Weird connection issue


#1

I have been playing with this for 3 days and could not get my desktop to connect. My laptop was able to connect just fine and stream video. The weird part was that I could use my laptop to stream videos from the desktop from a mapped networked drive and that would work on the device. Both Laptop and desktop had windows 7 Ultimate, only difference that laptop is 32bit and desktop is 64bit.

I could not figure for the life of me why one would work while the other would give me either “No media in this folder” or “There was a network connection error”.  After days of playing with setting and comparing the 2 systems and both systems running the same configuration network wise. I took a look at the physical parts of the network, Laptop was running wireless while the desktop was running wireless and wired. 

After removing the wire from the desktop everything started working perfectly! I was completely stunned as to why this was, but it worked. The WD TV live is connected through a cable.


#2

It has to do with the 64 bit application. This is why the 32 bit application run OK. Windows 7 ultimate show have an option to run in XP emulation mode which is 32 bit. A lot of applications are failing all over the place because of this. It seems that unlike MACs windows operating system can not run both 32 bit and 64 bit apps at the same time. My friend is having problems with his new wireless system on his new Sony laptop. It will connect into a 64 bit hotspot but none that are setup for 32 bits right now


#3

My friend is having problems with his new wireless system on his new Sony laptop. It will connect into a 64 bit hotspot but none that are setup for 32 bits right now

Uhm, what??  There’s no practical way a Wireless client can detect whether or not a “HotSpot” is using 64bit OS…