I just bought Patriot Box Office and tried using it to access my network of XP computers. I am using wired network connection via a router and set up network manually which seems to be OK - I can ping PBO from the network and I get an ON indication by the IP address on the interface. I set it up with a unique address in same subnet, and same subnet mask, default gateway and DNS Server as on my desktop. By the way, if I try the automatic DHCP setup instead, it doesn't work.
When I try to access a shared drive which I setup on one of the computers, it can take minutes to go through each step as it shows the rotating loading icon. First to connect to network, then to recognise a system, then to look for shared folders, then to prompt for username/password and if I get lucky it finally lists a folder within the shared area but that's as far as I got. When I tried to access the folder, the media box rebooted. This is obviously not normal performance - I understand that the loading prompt can be expected to flash momentarily, not stay on for minutes at a time.
The pdf user manual is not much use and I can't even tell where I am supposed to see what firmware version I have through the user interface in case it needs updating.
Can anyone advise?