Here is a guide on how you can setup your home network to use with the RX-V2700; keep in mind that this is what I will be doing, but there are many ways to cut this cake
your hardware setup should look like this:
If you dont' know how to setup a Network in your home, I suggest you google it
. Ok, so the idea here is that you want to store your Music (Mp3's, wma's, etc, etc) in your PCs (desktop, laptop, etc). You can either hardwire the Yammy into the network , which is old school, or go wireless which is the present.
1. Connect your 2700 to your network via a wireless Access point; a USB lan adapter will not work, as the USB drivers inside the Yamaha only treat the front USB connector as a storage device.
2. You need to connect to you WAP, and setup all your network stuff (SSID, encryption if you have it on, etc). Make sure you have DHCP enabled
! If you really wanna be anal, you could hide your network's SSID and just to mac address filtering. But for most users, setting up your WAP internally as another address is the way to go (you can call it 192.168.1.Z, where Z is the number you assign or DHCP assigns, or whatever addressing scheme you chose)
3. Install the Windows Media Connect 2.0
(or later) software on your PC's. Follow the steps in the WMC client to share the folders where your music is connected.
4. Viola! you can now goto the menu GUI in your 2700 and select the songs/playlists/internet radio/etc/etc that you want to your heart's content! And may I suggest you enable the Music Compression ENhancement feature!! apparently it does wonders!