I spent the whole day yesterday trying to work out why my XBox360, and my TV, couldn't see the PC acting as a media streaming server on my home network. On searching the web, several people had commented that Microsoft only support certain routers, and the HH2 wasn't one of them. It was time to dust off my old Pinnacle Showcentre, as this usually finds any streaming device. Low and behold, no servers were discovered. That was until I turned on my laptop, which it immediately found, but the Xbox, or TV, still could not see. The common factor between the laptop and the Showcentre, was that they were both wirelessly attached, whereas the Xbox, and the television, are copper. I then replaced the HH2 with an old Belkin router and, low and behold, all devices could be seen on the network! I think that the HH2 may be blocking Multicast traffic, as i believe that DNLA devices use this for discovery.
So, the HH2 (B variant), which the TV BT adverts claimed would be the 'media centre for the home', does not allow Ethernet attached devices to stream media.......How does that work?
P.S. I have temporarily got around this problem by inserting a switch between the clients and the HH2; hardly a solution, but at least my wife can now view her photos on the telly!
Edited by nevans (Thu 13-Jan-11 20:33:24)