07-19-2011 12:18 PM
SInce I updated to OS version 184.108.40.20650, I can not connect to the Playbook using the WIFI, Windows 7 64 does not see it any more
07-19-2011 02:02 PM
WIndows 7 still does not see the Playbook, and it is named Playbook, but I was somehow able to access it using the IP from the router
07-19-2011 02:54 PM
On a Vista and XP box, my Playbook is no longer available via the Network window. When I click on the icon with my Playbook's name, I get an error telling me the name is not recognized.
I renamed the Playbook and still no luck (same error).
I rebooted my router, PC, and Playbook and still had the same results (even though my router assigned a new IP address to the Playbook.
When I look at the 'Attached Devices' on my router (Netgear RP614) it shows the IP address but no device name. Before the update, I was able to see the device name in there.
Since I can see the Playbook name in my Network window after I change it, I assume that the Playbook is properly broadcasting the name. Since I can connect via the IP address, the connectivity seems to work. Since I cannot ping the device or access it via the Network window tells me that perhaps the Playbook is no longer supplying it's name when obtaining an IP address.
It's not a show stopper for me since I can check for the IP address currently served to my Playbook to do remote file transfer, but that rather defeats the purpose of 'remote' file transfer if I have to check the device every time.
07-27-2011 12:48 PM
07-27-2011 03:38 PM
Deleting the playbook network place and recreating it did not seem to work for me.
For a workaround you can map a network drive by right clicking on My Computer/Map Network Drive and enter the server name/folder like so:
Where 220.127.116.11 the ipv4 address from the PlayBook Options panel (gear icon) - click About / the select Network from the dropdown
Nate that this ip address will change from time-to-time if the ip is obtained automatically from the network (as it normally is).
07-27-2011 04:20 PM