March 29th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Can't access Boxee box from my Win 7 machine...
Am having a very frustrating time trying to set up my boxee box.
I'd like to have the boxee box set up as a rudimentary NAS/file server.
According to everything I've read it should be as simple as enabling "windows file sharing" under Network>Servers
For me this has done nothing, I can't see my boxee box and the attached 1TB external disk for the life of me.
The Box is connected to the router via WLAN (something I hope to change soon). I am able to ping the box using either its IP address or it's hostname "boxeebox". But nothing shows under Windows Explorer>Network and inserting the IP address into my browser does nothing also.
As an aside, I'm very disappointed with file playback quality, lots of blocking (for want of a better word), especially during dark scenes - i get far better results playing the files on my laptop.
Really hope someone can help!
March 29th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Hmm...ok, have managed to access the External Disk by typing \\boxeebox into the Start menu search box.
Anyone have an idea why it wasn't showing up under Windows Explorer's "Network"?
March 29th, 2011, 07:14 PM
What is your Network Location set to? I would suggest trying the Work setting and see if that helps.
Choosing a network location
The first time that you connect to a network, you must choose a network location. This automatically sets the appropriate firewall and security settings for the type of network that you connect to. If you connect to networks in different locations (for example, a network at your home, at a local coffee shop, or at work), choosing a network location can help ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.
There are four network locations:
Choose Home network for home networks or when you know and trust the people and devices on the network. Computers on a home network can belong to a homegroup. Network discovery is turned on for home networks, which allows you to see other computers and devices on the network and allows other network users to see your computer. For more information, see What is network discovery?
Choose Work network for small office or other workplace networks. Network discovery, which allows you to see other computers and devices on a network and allows other network users to see your computer, is on by default, but you can't create or join a homegroup. For more information, see What is network discovery?
Choose Public network for networks in public places (such as coffee shops or airports). This location is designed to keep your computer from being visible to other computers around you and to help protect your computer from any malicious software from the Internet. HomeGroup is not available on public networks, and network discovery is turned off. You should also choose this option if you're connected directly to the Internet without using a router, or if you have a mobile broadband connection.
The Domain network location is used for domain networks such as those at enterprise workplaces. This type of network location is controlled by your network administrator and can't be selected or changed.
If you know you won’t need to share files or printers, the safest choice is public network.
To change a network location
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