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Windows 7: NAS invisible in network, unable to map drive.

10 Oct 2012   #1
Cantilava

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
NAS invisible in network, unable to map drive. //SOLVED

Hello all,
this is my first post so please correct me if I do something wrong.
I've been a long time lurker here.


I've recently bought a Synology DS213+ NAS, which I've hooked up to my netgear router. I am unable to access it.

I can access my NAS from my pc via: http, ssh, ftp.
It's also visible in DSAssistant.
It pings back fine.
It's on the same workgroup.
I have the "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" service started.
Firewall is disabled.
Same result with antivirus disabled/enabled.
AFAIK all ports are open.

When I try to map the drive or access it by \\192.168.0.5\ or \\NAS_NAME\ I get a network error popup.
With the DSAssistant I get the same result (error 53).

What's weird is that it works without an issue on a laptop with win 7.
I have no idea what I might be doing wrong.
I have been at it for hours, even asked the guy who sold me that NAS.

Any ideas?


EDIT:
Well I found the solution on my own, weird I didnt notice it before.
For anyone interested:
Can't access NAS


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11 Oct 2012   #2
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad you got it figured out. It's very important to know Client for Microsoft Networks is required to remotely access files.
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11 Oct 2012   #3
Cantilava

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Glad you got it figured out. It's very important to know Client for Microsoft Networks is required to remotely access files.
Problem is I had "Client for Microsoft Networks" enabled =/
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11 Oct 2012   #4
SYSFAN1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

So basically yoyr NAS went into Ninja mode XD
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11 Oct 2012   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

On all my systems the Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and enabled automatically. I think someone must have accidently unchecked it.
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