Firstly set up a Share folder on the PC.
To create a share folder in win7 - Open Windows Explorer and select the drive or directory where you want to place the Folder. –> File New –> Folder
Name that folder -> HumaxPCMedia –> right click that newly created folder. select sharing –> advance sharing –> click on “share this folder” –> ok and close
Confirm it is shared by checking in Network –> Your PC. It should be present there.
Now setup another Network Share on the HumaxHD to enable access to the “HumaxPCMedia” from it. – Name it HumaxPCMedia
Once it has been created, input the following:
Domain=Workgroup (or whatever your workgroup is named) (To find out what it is actually named – Control Panel – System and Security – System – The name will be to the right of Workgroup. Also take a note your PC name on the same page)
host=the network address of your PC
mac=ABABABABABAB (only needed for wakeUp)
password=your PC access password (that’s the password you use to login to your PC)
user=your pc name (found in Control panel – System – Computer name (as above). If the name has –PC after it, ignore that part. So if it was alpha-PC – you only need to use alpha)
Then restart the HD box – check webif-diag-scanmounts.log to see if it has mounted and confirm by Media-blue button-USB on the remote. This should give access to the Sharefolder on the PC.
Any additional folder/s created within the “HumaxPCMedia” shared folder on your PC will also be shared, so you can have video, music etc. as required by your personal preference.
I have more or less the above setup and it has been working for quite a long time now.
We're trying to go the other way!Samba is one of the add-on packages for the custom firmware. It enables Linux/Unix machines to be seen on a Windows network. Install it (go to the web interface > packages > available) and you should be able to see the Humax after a couple of minutes.
I installed the firmware quite some time ago ,early 2012. as I am not up to date with recent developments maybe its not the firmware mentioned here
You won't see the Humax in Workgroup unlss you install Samba. Can I clarify what you are trying to achieve; are you attempting to play content recorded on the Humax via the PC or are you attempting to play content on the Humax that is stored on a PC?Also i don't see the humax box in workgroup computers "Windows XP" Is it a good idea to install the samba software?