I have a few computers here in my office which are running the Windows 7 7100 RTC and we are all able to see each other perfectly. There are a few issues which I will note with seeing other computers running Windows XP Pro and seeing our NAS server attached to the network. PART ONE:
First I have read many of the forums on here and I setup my network connection to include every possible protocol for the Wireless NIC available.
We are all DHCP and the server is a Windows Server 2000. We can see and access the Windows Server 2000 with no problems. When we try to access our NAS (Dell Powervault 725) we are prompted for our usual login credentials. After we successfully enter them and press OK we are asked to re-enter them like we typed it incorrectly. So we do and then after 3 attempts we are given an error message saying "You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."
I am the server administrator and yes i do have full R/W control over the server.
I have updated all drivers
and BIOS and firmware on the NAS and I still am not able to successfully connect. I have verified that the Login Credentials are good by using them from an XP Box which has no trouble connecting. HELP! I do not know why it is failing to use these Login credentials. PART TWO:
I am currently using the Windows 7 OS On my laptop and I have seen it show all of the computers on the workgroup without problems and then shortly later having changed nothing when I refresh the network I can't see any of the XP Boxes, only the Windows 7 and Vista ones. Under the "Network and Sharing Center"
screen I clicked on "Advanced sharing settings"
and here are the items I have selected for my Home/Work Profile
Turn ON network discovery
Turn ON file and print sharing
Turn ON sharing so anyone with access to the network can read and write files in the Public folders
Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption
Turn ON password protected sharing
User user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
So these are my settings and it Occasionally works... I have included a Screen Shot of my Protocols installed for the network adapter (Wireless).
Any help would be VERY
Side Notes: We do not have additional Firewalls in our network, each computer is only using the windows firewall. Each computer is using the Microsoft Security Essentials for the virus/malware/spam protection.