Thanks a lot Ken for your efforts and suggestions to solutions regarding this software! I also bought a very nice Samsung TV LE-40A866S1 yesterday and have exactly the same problems as been described on the net. There is no recognition of the TV using menues "sharing" and "unit security" and when choosing "changing status" the software freezes (menues translated from Swedish so they might be differentin English). I downloaded 1.4.3 from the US site but got the menues in Swedish(!?). I have tried two computers HP nc6400 and Sony Vaio TZ21XN with the same problem. I first tried Share Manager 1.2 provided with the TV but it was almost impossible to uninstall on my HP. This is why I tried the Sony using all the tips given by Ken to avoid strange problems during the installtion. The TV was on the net with a verified connection during the installation but this did not help. It seems that the software needs better basic features such as uninstall and it is provided with 1.4.3 but it cannot uninstall 1.2!
Although the network is OK according to the test on the TV it cannot find the server. I have an "old" router D-Link DIR 655 Wireless N Gigabit Router that was bought before the UPnP standard was established (spring 2008). I cannot find how to overcome this block in communication.
Maybe someone know how to change the settings of this and similar routers?
I suspect that there is a security block in the software and that Samsung could open up the software. As it is restricted to the same subnet and you also approve the devices connecting to the server this would not give any major security problems. I have also tried to connect a pc directly to the TV as stated in the manual but this does not work at all (more information needed).
Before my tests I downloaded the latest firmware to the TV from 16 december (Nordic area). It did not help but the selection of menues could be done in a higher speed now so other things improved.
I am also grateful to know that Samsung wireless cannot be used for connecting to a server. This means that I will not buy it...
I suggest that Samsung do the following:
Open up the PC Share Manager for better connectivity to different routers
Develop a wireless device that also could be used for connecting to a server