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OK... against my better judgment I will post my write up that worked on MY system... I cannot guarantee it will work on yours.
This is what worked for me so I am sure that there are other methods that may work but my set-up is working flawlessly
First of all... Windows 7 sharing and the Dune do not play well together if things are not set up right so there are a few
things that you want to do.
Sharing works best if you share the first folder in the root. If you set up the actual root (the drive itself) to share you may
have problems like I did.
1) So... let's say you have your files in your e: drive. You want to create a folder called Video 1 (or whatever you want to
call it). Move all your files (movies, audio, pics, etc) into that "Videos 1" folder.
2) Right-click on that folder and select Properties and you will get this:
3)You will need to set up the sharing so click on the top button "Share..." and you will see this:
4) If you have Everyone already added to the list at the bottom then skip to #5. If not, then click in the top drop-down window
and select "Everyone".
5) Change the drop-down window on Everyone to Read/Write and click Share and you will see this:
6) This shows you your SMB network address (some places call it sharing address or Share). The HTPC1 is the name of my PC so
yours may be different.
Click Done and we are back to the Properties window:
7) Now click on "Advanced Sharing..." to double check on permissions and you will get this windows:
8) Make sure that top "Share this folder" is checked (it usually is but just in case make sure it IS checked). Now click on the
"Permissions" button on the lower left:
9) You should have "Everyone" in the top box and if you select it make sure the bottom 3 boxes are checked for "Allow". If you
have it and all three are checked then hit "OK" and skip to #15.
10) If you do not have an "Everyone" in that top box then go to this step...
Click on "Add."...you will get this window:
11) Click on "Advanced.." and you get this:
12) Click on "Find Now" on the middle right side... you will get additional options at the bottom of the screen:
13) Scroll down and select "Everyone" and select "OK"
14) Click on "OK"
Back to the Permissions window:
15) Now select "Everyone" and make sure all three "Allow" boxes are checked.
16) Click OK.
17) Click OK
This should get you set-up so you can browse your e:\\Videos 1\\ folder in your Dune browser. This will also allow the Dune
to see any files in that folder if you chose to use MyMovies or Zappiti.
On the Dune go to the Home screen and go to Network--->SMB--->Workgroup--->HTPC1 (or whatever you called your PC)--->Videos 1
I can return the favour if you have any problems regarding the guides on my website !
Are you using a wireless bridge or do you have an Ethernet cable from your router straight to the Dune?
If you are using a bridge, if they are not set up properly they can be flaky and cause a bottle neck.
If no bridge, what router are you using? Crappy routers or improper router settings can also cause a problem.
Can you explain more about your wired/wired network? My feeling is that it is not W7 or Dune's fault, it is your network setup.
It may come down to hiring someone for a few hours to set up your network. If you have something like Craigslist in your part of the world, you could hire some college kid that knows computers for weekend beer money.
Since every network setup is different, it is almost impossible for someone to troubleshoot networking issues in forum.
No not me. I help users here for free. Enjoy promoting the best player out at press time. (Dune Series). It is my clients in the real world I love to charge!
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