I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this question but here goes:
A friend brought over his Patriot Box Office media streamer that stopped seeing his wired network completely (windows XP). It worked intermittantly over the last year. He never did any Firmware updates.
I have a wired network and Windows 7 (2 computers). My Western Digital Live Plus has been working flawlessly for over a year. When I connected his Box Office and went through network discovery, it found my network instantly and after clicking "browser" and then "workgroup", it found both my computers. Clicking on either one it brings up a login/password box. My wired network uses neither. I tried entering nothing and got "login failed". Then I tried "admin" and "123" and got the same. No way am I hacking my computers registry since it works perfectly with my Western Digital streamer.
Would a firmware upgrade fix this or is the registry hack the only fix ?