Wireless networking


#1

Just hooked up my new WDTV live to my tv but when I try to connect to my wireless home network it wont find it using the “auto” configure function. Stupid question… Do I need to buy anything more in able to connect this unit wirelessly? I have a PS3, a internet radio,a Archos PMP player and with all of them I turned them on, searched for a network, entered my WEP key and they worked. What am I missing on this unit ???

Rick


#2

Does it at least recognize your wireless adapter? It asks you if you want to configure wireless settings?


#3

No… nothing. “unable to obtain a IP address the media player has limited or no network connectivity” is all it says.

Maybe to far from my router?


#4

No, it sounds like your adapter isn’t supported. Exactly which brand, model, and version are you using?


#5

What do you mean by “adapter” ?  If you mean router its a Lynksys WRT54GS

Rick


#6

The WiFi adapter you’re using on the Live.  It’s does not have built-in wireless.


#7

Thats what I was wondering… if I have to buy something else or should it work right out of the box. That **bleep**. What unit do you recomend (off the record) ???

Rick


#8

Well, it does say Wireless Network is OPTIONAL… :wink:

I use the Cisco / Linksys WUSB600N, but you can choose off of WD’s tested list:

Pay CRITICAL attention to the VERSION / REVISION Column.


#9

Thank you for your time.

Merry Christmas

Rick


#10

thanks

Rick


#11

The compatible wireless dongle list is gettting a bit dated I don’t believe any of the simultaneous dual-band products are supported so be careful. Personnally i think WD Live Hub


#12

It’s not dated…  :)   It was updated when 1.04.10 was released.  


#13

Wow, this is a little overwhelming (THAT LIST) maybe someone could recomend a off the shelf unit from bestbuy thats not to much money that they know works. I returned a ryku unit for this and the costs are starting to add up.

I’ll be interested if anyone got out around 20-40 bucks and is working.

Thanks again all

Rick