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Windows 7: Network Map Question

31 Jan 2011   #1

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Network Map Question

Hi,

I'm busy adding a NAS to my network - no trouble so far. When I view the Network Map, I can see my two PC's (one connects wirelessly) and my router. The NAS, however, is shown as "cannot be placed in the map" (see image below).

What prevents a discovered device from being placed in the map, and how can I remedy this if possible?

Thanks,
Golden



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31 Jan 2011   #2

 

Did it prompt for network catagorization? Ie: Work/Public/home?

Network map uses LLTD for mapping, if your NAS device doesn't support LLTD it won't show up.
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31 Jan 2011   #3

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Hi Brady,

Nope it didn't prompt me for anything like that. I know that in the NAS configuration utility I can enable for example Bonjour, uPnP etc. which is disabled at the moment, but I haven't seen an LLTD option yet. This is my first foray into the network side, so I don't know too much about this.

Regards,
Golden
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31 Jan 2011   #4

 

If you don't see LLTD in options, it may not be supported, thus you won't see it in network map. Is it performing as intended?

Can you link me your NAS device?
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31 Jan 2011   #5

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Hey,

Yep - its working perfectly - no trouble at all. I was just curious about the map thing.

Here is the NAS : http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=25

Still got to do the firmware upgrade, but it doesn't mention LLTD.

Regards,
Golden
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31 Jan 2011   #6

 

Sorry Friend, this device doesn't include LLTD:

Network
Configuration
Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address,
IP sharing mode
Can be enabled/ disabled
Transport Protocols
TCP/IP/ Appletalk
File Protocols
SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS, AFP
Services
DHCP Client
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31 Jan 2011   #7

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No worries - thanks for sorting that.

Its no showstopper for me, just curiosity

Cheers,
Golden
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31 Jan 2011   #8

 

Sorry to give bad news... At least it's working
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31 Jan 2011   #9

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No worries - I learnt soemthing new today : if you want it to show under the map it must support LLTD.

Quote:
LLTD is included in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It is used by their Network Map feature to display a graphical representation of the local area network (LAN) or wireless LAN (WLAN), to which the computer is connected
Link Layer Topology Discovery

Thanks again.
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