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I just purchased a Linksys WRT610N dual-band router. I got it all configured and things are running almost well. I have a WDTV Live HD media player connected wirelessly to the router, and with this router I am unable to see ANY network shares.


Is this an issue with the router, or is it the WDTV Live?


Any input is welcome. Even a flame or two, if you are gentle.
 

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where are the shares? More info is needed about your setup. I just picked up a WDTV Live myself. Browsing around the web there appears to be an issue with Win7 shares that is fixed with the latest firmware updates.
 

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Two computers, both with Win XP Pro, and a HP MediaSmart WHS server. I can view all audio and video files in the pertinate locations using a Linksys WRT310N router. Also, with the WRT610N, I only see the router itself in network shares (there is a USB port on the router with nothing attached to it).


I was hoping to upgrade my router by going to the WRT610N in hopes of having a Dual-Band router to aid in streaming content from my network. I can stream using the Media Server side of my WDTV Live, but there is an issue that some file formats are not recognized that way (like ISO).


I am able to see the shares on both computers from the computers (including the HDD attached to the WDTV Live), but nothing is viewable from the Live.


I have come to the conclusion that there is a compatibility issue between my router and my media player.
 

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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs /forum/post/18219065


Its not a Router issue, I have the same router WRT610N with the WUSB600N wireless-N Adapter on the WDTV Live and Network shares are visible, although sometimes they drop and have to reboot PC/WD TV Live. The solutions are in the following threads

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1187382

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2840.0


The solution that worked for me was that I had to start the Network DDE and the NetWork DDE DSMD service (set to Automatic) (see second link)

If this is the case, then why does a Linksys WRT310N and a D-Link DiR-655 work flawlessly? If it is a Network DDE problem why won't my HP MediaSmart Server not show up either? No way to set that up in Microsoft WHS.


With both the WRT310N and the DIR-655 I have zero network drop issues.
 

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Issue solved. I disabled "Seperate Devices". Now my network shares are visible.
 

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What do you mean by "Separate devices" I have your exact configuration but I'm not sure what do you mean by that, by the way I can't see my network shares at all, all what my WDTV Live is showing is the Router WRT610N
 

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Originally Posted by Derelict_Drvr /forum/post/18228217


Issue solved. I disabled "Seperate Devices". Now my network shares are visible.


Please explain us how is done, i have WRT610N v2 and WUSB600n, I can't see my network shares at all, all what my WDTV Live is showing is the Router WRT610N, where is that option? disable separate devices? thanks


I have Windows 7
 

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Sorry seRgi19, it was "AP Isolation" under advance wireless. I had it working for several weeks, but all of a sudden it stopped working and I never could get it figured out. I spent 2 weeks on live chat and email support to try and get it working properly. They finally told me I have a defective device.


From several other people that I have talked to that have the same setup as you and I do, it is a common problem. Some have stated it is not the fault of the router but of the WDTV Live. I guess they do not play nice together.
 
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