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Windows 7: What has Linux and UNIX to do with D-Link DNS-320 and a Windows 7 comp

12 Feb 2012   #1
Lars B

Windows Premium Service Pack 1 64 bits
What has Linux and UNIX to do with D-Link DNS-320 and a Windows 7 comp

I have a problem accessing files on my D-Link DNS-320 from my desktop Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bits.

My WLAN consists of two laptops with Windows XP SP 3 and a desktop with Windows 7 Professional, 64 bits. All three are members of the same work group and are visible to each other.

My XP laptops can access, add and delete files and folders on the DNS-320 without problems.

My Windows 7 desktop can see the volumes and the folders and files in the volumes, but I cannot open the files. When I try to add or delete files, like a JPEG picture, Windows Explorer often hangs and has to restart. I can, however, see the properties for files and folders, but here is the strange thing:

The group and user names are listed in the properties as:

Allaccount (Unix Group\ Allaccount)
Linux user…(DLINK-F95B04\nobody)

None of them has any access privileges.

I am logged in as administrator and it is possible to delete the users/group and add new ones and tick in full access, but I cannot save the settings. Access is denied and the list returns to the old list.

I do not have Unix or Linux on any of my computers. So why does the DNS-320 create these users and groups? Is it in any way pre-programmed for Linux/Unix? If so, is there any way I can work around this? The DNS-320 works well with my Windows XP laptops, so why not with my Windows 7 desktop?

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12 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What network security have you installed? You should be using SSID (not broadcasting), WPA2, and MAC filtering (so that the router only connects to your devices). It would appear that your router is picking up signals from other networks.
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12 Feb 2012   #3
Lars B

Windows Premium Service Pack 1 64 bits

Thanks Dwarf, for your suggstions, but I already have these: SSID is not broadcasted, WPA2 encryption and MAC filtering.

My guess is that the problem is rather that the DNS-320 itself in some way uses Linux or UNIX, which is not compatible with Windows 7, but works fine with Windows XP SP 3 (the other computers in my WLAN).

If I create a folder on my Windows 7 desktop, the security tab in "Properties" look like this (it is is Swedish, but you will probably understand it):

What has Linux and UNIX to do with D-Link DNS-320 and a Windows 7 comp-properties-new-folder-i.jpg

If I copy the folder to one of the volumes on my DNS-320, the same tab looks like this:

What has Linux and UNIX to do with D-Link DNS-320 and a Windows 7 comp-properties-new-folder-ii.jpg

As you can see, the group and user list is changed and none of those listed has any access. I cannot change anything; either access is denied or the list returns to previous when I click OK.

So what causes this and how can I work around iy?

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01 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

Maybe a bit late, but... my two cents...

All I can say is maybe's, because I can't say for sure.

Maybe it's not the NAS at all, but your windows security settings that are preventing the NAS te communicate properly. Maybe it's even pure coincedence that you can see anything at all.

So my guess is.... it has to do with your encryption and 'environment' security settings. I have set the wireless connection as Home - which is perfectly fine and not the issue. But e.g. to access my old W2K server, I need to lower the security from 128-bit to compatible 56-bit (where it would use 128-bit where available). Having set that, it's all down hill...

It would imply having a lower security on your network. If that doesn't really concern you, then you could give it a try...
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