August 29th, 2011, 07:22 AM
I have tried following the instructions but my SMB shares have not been restored.
It would be great if someone could put together a step by step guide of exactly what to do to help everyone out.
August 29th, 2011, 02:16 PM
this is a great guide, but the way i was able to fix this for my 2 BBox. BBox1 just installed a firmware that had working smb like 1.1.1.xxxx and then installed the 339 beta. BBox2 which was brand new and updated to the broken 1.2 update, went in recovery "Reset all Settings" and "Restore Factory Default" which brought me o 0.9 again. After that updated via USB to 339 beta and have yet to have any smb issues.
I did not do anything to my pc's or my shares, they where fine before so i should not have to change a thing.
To me it seems when 1.2 was released it screwed up the shares and even the beta did not fix them since there maybe broken left over code that was getting triggered. When i installed the 339beta the shares seemed to work for a day and when i shutdown my PC at night the next day the shares would be broken again and i would need to reboot all devices just to get BBox to see my shares again, this is with 2 Boxee Box. It seems all you need to do is either restore to factory and update to 339 beta or downgrade to FW that had no issues and update to 339 beta.
Last edited by jebise; August 29th, 2011 at 02:20 PM.
August 29th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to give that a try tonight.
Where can you download the old firmware files? I've looked on the Boxee site before but couldn't manage to find them.
Also what is the usual turn around time on a response from the official box support email address. I have sent them a couple of emails asking for help but am yet to receive anything back from them. It seems that their users do a far better job of supporting their product then they do.
August 29th, 2011, 09:28 PM
August 30th, 2011, 12:35 AM
just downgrade to 22.214.171.12450 or 126.96.36.19992 then update to 339 beta.
August 31st, 2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the advice Jebise.
I tried downgrading to v188.8.131.5250 and then upgraded from the link in the "New Beta Firmware 184.108.40.20639 (20th August)" thread.
Once the beta firmware is installed by Boxee says that it is running v220.127.116.1139-6101b41 (build date Aug 18 2011).
However when I attempt to add the SMB shares they still do not appear.
Is this the correct firmware? Am I missing any steps?
Thanks for all the help.
August 31st, 2011, 10:57 AM
yes the FW is correct, reboot the share and Boxee that's all i had to do and it still works fine for me
September 1st, 2011, 07:20 PM
Thanks for all the help Jebise and iblong.
Finally got it working. After downgrading and then upgrading to the beta firmware I then removed all of the shares from the PC, reset PC, added the shares back in, reset PC again and finally reset Boxee and when I went to add the SMB share they were all listed there.
It is nice to have my fantastic Boxee Box back. Thanks again for all the assistance and patience. Much better support then the official support channels (which is disappointing).
September 2nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
Stop pushing the new firmware its the best option!!! then it all good!
Originally Posted by sacman11
September 4th, 2011, 11:38 AM
This shit DOES NOT work. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE. I'm not kidding. If I were around another human right now, I'd commit murder.
Lucky for boxee..
ALL I'M ALLOWED TO HAVE ARE THE SHARES VISIBLE. PERIOD.
Music folder is shared.
Go to add sources
choose my computer name
choose my computer name a second time( is this a feature?)
then my share "Music" shows up.
I choose "Music" and it takes me back to my computer name. Excellent. No progress.
This is an endless loop.
Where is the "I WOULD LIKE TO GET INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE (is that clear?) the folders I share", feature? Did anyone code that option?
On what planet did this pass QC? I would be fired.
I'm willing to PAY HANDSOMELY, for the person that resolves this issue. When you do I'm going to patent it. Then I'm going to invent the Circly Circle (A round media device) that works from day one. I'll be rich.
Last edited by darcilicious; September 25th, 2011 at 12:15 AM.
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