I've been trying for a week to get a Windows 7 Home Premium equipped laptop to be able to access samba shares on my home network.
The network is setup as follows:
1) "master" modem/router connected to Internet (192.168.1.1)
2) "slave" router connected to master router (192.168.2.1)
3) NAS physically connected to slave router via Gigabit LAN / static IP address 192.168.2.2
4) Laptop n°1 running WXP (192.168.2.10) and Laptop n°2 running Windows 7 (192.168.2.7) connected to slave router via WLAN and DHCP using "reserved IP address by MAC address" feature of the router (802.11g with WPA/WPA2) The problem is that the Windows 7 machine won't see either of the NAS or WXP machine shares.
The WXP machine can see and access the Windows 7 machine shares.
The Windows 7 machine is setup as follows:
- windows firewall OFF
- network connection configured as a Home/Work network, HomeGroup feature not used
- no domain, workgroup named WORKGROUP, same as WXP and NAS.
- in advanced network settings, file and printer sharing enabled, network discovery enabled, public folders enabled
- Server service running.
In the File Explorer in the Network folder the Windows 7 machine sees itself as well as DLNA/UPnP devices (Twonky Media Server running on NAS, the NAS itself (but not it's shares), the slave router), but no SMB shares.
The NAS user accounts is configured with a user account using the same credentials as the Windows 7 administrator account.
Using the NAS finder program (QNAP finder) sees the NAS on the network but cannot map a drive or see the shares. Error message saying that the server cannot be found on the network. Trying to map a share as a drive in File Explorer doesn't work, even when using NAS IP address or name.
However, access to NAS' web interface works OK by HTTP...
After having tried to find a solution on QNAP's forums, I'm now turning to you hoping that you can help me out ;-)
Thanks in advance.