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Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

Have a WNDR4500 router. Have a Western Digital Tv Live Hub connected to it via ethernet. Had the desktop connected to the router over a wireless USB adapter, but the connection was flaky, so switched to ethernet. When it was wireless, I had the WD mapped as a network drive and could transfer files back and forth. Now that the computer is hard wired, I can't seem to connect it. I click on Map Network Drive, and select a drive letter, select browse, and it's now showing the WD. I've rebooted both the WD and the router, and the computer will not see it. The computer is running Windows 8. Any ideas?
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

I click on Map Network Drive, and select a drive letter, select browse, and it's now showing the WD


Now showing or Not showing?
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

Not showing. It's showing up as a streaming device, and I can stream from the WD to the computer, but can't map the WD so that I can transfer files back and forth, which is what I need to do. The WD DOES have internet access. I've rebooted to computer, the router, and the WD multiple times. The computer is running Windows 8.
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

Greetings,
What happens if you try to browse to the WD TV via hostname in Explorer??

I seem to remember there being a setting a win8 that has to be changed... but I can't put my finger on it.
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

\\IP of the WD TV or \\device name

I would think IP should work
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

If I enter the IP address into my web browser, it wants a password to log into the WD. I've never set it up with a password.
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

I did manage to get into the browser interface, but all that will allow me to do is administrative stuff, and stream from the device. I want to transfer files to the device, and play them back locally on the device. I just don't get why I could do this when the computer was connected wirelessly, but not now that it's wired. If I go back to the wireless connection, I can do what I want, but it transfers files at about 1 Mb per second, and stops after about 100 MBs have been transferred, and you have to start the transfer all over again from the beginning, so there's no way I'm going to transfer 60 GBs.
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Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

From right pane of GUI:

USB Storage (Basic Settings) Help

NOTE:This page shows your current USB Storage settings, to Edit any of settings shown, or to create a new Network Folder, click Edit

Network/Device Name

Is the name used to access the Router from your Laptop/PC. The Network/Device Name shown in the Router Web GUI can either be clicked to immediately access the storage or can be entered into a web browser e.g //readyshare.

Available Network Folders Table

This table shows all the Network Folders currently available and configured on the Router:

Folder Name : Full path of the used by the Network Folder
Volume Name : Volume name from the storage device (either USB drive or HDD)
Total/Free Space : Shows the current utilisation of the storage device
Share Name : The Name shown in the Router Web GUI can either be clicked to immediately access the storage or can be entered into a web browser e.g//readyshare/photos.If 'Not Shared' is shown then the default share has been deleted and no other share for the root folder exists. Click the link to change this setting.
Read/Write Access : Shows the permissions/access controls on the Network Folder:
All - no password allows all users to access the Network Folder
admin will prompt for users to provide the same username and password used to access the Router Web GUI


Edit Button

Click to Edit any of settings shown, or to create a new Network Folder

Safely Remove USB Device Button

Click to Safely Remove either one or all of the USB devices attached to your Router

Refresh Button

Click to Refresh the page, helpful if you have just connected a new USB devic
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Registered: ‎2011-02-20

Re: Can't access Western Digital Tv Live Hub

Hey Joe.. Happy 4th... I don't think he's using this device with Readyshare. He's got it attached to his network via Ethernet. He had it connected via wireless previously and was able to browse the units internal disk. He can't do that now... which doesn't make sense since he should still be able to access it regardless of how it's connected. kturcotte - Please download the hubs User Guide Review - starting on page 76. "Accessing Media Content From The Network" Here you will: -Change or Create a hostname for your hub -Choose a Content Source. You want Media Library. Then select Network Shares > Windows Shares. Confirm settings

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[LEFT]Select

Local Storage

, then

Internal Storage

to access media content

on the media center’s internal hard drive. [/LEFT] [FONT=HelveticaNeue-Bold][FONT=HelveticaNeue-Bold][SIZE=4][LEFT][SIZE=2]Network Share[/LEFT] [/SIZE]

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[LEFT]The media player supports Windows (SMB/CIFS), and Linux (NFS) network shares. [/LEFT]

[LEFT]Windows Shares[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Windows Shares uses Samba (also known as SMB/CIFS), a more common protocol among devices such as PC, NAS, and Mac (before Lion). If you want to simply discover and/or share a folder on the network to be accessed by the media player, Samba is a common method, especially for Windows. If this section doesn't get you going, post again with the progress you've made and we'll move forward from there.

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