Setting Up Network Shares in ATV1 to be as easy as in ATV2

Is this possible with ATV1.  Setting up shares outside of xbmc is not working the best.  It would be great if it is possible to have the machine just pick up the shares and have them show up like I believe they did on my atv2.
Any chance of this in a future update.  I have a bugger of a time setting up a share from a laptop on my network.  My main share is my PC and even that is a bugger each inital time having to add it if i rejailbreak etc.  But lately, I’ve gotten dumber and can’t get my laptop to show up in Nito, even though it does easily in XBMC.