I have owned the older version of WD TV Live ( WDBAAN0000NBK ) for almost 18 months. I used it wirelessly, together with the Linksys WUSB600N Adapter, together with with the Netgear Dual-Band WNDR3700 router.
I have it setup to run in 802.11n, using the 5Ghz mode (which supports DLNA). No problems!
I got the new WD TV Live today ( WDBHG70000NBK ) and although it clearely states on the outside of the box that it supports 802.11b/g/n, it doesnt see my network (escept for the 2.4Ghz one, which I only want to use for internet usage and it doesn’t support DLNA).
After spening 1 hour on trying to figure things out, I came up on the following “gem” in the manual on page 22. It reads:
“Note: The recommended setting on Wireless N routers is 802.11n-only with a channel width of 20/40 MHz. If you are using a wireless-N access point (AP) and it has been set to operate in 802.11n mode with a security setting of anything other than WPA2-PSK+AES or None, then media player will operate at lower 802.11g rates. Disabling wireless security is not recommended.”
What the HECK does this mean? I went as far as changing my setting of the 5Ghz band router setup to
Security: WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] and even tried with NO SECURITY
and still, WD TV Live cannot find (either Automatically or Manually) my Wireless connection.
I also understand that I cannot plug-in my Linksys WUSB600N Adapter into the unit, as wireless dongles are not supported by this unit.
Can someone please explain to me how to solve this problem? I did update my firmware to the latest version, but it still has not provided any solution.
I want to be able to run the new WD TV Live on my 2nd Band (5Ghz), otherwise, what’s the point of using a dual-band router?