Perhaps You dont want to make DP/VR-558 to be your "server" for any files, because sometimes it should record anything, and additional traffic on networkcard may disturb your recordings.
Hmm, good point you make. I'll have to keep this in mind, I haven't really stressed the machine yet, but I'll see if recording and playing MP3 from it causes trouble.
I forgot, that you own a VR-558 and not DP-558. For DP there is alternative firmware (stage2 of MartinB)...
VR-558 disables (in my opinion) network card, so your VR can't be your multimedia-server if its in recording mode.
It will be hard for you to modify the firmware of VR-558 (on DP-558 with stage2 fw you COULD have a chance)
If You want to access files on DP/VR-558 comfortable using explorer, try something like netdrive (uses ftp prot), but be carefull when some schedules are pending!
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll go and try that out immediately!
if I remember correctly the NETDRIVE ist perhaps
Look here: http://www.engadget.com/2005/10/25/h...ur-ftp-server/
Read the some critical posts (scrolling down) too! It may not be the very best software...
But if VR-558's behavior is like this of DP-558, network is disabled while recording too, so no chance to contact your "media server".
I had the same problem and decided to set up a small debian server (P3 500 MHz, passive cooled, with big hard drives) running kissd as service and I'm happy now: My DP-558 can play AVI/MP3 from debian server and I can access my MP3/AVI/other Files from any PC anyway if DP-558 is busy...