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Windows 7: Troubles with accessing network share with wireless connection

16 Feb 2011   #1
mattyh88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Troubles with accessing network share with wireless connection

Hi,

I have a laptop (with win 7 home premium) connected wirelessly to the router. I have a server connected (wired) with some shared folders on it.

Now, when I try to open the networkshare on my laptop (when I'm connected wireless to the network), it won't work 3/4 of the times I try. But to let it work, I just do a ping to the IP of the server and when I try again the networkshare will open. Very strange.

When I'm connected to the network with a wired connection, the networkshare will always open up directly.

Is something wrong with my wireless connection? I have an excellent signal and installed the latest drivers for the network card.

My network is setup as followed:

Wireless router -> switch (downstairs) -> switch (upstairs)
My laptop is wirelessly connected to the router. The server is connected to the switch that's upstairs.

Hope I explained it well.

Thanks,
Mathew


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16 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

have you tried creating a desktop shortcut with
//192.168.1.4
as the target? (where 192.168.1.4 is the address of the server machine)
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16 Feb 2011   #3
mattyh88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just added a shortcut to my server. When I double click it, it works. Let's see in about half an hour if it still works then
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