Everything was working fine until last week when some security updates from Microsoft were installed. Why would this be?
- Hardware - checked all network connections/cables, and optimised the Wifis channel (using inSSIDer 4). Then updated firmware for router and the network adapter.
- Software - checked to see that all network settings were what they were supposed to be (using Homegroup, media streaming on) and ensured Services were set to optimise sharing. Then did a system restore (which can only do successfully after uninstalling AVG!). Finally, the problem appears fixed after following these steps to ensure UPnP device host, Windows Media Player Network Sharing services are restarted and set to 'Automatic' and then going into WMP12 Libraries and ensuring that Streaming is turned on.
Software for New Rig
And Now (Hardware)...