ive read small bits about smb network sharing for loading roms and streaming video and such but dont no where to start and set this up, ive never done any wireless networking before and if anyone could talk me through this i would be really grateful.
edit sp ive got as far as going into the smb.conf in the apps/mplayer ce folder and edited it ive put my computer ip in, my share folder name, my user name and password-well i dont have 1 so it is blank, i go to m player open, smb load smb1 and it just says error reconnecting to smb, i have enabled sharing on my folder, i cant think of what ive done wrong or need to do????????
You need to create an account on your computer WITH a password.
You can just create:
And then put this user in your share
thanks have tried that but still get same error-i use mcafee on my lap top-could this be a problem ?
Originally Posted by riger
You don't need a password for it to work. I have it working under Win7 without one, although I did need to fiddle with the sharing options for the shared folders and assign everyone access (or something).
I'm assuming the Wii is happily connecting to your router.
Try switching off Mcafee firewall features for a short time and see if it helps. Your firewall logs should have detail of any blocked access from your Wii's local IP address too.
If you have another PC then verify that you can access the shares through the network, wirelessly would be better.
When you are in HBC, can HBC get an IP address?
Or can you connect to internet with Opera Browser?
Thanks for the replies
i have the folder in the sharing sectoin and have right clicked enabled network sharing, it comes up with a hand under the folder so i guess this looks right
Originally Posted by Tealc
the wii is happily connected to internet yes, can do network installations, use internet channel view you tube on m player etc
i have switched of firewall and still nothing! i have searched mcafee for firewall logs and cant find them, i have looked at all other settings thou. when i was in mcafee it has thrown up a question however, i searched internet to find my computers ip and it tild me it was something begining with 90....... then when i was in mcafee it told me it was 192.168.0.2-just 1 different from router and wii so now im dont know which to use-i have tried
both and neither work thou!
unfortunately no other pc to check!
i dont know how to get hbc to get an ip address it works thou?
Originally Posted by riger
opera works fine yes
Just hit the "home" button on wii mote. look upper left.
Your IP with 90.x.z.y is your external Internet address.
And the IP with 192.168.0.x is your internal IP address and you should use this.
On your comupter:
start your commando prompt, cmd
then type in "net view \\192.168.0.2" and hit enter
after a few seconds you will see all your shares
The smb setting needs to reflect your router assigned IP address, or if you've configured it yourself then your Manually set IP address.
Open command prompt. (Type cmd in Run box)
type ipconfig and press Enter
A dos box will appear detailing your local IP address and also the gateway (router's) IP address.
ive got the right ip now 192.168.0.2 ive looked on cmd and it displays
share name type
amongst others i called my folder share so this means it is set-up right?
riger thanks for the link-that is how i got as far asi did!
still getting error however when i try to load?