I have done a search but, even though I found lots of similiar posts, didn’t find an answer
Firstly, I have a WDTV Live SMP which works PERFECTLY on my Windows 7 desktop and laptop. I am so happy with it I recommended it to a friend. My friend has a Windows 7 laptop and a Windows XP desktop and lives a 20Km drive away (so I can’t just try things quickly)
My friend would like to stream videos from his main system, the Windows XP desktop as it has his main storage.
Anyway, the problem…
I created shared folders on both 7 and XP systems. Switch everything on and wait…
Then select Videos then press the Red Button then Network Share then Windows Shares, both computers display for selection. All good so far? This suggests to me that the WDTV SMP sees both systems…
I select the laptop and the shares display for selection - PERFECT (as expected)
Select a movie - it plays
I select the desktop and it shows the Anonymous login screen. Pressing OK, OK on the login screen doesn’t work. Trying the User Name login doesn’t work.
Nothing keyed in at this point works :( :(
Although I’m computer literate (40 years retired mainframe analyst/programmer) I am not comfortable with Networks etc. :( We had a Sys Admin to do all that stuff…
I hope the fact that the laptop does NOT ask for a login and the XP system DOES is meaningful to you smart people out there in the Community.
My friend also bought an Android media player box and couldn’t get THAT to connect either. A cleverer friend had a play with THAT and couldn’t get it to work so we were expecting problems before he bought the WDTV SMP.
Hopefully this brilliant Community can help.
Admittedly, I haven’t checked Workgroup names etc but I can’t see my friend playing with that at setup.
Thanks In Anticipation