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Windows 7: Cannot connect to a shared network drive 0x80004005

15 Apr 2012   #11
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Tom - May I ask what versions of Operating Systems are you running in your Network? Mixed O/Ses = Workgroup, Windows 7 = Homegroup. I assure you that there's no problem using the IP Address to access a computer in your network, I use this all the time at work. Your files and printer sharing may not be properly configured though if you can't access another computer in your network by it's computer name. The IP might change when the DHCP lease expires which is fine. If your router is capable of doing Address Reservation - my Netgear router has this capability, you may reserve those IPs. I wouldn't worry what you have on your print screen.
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2xg....and one more question...after entering the IP addresses ( \\ip-address ), the IP address AND the named computer show up in my Network. See attached screenshot. Curious to know why that is.

And...will it stick after I reboot this machine?

Thanks!

Tom



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15 Apr 2012   #12
tmt1630

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
All set!

2xg - Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I have mixed OS's: 2 Win7 machines and 1 XP....so that makes it a workgroup. So far, printing seems to work fine from all systems. I made the breakthrough with file sharing this morning, so I think I'm good there (Your initial IP post helped me there!). No problem with accessing the systems by IP...I reserved IP addresses in the router for each machine so they'll always stay the same.

Tom
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15 Apr 2012   #13
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Alright, that sounds good to me Tom.

You may also use the IP Address to map a network drive and create a shortcut on each computer's desktop, easy access for the shared network reources of course which ever is convenient.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmt1630 View Post
2xg - Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I have mixed OS's: 2 Win7 machines and 1 XP....so that makes it a workgroup. So far, printing seems to work fine from all systems. I made the breakthrough with file sharing this morning, so I think I'm good there (Your initial IP post helped me there!). No problem with accessing the systems by IP...I reserved IP addresses in the router for each machine so they'll always stay the same.

Tom
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