I have a Windows 7 64bit computer, a WinXP computer and a Ziova/Zensonic Network Media Player. With the NMP, all you can set is the IP address, sub-net mask, workgroup etc. There is no logon/password section.
For the NMP to see your shared folders, it simply has to be part of the same workgroup.
I can get my NMP to see both the WinXP and Windows 7 computer but when I select the Windows 7 computer from it's listings, it says "0 shares".
As for the WinXP computer, I have absolutely no problems. From a fresh install of WinXP, all I do is right-click on a folder, select Sharing, give it a share name and click ok. Voila, it appears in the NMP listing for that computer and any media files it recognises appear.
As for the Windows 7 computer, I have tried suggestions from half a dozen different forums and can't get it to work. Does anyone else have a NMP that relies on seeing Shared Folders and doesn't have the ability to send a username/password and have got it to see shares on a Windows 7 computer? If so, how do you do it?
It's not a show stopper at the moment as I just move the files from my Windows 7 computer to my Thecus NAS box and then watch it on my NMP. But if I'm planning on watching the show straight away (after I've trimmed it up), I would prefer not to waste time having to copy it to the NAS box but until I can get my NMP to see the Shares on Windows 7, this won't work.