Okay, I'm really confused right now.
I use my WDTVG2 now quite a while with a D-Link DWA-140 WLAN stick. My net.config had 'modprobe rt2870sta' uncommented, which was the chipset of my stick according to some research, and it worked.
But since 0.4.3.1 (I think, not 100% sure on that one) the problems began: The stick did neither show lifesigns by blinking nor could be detected in the network. I tried a different USB slot on the WDTV and the stick itself on my computer, both work fine.
So I came and checked the vid:pid of my DWA-140. It has the vid:pid 'v07D1p3C0A' according to windows. This would put him into the 'rt3370sta' category according to this list. 'rt2870sta' is not even there
It still shows up in the net.config of 0.4.5.0, though. Also, the 'rt3370sta' of this list is not existing in the net.config. Quite weird.
To be on the safe side I then tried the new 'network-device-detector', but the DWA-140 still pretended to be dead.
So I tried my old WLAN stick I used with my PC up until now, after I found out that it's vid:pid (don't know it atm, it's plugged into the WDTV) is listed here in the 'zd1211rw' family, which is even existent in the net.config. The device even flashes it's green light when plugged into the WDTV, creating high hopes in me. But neither uncommenting 'zd1211rw' nor the 'network-device-detector' could bring my WDTV back into the network
Activating DHCP did also not help (I usually use a static IP for network devices).
I'm a little clueless right now. Any ideas?
P.S.: All testing was assuming that the net.config on the attached pen drive has a higher priority than the one in /conf. The latter could still have an old WLAN password, but if I can't access the WDTV over the network, how should I can't change it?