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Windows 7: No Local Network Access

12 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
No Local Network Access

I havent been able to get Network access working, The internet work fine. In the Network Status window it lists my access type as Internet and not Local and Internet like i think it should. Any ideas?




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12 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Just checked mine and it's the same, showing internet but not local?

I have to access my NAS by mapping network drive. Do you have network discovery turned on? It' sunder the change advance sharing settings on the left of the panel in your screen shot.
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12 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
LAN

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kqmaverick View Post
I havent been able to get Network access working, The internet work fine. In the Network Status window it lists my access type as Internet and not Local and Internet like i think it should. Any ideas?
In win 7 you need to set up either a homegroup as your snip says you are ready to do, or set up a work style "workgroup" I like the workgroup concept more cause I am an old time networker, but its up to you. You need to go into network and sharing (right click the network icon in toolbar) choose homegroup options, and set up a homegroup if you want the homegroup type of lcal networking. Once you have set up networking you need to decide what you want to share.

Win 7 is a bit different than previous versions but you will get the hang of it.

I have subscribed to this thread so every time you post to it I will get an email and come back to check it out.

Hope this helps and points you in the right direction

Ken
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12 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I verified Network Discovery is still on and i am currently setup to use a Workgroup. I forgot to mention that i have network access VIA IP address it does not work VIA NETBIOS.
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12 Jul 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
no lan

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kqmaverick View Post
I verified Network Discovery is still on and i am currently setup to use a Workgroup. I forgot to mention that i have network access VIA IP address it does not work VIA NETBIOS.
hi and welcome again

are you saying that IP works but netbios doesn't? So if ip works can you ping your router? (type cmd in search, then type ping whatever your router's ip is (something like 192.168.1.1)). If ip is working then netbios has to be working they are dependant.

Im confused what can you do on your local area network?

Ken
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14 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I have a Network Storage device. I normally access it by its share name \\storage but on my Windows 7 system i can only access via its static ip address \\192.168.1.3 . the other issue im having is with my playstation 3, which can act as a media player for files located on network devices. My windows 7 machine does not show up on it as a device sharing media (media sharing is turned on). I also have a Windows Vista machine my windows Vista machine and Windows 7 machine cannot see eachother.
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14 Jul 2009   #7

 
 

Meh NBT is archaic, it's unfortunate we still rely on it.

Force the OS to use NBT or NetBIOS by going to Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings -> Right-click Wireless Network Connection -> Click Properties -> Select Internet Protocol Version 4 -> Click Properties -> Click the Advanced button on the General tab -> Select the WINS tab -> Select Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

I would also force QoS to ensure NBT is used. When you are in the Properties window for the Wireless Network Connection, hit the configure button -> select the Advanced tab -> Select the QoS property -> Select Enabled -> click OK. Your connection will have to be re-established. When it is connected again, you should be golden.
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14 Jul 2009   #8

W7 Pro 64
 
 

to me it happens that when I turn on my PC that it doesn't have internet connection and I need to disable the netowrk (deleting it) and create a new one. then i can choose the " troubleshhot" and it automatically fixes it. but before I disable and re-create the network " troubleshoot" wont' help.

I'm hard-connected to a Netgear router. Teh outer is fine and my 2 wireless laptops login automatically without problems. It worked well auotmatically logging in with my desktop for a while in " Windows 7 RC 7100 64" but all of sudden it makes such problems after booting up. I'm not sure if I did something to it.

anyone the same problem? Well, actually anyone with a solution?

Edit: it shows " LAN adapter disabled" as error. Really weird since it can fix itself after I destroy the network.
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15 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I still get this error:


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15 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having this exact problem as well. I have a Dlink DNS-323 attached to my network which just today became inaccessible using the network name \\DNS\ (yeah, I know, not a great choice, but it worked), and is now only accessible via IP. If I try the netbios name, I get the same errors everyone else does.

Of note: I just installed several updates today, and right after installing them, the problem appeared. Those updates were:

Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB969693)
Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 7 Release Candidate for x64-based Systems (KB973346)
Windows Live Essentials
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB971933)
Office Live add-in 1.4

Any help would be appreciated.
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