Originally Posted by clester
I have just unpacked mine, connected it, and am seeing nothing as far as networks. I am hardwired through a 1Gig Zonet router to my XP pc. The PC has the correct folders shared as I can see them from the other XP pc.
I expected to be able to see 2 computers, and be able to drill down to get to the folders I wanted.
It says DCHP not ready. I set it to auto, and it gave me an IP address, but obviously that didn't work. Should I assign an IP if that would be the fix, and how do I get a correct IP number (sorry, not an expert on these things).
Firewalls are off right now on Windows and Bit Defender.
In WMP11 I cannot see the CT to Share either.
Very frustrated, so would appreciate some help.
Oi, am I invisible ?? Just kidding, I know there are endless and varying issues to deal with, but I have something special for those who want to wrap their head around pc stuff.
As I said above, I set mine up on Saturday, and it was useless to me. I have a hard wired network that has recently had an upgrade from an old 4 port linksys router to a Zonet 8-port switch. I could not see any of my shared computers. All files on both computers are shared on the network as I work across PCs daily. When I fired it up and tried to view PC Media, I saw the "My Shortcuts" and that was all and when I Ok'd that, I got this Net User and pasword crap (I have set up the realtek user but that sounds like a rubbish work around). I expected to see Office and GamesRoom computers.
I suspected the Zonet switch, so replaced that with the old Linksys. Oddly enough, at the same time my PC seemed to find a virus - trojan.patched.fi - which seems to be a false positive. But having disabled the firewall, and the antivirus I went back to the CT and it found both PCs and I was able to play an avi file (but it was badly out of sync). So that seemeed like good news.
However, later that evening I lost my network connection from the Office PC (the one I am really interested in connecting to), and after much frustration I put it down to this virus corrupting my TCP/IP, and have spent the last 2 days re-installed XP. Now I am connected again. But still I cannot see the computers from the CT. However, thru the uPnP I was able to see Slumdog Millionaire which I had added to my WMP11 library. But when I went to play it, guess what happened - bet you can't . . . . . I lost my bloody network connection on my PC. I rebooted and it came back, but every time I go to play a movie thru uPnP my connection goes down.
My system set up is completely hard wired, I run Win XP SP3 on both computers, and I am still running thru the Linksys router (I have not changed anything in that setup). I have all my folders shared and it appears the firewall isn't the issue due to the uPnP working. I upgraded the firmware seamlessly to C021 and the graphics are great.
Oh yeah, I also have this dead weight called a Brite View Cinema Tube. Really didn't think I'd have these issues, but maybe they are just not as user friendly as I think.
Not only is it useless, but I haven't a clue how I am really meant to play movies through wmp11, or stream them as I cannot find any instructions for that.
If you can help me out I'd appreciate it, or if you wanna buy this thing I'd take offers.