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Title: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 700+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: draadloos on May 04, 2009, 05:23:54 AM
The wdtv community is getting bigger & bigger and you keep forgetting who-is-who.

I thought it is time for this poll so at least you get to know a little bit more about the people you are sharing this little black box with.

Thanks for spending time answering this poll. :)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll
Post by: rezmus on May 04, 2009, 06:18:05 AM
ok, but where is both? =)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll
Post by: draadloos on May 04, 2009, 06:43:32 AM
 
ok, but where is both? =)

:D designing a poll is always tricky.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll
Post by: draadloos on May 06, 2009, 09:46:49 AM
 :o Already/Only 181 people on this forum got their wdtv connected  ???
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: 3dxr on May 06, 2009, 11:04:45 AM
cable becouse have lower performance impact to WDTV CPU
and cable is also providing option have WDTV connected wirelesly with wifi-routers (they have own CPU for wireless stack and provide strong encryption WDTV with WPA/WPA2 noway with HD content We should be real and dont wait all from WDTV HW

Topic is now sticky ;) I have also open POLL one is on wiki.wdtv.org and second (color schemes is other post)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: draadloos on May 06, 2009, 11:53:39 AM
cable becouse have lower performance impact to WDTV CPU
and cable is also providing option have WDTV connected wirelesly with wifi-routers (they have own CPU for wireless stack and provide strong encryption WDTV with WPA/WPA2 noway with HD content We should be real and dont wait all from WDTV HW

I agree that your setup is technically superior but think that a lot of people will find it easier to just plug in a cheap wlan adapter and be able to connect and start enjoying all the great things cooked up in this forum. As you can see my opinion is not at all backed up by the results of this poll  ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: 3dxr on May 08, 2009, 09:36:30 AM
I also agree WDTV could have Wireless adapter in future but .....

a) if we want have network we should start with cable/wire adapters
those adapters will provide stability and also wireless capability for people who arent able use cable or dont want use cable.
also cable ETHNERNET chipsets dont need so many CPU power like WLAN CPU contorlled chipsets

b) each new feature is steal away part of internal FLASH memory into WDTV and impacting WDTV performance (current load of WDTV is higher then in first firmwares )
c) also we are waitting on network support too long
d) FullHD watching will be possible only in clean/non-noise zones and only over cable/high bitrate scenes/=confirmed by many users who have wireless connection
e) WIFI isnt secure. and WDTV 300mhz dont have power for WAP2 and wireless stack and also reading from SMB/CIFSfs and fill DECODING chip (each small embeded blackbox have some limits....)

from those arguments I am for first add official cable network support (IP settings, stable and optimized 2-3chipsets = more modules cost space in FLASH memory we need this space also for other code such like Filemanager etc.)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: qryptiq on May 09, 2009, 08:22:45 AM
has anyone heard of a next generation WDTV in the works? i wonder.....
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: yakirdvir on May 10, 2009, 05:53:26 AM
I want support to rtl8187 chipsets  ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: mike2k8 on May 11, 2009, 01:34:35 PM
I also agree WDTV could have Wireless adapter in future but .....

a) if we want have network we should start with cable/wire adapters
those adapters will provide stability and also wireless capability for people who arent able use cable or dont want use cable.
also cable ETHNERNET chipsets dont need so many CPU power like WLAN CPU contorlled chipsets

b) each new feature is steal away part of internal FLASH memory into WDTV and impacting WDTV performance (current load of WDTV is higher then in first firmwares )
c) also we are waitting on network support too long
d) FullHD watching will be possible only in clean/non-noise zones and only over cable/high bitrate scenes/=confirmed by many users who have wireless connection
e) WIFI isnt secure. and WDTV 300mhz dont have power for WAP2 and wireless stack and also reading from SMB/CIFSfs and fill DECODING chip (each small embeded blackbox have some limits....)

from those arguments I am for first add official cable network support (IP settings, stable and optimized 2-3chipsets = more modules cost space in FLASH memory we need this space also for other code such like Filemanager etc.)
a) Why? WIFI dongles are already working. A lot of people can't use a wired connection. CPU load? That could apply if you intend to stream HD content. It's enough to stream SD content though, not to speak of music. WiFi can be used to ftp to a USB hdd connected to the device too. (Yes it's slow but it works).

b) Flash space is not a problem using ext3-boot firmware. wdtv performance doesn't seem affected (the only affected thing seems to be the network transfer speed, and this is only critical for streaming HD content.
I'm not using heavy load applications such as torrent apps though, Maybe these affect performance, but you can always turn them off when you are watching movies.

c) I'm not sure what you mean.

d) Yes, but there are lot's of things to use wifi other than streaming HD, including streaming SD.

e) WEP is insecure. WPA2 with a strong passkey is very secure. It works quite well with some adapters (mine is rt73), and even if CIFS is slow, you can use NFS to improve the transfer speed.

If I hadn't had a spare wifi dongle, and if wifi hadn't been supported (thanks to all who made it possible), I couldn't have used the modified firmware.
I have no access to a wired connection from where I have the box, and buying a LAN-USB plus an access point seems a lot of money for something not officially supported (not guaranteed to work). Besides, lan-usb keys are hard to find in my city.

Edit.
I have read again your post, and now I understand that you are talking about official network support (from WD). Then some of your arguments make sense (Flash space, time waiting for support...).
I was thinking that this thread were about unofficial firmwares though, as we are in the Homebrew/Custom Firmware forum.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: 3dxr on May 11, 2009, 02:39:12 PM
ok mike ;)

btw buy over internet USB-LAN adapter and you will see differencies between wire and wireless
WPA2  will be also insecure soon ;) Elcomsoft + GTXcards ;) or rainbowtables :)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: dencamp on May 12, 2009, 10:53:56 AM
I thought of getting a usb-lan adapter to increase performance. But it was forbidden by my girlfriend as she doesn't want to have cables running through the whole apartment  ;). So wireless is the best option. I am quite satisfied with the performance and using 300MBit adapter works with WPA and is promising except that I have a lot of traffic around here and transfer sometimes drops. Maybe adding a Buffer as mentioned at the forum would be a good idea when playing HD to compensate short drops in the connection.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Pompey_Monkey on May 12, 2009, 01:29:59 PM
Wow!  :o

105th on this forum to get the litle bugger networked -I feel like I'm on the cutting edge or something like that! I wonder how many more owners on the "original" AVS forum there are in the same boat? Maybe they're all here! :)

I haven't used unix at all (let alone in anger) for nearly ten years - I'd forgotten how much fun and rewarding even a little amount of shell scripting could be!

Hope you're all having fun too :)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: Few WDTVs really connected **
Post by: 3dxr on May 12, 2009, 02:21:41 PM
I thought of getting a usb-lan adapter to increase performance. But it was forbidden by my girlfriend as she doesn't want to have cables running through the whole apartment  ;). So wireless is the best option. I am quite satisfied with the performance and using 300MBit adapter works with WPA and is promising except that I have a lot of traffic around here and transfer sometimes drops. Maybe adding a Buffer as mentioned at the forum would be a good idea when playing HD to compensate short drops in the connection.

in some cases is possible use powernet adapter but be carefull not in all cases is possible transfer data over power cables

its dependent on powernet technology corinex have fast and quite good adapters but there are not very cheap
also another factor or limit is power infrastructure
for me is working fine on one circuit but not working over 2 power circuit

Zorander experimenting with some powernet adapters in past I have corinex high end model and no experience with cheap models
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 100+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: eagles on May 14, 2009, 09:55:41 PM
WiFi might be nice for checking email on your laptop, but a wired connection is soooo much more stable.

There is all sorts of packet latency with WiFi -- you do not notice it when your transfers take less than a second, but you really do not want to be streaming high-bitrate video over.  You can see the speed differences in other message threads -- wireless suffers from all sorts of packet retries.  Plus, the router has to take a wireless packet, and then convert it to electrical, just to route the packet.  Not even to mention the interference of microwave ovens, wireless phones, interference from other people's WiFi networks, and closed-sourced WiFi software drivers that have no support from the Linux Kernel.

Bottom line ... get a Ethernet connection by your television, folks.  Your entertainment is coming to you by way of the Internet, so get yourself equipped.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 100+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: draadloos on May 16, 2009, 05:47:57 AM
Hi there. I noticed we got a handfull of wdtv's with both cable and wireless connection. I was wondering if you have real practical use for this double connection or you enjoy biconnectivity just because you can?
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 100+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Pompey_Monkey on May 17, 2009, 04:32:22 AM
If (and I mean "if"!) I was a developer/coder for the WDTV, I'd very much like the capability to have my media library connected over the wired network for reliability, but also would enjoy the wireless network so I could sit in front of the telly with my laptop and be able to telnet into the player.

Maybe that's why a couple of people have both types of connection?
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 100+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Rev Drew on May 17, 2009, 05:40:30 AM

my wdtv is wired, my laptop is wireless, I chose wired as it is less of a resource stress and more reliable overall.
my router is wireless and wired of course.. it is nice to use the laptop to telnet or ftp in for a few seconds without going to my desktop, but both connections to the wdtv seems a little pointless to me..

seeing as it was really never designed to be networked, I think this is a big step and we all benefit from it! no more running back and forth with the thumb drive or hdd, just stream all the tv shows I watch, all my divx movies (100GB +) and any 720p movies on my pc, not to mention the apple trailers!

this little device has come an extremely long way in a very short time, I am just happy to benefit from it
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 125+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: ThePol on May 20, 2009, 11:20:52 AM
My WDTV is semi-wireless. I'm using a TrendNet USB-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to a Linksys router running DD-WRT. I've set up the router as a client to my main router. I haven't experienced the stuttering or dropped connection problems reported by other users on this forum. It's a great setup that works wonderful.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 160+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: ean611 on June 03, 2009, 03:27:39 AM
Not connected to my TV at all? (No option for this?) Just a USB 250GB drive and OEM in car navi.

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l177/ean611/DSCN0977.jpg)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 160+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: draadloos on June 04, 2009, 06:33:19 AM
WHOOHAH!  ;D :D ;D :D ;D  Awesome carhack! Where did you hide our shiny little black box? Maybe you can start a topic on how to connect to OEM in-car-navi's. WTH, i will add your elaboration on wdtv-connectivity to the poll. Just click on it!
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 160+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: ean611 on June 04, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
The hack goes further than when I posted originally.

The shiny little black box is hidden in the center console, out of site, out of mind. Now to fix the little issue of the infra-red control, I opened up the WD TV and de-soldered the IR receiver from the PCB, and attached wires to the three contacts instead.

Now the IR sensor pokes out of a little space near the 12V power port/ashtray, and nothing else is visible. I have two places to plug in USB, so anything can be hooked up on the fly.

For the in car Navi integration, Subaru uses Kenwood to OEM the navi system. The screen has a composite video input on the back that can be easily used by simply plugging something into it. To allow the screen to operate while the car has the parking brake disabled, you have to ground a signal to tell the screen the parking brake is always on. Pressing the info button reverts between "normal" info and video input. Hitting map goes back to the map.

I would have to research any other nav system, but many cars would be able to use a similar hack, as many in car navi's have video input, either for just the sake of having it, or for back up cameras. Many in car navigation systems are Kenwood based, and would be a similar hack to what I did.

EDIT: The only issue is that text is a bit small to read on the OEM firmware, and since the stock firmware works well enough otherwise (I don't need network features, as I use a 250GB USB disk), I just need the OEM firmware to support font sizing. When music is on there, it's a bit hard to read the title and track info, jumping the font size by 20-30% would most likely solve that. I saw a firmware that fixed the menu system that was based on 1.2.08, but the main reason I won't use that is it only fixes the initial menu, not the text when music is playing.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 160+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: qryptiq on June 05, 2009, 06:46:16 AM
@ean611

haa, that's cool. i think the new 8-10" monitors need to be designed with HDMI connectivity - unless you know of any?

nice setup
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 170+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Sumo on June 08, 2009, 06:02:55 AM
In a first step I connected my WD like this:

(http://s11b.directupload.net/images/090422/7r5rhvby.jpg)

I use a NDAS HDD wich is connected to the switch of my wifi router. So the WD had access to the HDD via USB and I was able to feed the HDD via LAN or WLAN. But when I switched on the WD and the USB was powered on, the LAN Port was disabled and the access via PC or Notebook was cut off...

Then I installed a USB LAN Adapter to the WD. With wdlxtv and the ndas.app.bin I am able to access the HDD via LAN. From this point I was able to watch a movie with WD and copy files via Wlan over my wifi router to the NDAS at the same time. No pluggin or unpluggin cables any more and no Samba or NFS tricks needed...

 ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Pirm0kas on June 11, 2009, 09:42:57 AM
Hi! With my first post on these forums where anything amazing happens, I would like to thank WD and all the fellow homebrewers.

That being said, I just  have had my WDTV successfully connected semi-wireless. The setup consists of A-Link usb ethernet adapter connected to a switch port on D-Link DIR-300 running DD-Wrt as client bridge.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: jabster on June 16, 2009, 06:59:14 AM
Just got my WDTV connected via wired ethernet! Woo. Hoo.

Is there a way to change my vote up on the poll? :-)

-john
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Frosty_CRO on July 03, 2009, 09:00:01 AM
WDTV connected via WIFI Zydas 1211. ;D

Thanks to skypeman!
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 125+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: matt314159 on July 09, 2009, 03:18:09 PM
My WDTV is semi-wireless. I'm using a TrendNet USB-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to a Linksys router running DD-WRT. I've set up the router as a client to my main router. I haven't experienced the stuttering or dropped connection problems reported by other users on this forum. It's a great setup that works wonderful.
similar setup here.  

I picked up a Belkin gigabit USB dongle for $15 on fleabay, and a WRT54G v6 for like $25 that I loaded DD-WRT micro on and set it up as a wireless bridge to my main router (a WRT54GL running DD-WRT standard).  

Just got it all configured last night with very pleasing results.  So far ALL my xvid/divx stuff is perfect as well as any 720p MKV's that I have tried so far (about 10 different ones).  THe only time I get stuttering and notice that the throughput required is too much, is on anything 1080p.  But that's fine for me since I download everything 720p anyway.

It's pretty cool, I've got media shared in many different folders across four hard drives, and I can configure how it shows up in the WD box just by the name of the shares.   I've got the WDTV Web Server running on it so I can configure, set, and save shares at will, extremely easy.  

The other nice thing is that I have my Usenet download folder shared, and I have SABnzbD+ configured on my desktop with RSS feeds from newzbin to auto-download my favorite TV shows as soon as they are posted, so I have everything almost completely automated, I just wait until an hour or two after the show has aired, turn on the box and voila, it's there waiting for me to watch!

I'd have preferred wired ethernet connectivity for better reliabilty, but this seems to be working so well, I don't have any immediate plans to pull cable.  It's in a rather inconvenient spot in our house, so I'm not going to bother.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: Frosty_CRO on July 09, 2009, 03:27:17 PM
I am impressed. Good job. Nice way to implement the WDTV.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: tacitus on August 05, 2009, 12:44:45 AM
So, with 180+ users wired up to the network, is there a list of USB network adapters (wired and wireless) that have been confirmed to work?  I found the list of chipsets that are supported, but it's not easy to figure out which makes and models of USB adapters use which chipset. Is there a llist somewhere?

If not, is it worth using this thread (or starting another one) for people to provide the name and model number of their working USB adapters?  It would be of great help to the rest of us folks just looking into getting wired up.

For example, has anyone used this Wii wired network adapter successfully yet?  (I have a spare router I can use as a wireless bridge.)

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5926~r.99975858
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: schmaWDTVecky on August 07, 2009, 07:20:02 AM
Mine's connected by cable AND wireless, somehow... ;)
Ethernet is connecting the WDTV with my Apple Airport Express thingy - which I already had to stream music to the living room - which in the end works wireless.  8)

~alex
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: SuperKleber on August 10, 2009, 12:05:14 PM
My WDTV is connected by wireless, it was quite easy 'cause of an nice tutorial here how to configure your WDLXTV for an DWA-140...

I can stream 1080p Matroska Files, i haven't tested oder formats than .mkv and .avi now (if you want to know, for example i'm ripping DVD's and convert them to .mkv's or .avi (with AutoMKV 0.95 ;) )
...i'm using WDLXTV and i'm sharing over nfs ;)

@tacitus
Isn't there a list (even of the models, if you klick on something...) of all supported models (maybe not all ;)) @ wiki.wdtv.org ?
The D-Link DWA-140 seems to be a quite nice adapter, configurating all stuff was easy and now it works very well ;)

k.r.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: tacitus on August 15, 2009, 10:09:22 PM
Hey k.r.  Yeah -- I found the list.  Now just about fully set up with a new TP-LINK TL-WN322G USB wireless-G dongle.  Works great except that after playing a video across the network for sometime (20-30 min perhaps) the video takes over the WDTV and you can play nothing else. Others have reported this problem, but no cure as far as I know.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 180+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: pege63 on September 27, 2009, 03:41:08 AM
My WDTV is connected by wireless, it was quite easy 'cause of an nice tutorial here how to configure your WDLXTV for an DWA-140...

I can stream 1080p Matroska Files, i haven't tested oder formats than .mkv and .avi now (if you want to know, for example i'm ripping DVD's and convert them to .mkv's or .avi (with AutoMKV 0.95 ;) )
...i'm using WDLXTV and i'm sharing over nfs ;)

@tacitus
Isn't there a list (even of the models, if you klick on something...) of all supported models (maybe not all ;)) @ wiki.wdtv.org ?
The D-Link DWA-140 seems to be a quite nice adapter, configurating all stuff was easy and now it works very well ;)

k.r.

Hi m8 can i have your configure your file for "WDLXTV for an DWA-140"? Thanks
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: greenflash on October 02, 2009, 07:39:55 PM
Took a hard work here... ext-boot did the trick and the dwa-110 was a good choice according to good experience here, I couldn't yet get this to work with WPA or similar protection (all open by now...), the NFS client in XP is fast, and that is what took me the hardest work.... needed to enable the standard file security in XP and allow the guest account access on the NFS share. That was all, now enjoying good mp3 and movies! :)
Title: Windows 7 works with WDLXTV enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.7
Post by: scubs on October 11, 2009, 02:50:28 PM
I just wanted this to be obvious and easy to find that Windows 7 works fine.

I'm using the Intec Wii Lan Adapter G5626 from the compatable list at:

http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=start

The WDTV shows up as a media device and I can stream to it from my Windows 7 machine and I can stream and hear audio but not video so there is something for the future.

The Windows 7 are shares with guest and everybody permissions, I haven't experimented with getting more restricted permissions.

The Windows 7 shares show up in the video folder option as Upnp folder and a tree structure of computers then a tre structure of shares, some 2 and 3 levels deep.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected
Post by: dogdog1 on November 02, 2009, 11:51:23 AM
to usb ethernet & cable
along with my ROKU Netflix streamer and my Bluray
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: sylkie77 on November 03, 2009, 03:15:20 AM
I spent a few hours last night setting up my WDTV with USB Wireless.

I have a Dlink DWA-110 Wireless USB Dongle connected to a Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL Modem/Router. I used B-RADs latest firmware with the wireless-mod-wdlxtv app pack and nfs app pack.  I found it much easier to get NFS sharing then Windows sharing.

It was a bit trial and error - sorta used recommended bits from 3 different guides - but it was damn worth it.

Music and video stream brilliantly from the drives at the other end of the house.  A big thank you for B-RAD for writng the firmware  :) 
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: suburbancore on November 04, 2009, 06:07:19 AM
Flashed my WD TV with ext3-boot yesterday

Used wireless-mod-rt.app.bin and cross-compiled the latest rt3070 driver to include my Linksys' USB54GC v3.0 device and vendor id on my debian box with the excellent guide in this forum.

Works perfectly.

Streaming w/ samba from my debian file server.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected
Post by: asif9t9 on November 08, 2009, 04:52:26 PM
I have mine connected via ethernet cable to my router.  But my main computer with all my movies is connected to my router via wireless.  So far I've tried to sit thru two movies and the movies will suddenly freeze.  Then after a minute or so, it will speed up and get to the time it would have been at.  Not sure if it's a wireless/network issue.  Oh, NFS sharing via WDLXTV.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: darkoclash on November 16, 2009, 02:55:56 AM
i flashed my wdtv with latest wdlxtv and connected on local network using Asus WL-167g wireless adapter and everything works perfectly. I can access  my shared folders on PC and stream all media files. I still can't access to wdtv from windows XP, i see wdtv on the list of network computers but cannot access. I didn't have enough time to see where is the problem but i suppose it is not a big issue. I found all necessary instructions here on this forum. Thanks guys.
Title: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll Poll Update already 300 WDTVs really connected
Post by: D.vobre on November 19, 2009, 12:30:51 PM
its kinda hard to do without having a classic controller.. i dont really have a lot of time to play with this but ill try to fix it later.
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: wkr on October 13, 2010, 09:10:26 AM
I use a Sitecom LN-030 Network USB 2.0 adapter and conceptronic C150APM access point. The C150APM is set in "Station-Infrastructure" mode.
Picture: http://i51.tinypic.com/ws7ol4.jpg (http://i51.tinypic.com/ws7ol4.jpg)
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: svtfmook on October 19, 2010, 06:48:22 AM
is there a compability list?  the wiki doesn't seem to be working anymore.  looking for a usb lan adapter to use with my wdtv
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: VA_DOS on January 02, 2011, 08:17:40 AM
Have succesful configured WDTV rev1 + DLink DWA-110. Mounting storage pluggeg to ASUS WL-500GP v2 router shared through NFS (with rTorrent aboard  :) ). No problems with playing out 1080P. The only inconvenience is audio pre-convertion DTS to AC3 required for all files with DTS-encoded audio tracks.

Firmware: 1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 ( http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv/ )
Wireless: wireless-mod-rt.app.bin-1.2.4 ( http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1029.0 )

net.config:
Code: [Select]
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:

HOST=MPlayer
#SUPPRESS_OTHERS=yes

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:

DHCP=yes

WLAN_CFG=rt73sta.dat
WLAN_LOAD=rt73.ko
WLAN_UP=no
WLAN_SLEEP=1

#sleep=5

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone
#TZ=PST8EDT

rt73sta.dat:
Code: [Select]
[Default]
CountryRegion=0
CountryRegionABand=7
WirelessMode=4
SSID=MySsid
NetworkType=Infra
Channel=6
AuthMode=WPAPSK
EncrypType=TKIP
DefaultKeyID=1
Key1Type=0
Key1Str=
Key2Type=0
Key2Str=
Key3Type=0
Key3Str=
Key4Type=0
Key4Str=
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+ patched S00custom-options as described here: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1029.msg58416#msg58416
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: francozero on October 25, 2011, 08:30:53 AM
my wdtv live is connected to my modem/router through the simplest, securest, stablest and cheapest option available... a network cable.
i really don't understand the "wireless hype" around the wd box.
i must've read a thousand posts filled with all sorts of problems with wifi on the wd... from slow speeds, to disconnections, and even not working at all.
my wife isn't complaining about any "messy cables", as there aren't any to see... i mean, how hard is it to install a cable (mine is going through my whole apartment... even the bathrooms!!!) without making a complete mess of your house?
and even if that is not an option for some, than there's always another "clean" option to have cable connection without any cables running around the whole house... a netpower kit.
don't cost more than the average wifi dongle and has the speed, stability and security of a network cable connection.

just my 2 cents...

franco
Title: Re: WDTV Wired/Wireless Poll ** Poll Update: already 300+ WDTVs really connected **
Post by: RavRob on October 25, 2011, 09:54:53 AM
I had powerline adapters but that didn't work.  Wifi is the only option.  If the Wifi is setup correctly there are not many issues that may cause problems.  I am just too far to consider running a cable.