05-08-2011 10:14 PM
I have a home theatre set up upstairs at my house. My verizon router is downstairs. With my home theatre setup is an XBOX 360, a Networking Bluray player, and a WD Live TV Hub (1 TB). The way I distribute internet to these devices is through a wireless bridge (takes wireless connection from the router and bridges to ethernet ports). The problem that I need a solution for is my WD Live TV Hub also acts as a 1 TB network attached storage (NAS). If I use my laptop (connected to the router) I am unable to connect to the NAS, currently the only way to connect to it, is to plug in an ethernet to the bridge.
connection that does not work:
laptop (wireless) -> router -> (wireless) bridge -> NAS
My question is: What's preventing me from connecting to the NAS from my laptop? If I am able to get internet on the NAS, why wouldn't it be able to connect to another device in my LAN?
My suspicion is the bridge somehow will not allow the connection. And I was thinking a powerline ethernet adapter might solve my problem. I want all my devices to have internet connections and I want to be able to access my NAS from my laptop, without having to be hard connected. What is the best way to achieve this?
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05-09-2011 12:11 AM
05-09-2011 12:10 PM
I don't need an extender, my wireless bridge picks up my wifi just fine. I am able to play xbox live with no problems. The issue is I can not connect to my NAS that is also connected to the bridge.
05-09-2011 12:21 PM
Its basically the exact opposite as the extender. It takes in wifi from the router and outputs it to the ethernet ports. Here is a link to the manufacturer desciption:
05-09-2011 12:26 PM
05-09-2011 12:36 PM
alright ill try resetting everything. My laptop is connected wirelessly to the router, not the bridge. All my devices have there own ip addresses.
Laptop - 192.168.1.2
WDTV - 192.168.1.7
XBOX - 192.168.1.6
I'll try forcing the ip addresses, thanks
05-09-2011 12:41 PM