network setup and pick either my G or N wireless signal, whichever one it’s not on. This may or may not work then. When I go back to the share, media files may or may not be present in current folder. If so, the video will play.
However, this is incredibly annoying. Especially when I try to reconnect to the network and I sit and stare at the Working animation for however long it decides. During which time the remote does nothing. I mention above any video does this whther 720p or less. I can’t play 1080i/p at all through either network even though the unit makes that claim and I bought extra hardware just so it would be on the approved hardware list. Made no difference.
I’ve found if I can get it playing then leave the unit on, I can come back and it will play. I also notice several people have these same issues.
My girlfriend gets upset when we go to watch something and stuff like this happens. I get pissed and she thinks she bought me a bum unit as a gift. I tell her “it’s not your fault,” but whose is it? I’ve done everything according to the manual.
I’ve tried today setting up the NAS as a DLNA server, which due to how I have my file structure set up is not the best option – but it told me no media was found.
What can I do to fix this? Why doesn’t it work?
I go through a lot of computer hardware myself. In fact I am the buyer for my albeit small-sized company. My experience with this thing will definitely influence my decision to buy WD products in the future.