July 14th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Network sharing trouble with Boxee Box in Win7
First of all, I have a slightly less than typical setup. The main thing being that I have two routers; the wireless router is a Linksys WRT400N with DD-WRT on it. I use that because the range on my other router is bad. The wired router is a D-Link DIR-657 with regular firmware, and the wireless turned off. The Linksys router is plugged into the D-Link, and DHCP is turned off on the Linksys. So the network administration features typically used in a router are managed by the D-Link, and the Linksys is just used for it's wireless range. The computer which my media is coming from is a desktop with Windows 7 on it, and I am using Windows file sharing. This computer connects to the network wirelessly. The Boxee Box is using a wired connection to the D-Link router. It is not directly into the router, though, because I have a powerline adapter connecting the two. If I configured all of this correctly, the Win7 computer should just be another device going through to the D-Link router without any complications created by the Linksys router.
The particulars of the Win7 desktop computer are that it is running Comodo Internet Security Premium, and this handles the firewall. Windows Firewall is disabled. I have enabled file sharing and whatnot, and it appears to be configured correctly. On the computer I am on right now (a laptop running Win7 that is wirelessly connected to the network) I can see the shares and access them fine. The HomeGroup is set up and these two computers are a part of it. I have also enabled NetBIOS on the desktop, and streaming is turned on.
The Boxee Box has the login information for the desktop computer with the media on it, and the HomeGroup is typed in to the settings (typed like "HomeGroup" since that is what Win7 shows it as). When I go into the SMB sources, there is nothing there. I cannot use any of the other options either, for the record.
I have configured port forwarding on my D-link router since it has a static IP (the ports being 137-139 UDP and TCP), and believe I have also done it in Comodo ISP. I have also defined a trusted network in Comodo ISP using the IP range of my network. As per this discussion I have also removed Windows Live Essentials from my computer.
All that being said, is there any idea as to why sharing files with my Boxee Box might not be working? I can't think of anything else to do. The most likely culprit, from what I can tell, is that I have configured my firewall incorrectly, or that I have configured the Linksys router improperly. Unless there is some hidden setting deep within something which is wrong, I can't really think of much else. I am looking for any sort of feedback on this. Thanks in advance!
July 18th, 2012, 01:58 PM
No one has any suggestions? I really don't understand why network sharing has to be so convoluted on Boxee anyway...
July 18th, 2012, 02:16 PM