My problem is a little different from anything I have read here, but I think the issue is most likely related to the most recent Windows update, as my WD Player was working fine after I installed my new modem. However, I had several networking problems with the modem, so I am uncertain. Still, after rebooting following the latest update, my ethernet connected PC could no longer access the NAS attached to the WD Player (using the wireless modem to make the con.
What’s different is, when I bring up the network, I can see the media device WDTVLIVE AND the WDTVLIVE “computer”, which I guess is really the interface of the player and the drive which allows access to the latter from my PC (previously, when I clicked on the icon, the drive would come up with all its subfolders).
I have turned on every sharing option I can find, made sure SMB1 client and server are activated, diagnosed and trouble shot, etc., etc., but when I click on that icon I get the long, slow green bar and “Windows cannot access WDTVLIVE. There may be a problem with your network.”
Anyone have an idea what’s gone wrong or a solution?
I should add that the WD player can access and play anything that is already on the drive and I can also stream to it from the PC. I just can’t access anything on the drive from the PC.