Author Topic: List of Compatible USB Adaptors and Routers for the WDTV LIVE  (Read 79513 times)

November 16, 2009, 05:11:31 PM
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The following devices have been tested and are known to be compatible with the WD TV HD Live Media Player.
USB Wireless Adapters:

Brand    Model
Belkin    F5D8051 V3100
Belkin    F5D8055 v2
Buffalo    WLI-UC-G300HP
New! Buffalo Mini    WLI-UC-GN
Buffalo    WLI-UC-G300N
Buffalo    WLI-UC-GN US
New! D-Link USB Adapter    DWA-125 Wireless 150
D-Link    DWA-140 V1.30
EnGenius    EUB-9701
New! Hi Power Wireless Mini-USB Adapter    GW-USMini2N
New! Level 1 Wireless USB adapter    WNC-0600USB
Linksys    WUSB100 (No Revision)
Linksys    WUSB600N V1
Trendnet    TEW-644UB V1.0R
Trendnet    TEW-645UB
Trendnet    TEW-664UB V1.0R
Sitecom    WL-329 V1 001
New! ZyXel USB Client Adapter    NWD-210N

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Brand    Model
Belkin    F5D7230-4
Buffalo    WHR-G300N
Buffalo    WHR-HP-G54
D-Link    DIR-655, HW: A1
D-Link    DGL-4100
D-Link    DGL-4500
D-Link    DIR-625
D-Link    DIR-655
Linksys    BEFSR41
Linksys    RVS4000
Linksys    WRT160N
Linksys    WRT310N
Linksys    WRT54GC
Linksys    WRT54GL
Netgear    RP614 v3
Netgear    WNDR3300
Netgear    WNR2000
Netgear    WNR854T-100NAS
Netgear    WPN824NA
Rosewill    RNX-N4
Trendnet    TEW-432BRP
Trendnet    TEW-633GR

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Western Digital Network Attached Storage Devices:

Device Name    Device Model
My Book World Edition (Blue Rings)    WDG1NCxxxxx
My Book World Edition (White Light)    WDH1NCxxxxx
My Book World Edition II (Blue Rings)    WDG2NCxxxxx
My Book World Edition II (White Light)    WDH2NCxxxxx
Western Digital Sharespace    WDA4NCxxxxx


    * While most NAS drives drives that have either UPnP streaming, or appear as a SAMBA device on your network, will work with the WD TV Live HD Media Player, we have done the majority of our testing using Western Digital NAS drives. As a result we cannot guarantee compatibility with any specific third-party NAS drives.
    * The My Book World (Blue Rings) does not support UPnP Streaming so will only be accessible by the WD TV Live Media Player as a Samba Device. Additionally as the drive was not designed as a media streaming device it may have trouble streaming video or streaming to multiple sources.
    * Western Digital recommends using an "N" class router when streaming wirelessly to the WD TV Live HD Media Player. Playback of video may be unstable when using a "G" class router.

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WDTV LIVE with current official FW > HDMI > DVDO > Sony CRT Projector 150" 16/9 screen.  Toslink audio to Yamaha DTS receiver. No Network set up yet.

November 30, 2009, 06:56:51 PM
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Just an FYI Belkin    F5D8053 v2 is compatible.

I bought this on ebay not realizing it was not on the compatible list.

When I first plugged it in, it saw it but it could not connect.

I attached it to my laptop downloaded new drivers, (BTW I have a Belkin N+ router v2)

Not sure if it did anything to the router or the usb stick, as there were no firmware updates.

Just for fun, plugged it back into wdtv-live and presto, works great so far.

December 10, 2009, 12:17:53 PM
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December 13, 2009, 04:48:40 PM
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I'm using LEVEL 1 WUA-0600, and it works, just plug n play on my wdtv live.

December 19, 2009, 11:55:18 PM
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My simple, basic DLink DIR 100 (V 1.12) wired router works fine with my iMac white and my WD TV Live.  :)

January 26, 2010, 05:21:52 AM
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Just bought a Linksys WUSB100 v2 today. Did not work at all.   :'( :P >:(

January 27, 2010, 11:51:55 PM
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I bought the same adapter (wusb100 V2). :(

# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1737:0078 Linksys
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:1625 Kingston Technology
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Next time i should pay more attention in the list of compatible adapters that was not describing the V2 specifically as tested .....

January 28, 2010, 01:44:41 AM
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SMCWUSBS-N is not listed as compatible but works 100%, tested by me

January 28, 2010, 09:04:45 AM
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Belkin    F5D8053 V6000                DOES NOT WORK !!!
Just giving you a warning this version uses realtek 8191 drivers ,and is not supported.
There were some people compiling this drivers for the source but unsuccessfully yet.

Got something proven supported WUSB600N and works fine from the get go.

January 29, 2010, 10:10:59 AM
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Digitus DN-7053, 300Mbps (MIMO)
has also the Ralink 2870 Chipset & works 100% (tested by me)

February 05, 2010, 11:59:24 AM
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Does anyone know how to make (or if there are any compatible) USB hub to work?  I have a 500 GB drive and a 1TB drive that i want to plug into a hub, then into the WDTV (so that as I get more drives, I can keep plugging them into the hub).

February 11, 2010, 11:53:57 PM
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I use a D-link wireless router (Dir-600) and a usb adaptor D-link (DWA-125).
Works great, the USB adaptor is on the WD compatible list.
Because it`s our web !

March 06, 2010, 05:04:29 PM
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Linksys WUSB100 v.2 works on the beta firmware 1.02.14

March 15, 2010, 01:50:59 PM
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I bought a wifi dongle on ebay from ExpressBuddy in the States, delivered to my door for the grand total of 8.

It is the tiniest dongle I've seen and it works perfectly - happily streaming video from a WD Passport plugged into my desktop in one room across to my WDTV Live in the living room. ;D

Search on ebay for the seller ExpressBuddy and you should find it...


March 16, 2010, 09:46:58 AM
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I bought a wifi dongle on ebay from ExpressBuddy in the States, delivered to my door for the grand total of 8.
Can you post the make/model and possibly the chipset of the dongle ?