I have my WD TV Live plugged into a wired home network, which also includes my Windows 7 Home Premium computer. In the Windows 7 network explorer tool (A.K.A. “File Manager”) I can see the WD TV Live machine, and even access the files that are stored on the USB thumbdrive plugged into it.
From the WD TV Live machine I can browse shared folders on the Windows 7 computer. The problem is that I can’t get Windows Media Center to recognize the WD TV Live device as an “Extender”.
Looking further, I open up “Printers And Devices” (back on the Windows 7 comupter) and try to add the WD TV Live as a “Device”, but it can’t find it. Also, when I put the WD TV Live CD into the Windows 7 machine and run the setup, it can’t find any devices. Why would the Windows 7 computer see the WD TV Live machine on the network, but not recognize it as a “device”?
I’ve checked the “Subnet Mask” and turned off Windows Firewall, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. I don’t think any of the lower level network settings is a problem, since the two machines can browse each other’s shared drives just fine. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!