11-05-2010 03:44 PM
Please bare with me as I'm a bit frustrated but I've no idea why I can't get this device to see anything on my Windows Home Server. There doesn't seem to be any interface for me to setup locations or anything else I would expect in a streaming device.
Is this thing supposed to magically see shared content on the network and build it into its library or are there more steps that may be specific to a WHS streaming?
This isn't my first go-around with networked streaming - I've got quite a complex setup actually but this thing for some reason has me completely frustrated.
Every single section (Movies, photos, music) says "sorry nothing here" and I have 4 machines on the local network sharing out stuff. Is there a trick I'm missing?
I did update the firmware today and that had no affect.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
11-05-2010 04:26 PM
Never mind. Apparently this thing is designed to work more with a drive attached rather than being optimized for network streaming. Back to the store this thing goes
11-10-2010 01:30 PM
Keep it. I have been streaming from WHS for about 6 months, and just bought 2 more for the house. Do not go into the preconfigured folders for movies etc. At the bottom of the home screen is an icon for network browsing. From there you will see the server.
I recommend setting up a user for the seagate, and you can save the login information as a shortcut. You will have to go into the WHS this way every time.
Works like a champ, and plays every file I have thrown at it.