It's quite incredible, but I am so lost here... spent 6 hours with WD and Linksys tech support online... and still no answers.
Running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) with WD TV Live, which has the Linksys WUSB600 dual-band wireless-N USB adapter plugged in. My PC has no user accounts / passwords so there are ni profiles.
I followed the setup / installation instructions from this link:http://community.wdc.com/t5/Networki.../m-p/6842#M557
Worked like a charm - for 4 days.
Earlier today, I decided to "upgrade" my old Linksys WRT300N router to the WRT610N new one, so that I can have better streaming with the dual-band. Here is the bottom line: When I now go to "shared networks", I only see the router itself listed. There are no more network shares foldere/directories that were working perfectly with WRT300N. So I decided to "go back" to the WRT300N, and guess what, the network shares dissapeared there also. The WRT300N router is not shown.
I have tried (and not limited to the following):
Factory reset my WD HD Live and re-setup from scratch
re-created the network share folders on the PC
re-set advanced sharing settings / media streaming / sharing parameters, etc...
Uninstalled / re-installed the ETHERNET drivers on my PC
REPLACED the WRT610N router with another one (swaped at the store I bought yesterday)
Disabled Windows 7 firewall/ Kaspersky 2010 antivirus and buit-in firewall of WRT610N
tried Auto login to network share > On / Off, cleared cache...
and many other things and still no go
I do know that the WRT610N is seen by WD HD Live because I am able to stream Youtube videos without a problem and I am able to ping 192.168.0.103 (WD HD Live) from my PC. Also, . the WDTV Live icon is displayed under Network / Media Devices. My Linksys WRT610N is displayed under Network / Network Infrastructure.
I am at a loss of words.... why would it work fine for 4 days, then when I try to change the router.... it breaks everything.
P.S. Neither Windows Live Assitant nor MSN is installed on this machine.
Any other ideas?!?!?