Switch to Vista and SMB shares not working well on XBMC
Posted on 2008-10-04
I recently upgraded to Vista, and now my wireless network shares are no longer working as well.
I am sharing media over wireless network (802.11g), using SMB, from my PC to a modified Xbox1 running XBMC. They appear and will start on the console however within a minute or two in, the playback stops, sometimes altogether, sometimes skips to the next song.
I am able to stream via different protocols (eg. uPnP, ftp) without issue. However SMB is preferable since it is build in to the PC's OS, meaning I don't have to run an additional media server on the PC.
I have also found that everything works properly over conventional (not wireless) network setup.
Everything is pointing to poorer network performance since I believe is a "less efficient" method. However my wireless network performs very well other than this - have seen up to 900KB/s downloads from internet, up to 2 MB/s transfers via ftp to Xbox...
Looking for suggestions to get SMB shares working as well as they were on my old XP machine.