I have here a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 BDP. It has a "Network Drive" feature, which lets you connect directly to shared folders on Windows PCs using user accounts and passwords (simply tell it the target machine's IP, the folder name, user name and password). I really like this feature, but I'm having one problem which I suspect is probably my fault not the BDP's.
Sometimes the BDP refuses to connect (tries for a while and then gives me a "could not connect' message). When this happens, I can still access the shared folders from any PC, it's just the BDP that can't access it. This problem can be cured by restarting the server with the shared folders on it. The moment I restart it the BDP can connect again - I don't even have to restart the BDP itself. Can anyone think what the problem might be?
The 'server' is running Windows 7 Home Premium. The BDP has latest firmware. Both the BDP and server's IPs are statically mapped in PFSense.
I'm not 100% sure, but the trigger seems to be me copying something to the server. Today the BDP was connecting jut fine until I went and copied a file from a PC to the server, then I tried to use the BDP again and it wouldn't connect. I restarted the server and it connected without a hitch.