Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can't get my DLNA to work from My wired PC - it Stays Grey

17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can't get my DLNA to work from My wired PC - it Stays Grey

Currently I have a Panasonic Blu-Ray but the file size limitations and type exclusions make it very difficult to steam vids.

I am looking for a 2/4tb NAS/USB Storage solution along with a way to show the movies on my tv.

What are the best and most versatile choices out there?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

is your tv near your computer? - would a cable stretch between the two?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Unfortunately tv is not near the pc

I have a panasonic blu-ray with dnla but is is soooo limited
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can't get my DLNA to work from My wired PC - it Stays Grey

Newbie Here -- Thanks in advance for any and all help.

I have a Panasonic Blu-Ray that I would like to stream to. I can get it to stream from my wireless pc (boys745-pc) but not from my main pc (xps435). I have googled that crap out of this and have tried many fixes over the last week or so.

Here are my observations/questions/issues:

On the working wireless pc
  1. why is the network call beeps "2" -- instead of just the name of the network "beeps"
  2. Does the Map look right with the "?" in it
On the Main PC, wired and not working
  1. WMP12 streaming is turned on
  2. On the network map it show the router/hub at a computer "beeps" - is that ok?
  3. the homegroup advanced setting to stream is greyed out and I cannot change it.
  4. I go to change the advanced settings and save them but they wont save and they revert back.
  5. On the choose media steaming options, there are no devices.
Here are screen shots of the working wireless pc and the non working one

Please see the attachment for screen shots

Attached Files
File Type: docx From the NON working PC.docx (463.7 KB, 21 views)
File Type: docx From the working PC.docx (658.9 KB, 10 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

sorry, can't help any further - but i'm sure somebody else may have some suggestions if you wait a bit.

i can help you with posting screenshots though: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #6

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi dcfOC,

What type of router do you have? You might consider a Dual Band N Router, this can operate on both the 2.4 and 5GHz radio bands simultaneusly, and double the available wireless bandwidth. For instance, you could set up your network to handle video streaming and use the lower band for other web activities (Instant messaging, Surfing, data uploading/downloading) avoiding any interference or collisions.

For the NAS, the Buffalo NAS is easy to configure. You may go for the diskless or HDD included. You might want to consider a NAS that supports RAID if you will doing heavy video streaming. A variety of options to be found here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't get my DLNA to work from My wired PC - it Stays Grey

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't Get 2 Wired 360 Controllers To Work Together (*EDITED*)
Hi, I hope you're all well? I'm hoping somebody has a solution for me. I have 2 Xbox 360 Compatible Controllers, an Afterglow and a Rock Candy one, but I can't get them to work together. This is what is displayed in my Devices and Printers window, with the Rock Candy highlighted so you can...
Hardware & Devices
I cannot get my wired speakers to work pc says they are not connected
I recently got speakers for my new computer and i have trouble getting them to work on my new computer. It says when i plug them in that the device does not appear to be plugged in. Also when i went into dxdiag it said that my computer does not have a sound card so is it a issue with the os or...
Sound & Audio
how do i set up a tomee wired ps3/pc controller to work
i just bought a tomee wired ps3 controller with a usb cord instead of a ps3 cord so i can use it for games on my pc. i heard that u can emulate a xbox 360 controller with a ps3 controller on pc so thats what i want to do. but i have no idea how to do it. help please
Hardware & Devices
Internet Explorer 8 stays in WORK OFFLINE mode
hallo, Whenever I start my Windows 7 (32 bit) and open Internet Explorer 8 it always stays on WORK OFFLINE mode. No matter how many times I try and change it, it won't change to WORK ONLINE. It is extremely annyoning. How can I change it so it stays in WORK ONLINE mode? THanks for...
Browsers & Mail
Can't Connect to the internet at work both wired and wi
Help!! I got a new Compaq CQ40 laptop and i can't connect to the wired or wifi internet at work.. i've tried everything i've seen on the firums.. it works fine on both wired and wifi at home.. also i was able to connect wired top our lan when i first bought it a week agao.
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+