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Windows 7: NAS shows up as media device?

24 Sep 2009   #11
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Sorry I was not trying to drop a subtle hint at all. No my NAS does not show up as a computer any more under network. I only shows up as media device and that is why I can not see all my folders on the NAS with my laptop.


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24 Sep 2009   #12
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Yes that is the same way I log into my NAS. I go to internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.100 then my user name and password. I looked at every tab in the config utility and there is nothing that has to do with media. Now if I go to my PC that has XP Pro I have the drive mapped there and I can see all my movies and documents. When I go back to my laptop with windows 7 my NAS shows up in the network tab under “media device” along with my Xbox 360. When I double click the NAS to open it so that I can see my movies, programs, and documents it opens in with WMP and not windows explorer. My PC with XP Pro opens the NAS with windows explorer. At one point my NAS was showing up under “computer” of the network tab and I was able to see all my documents just fine, but at some point it changed from “computer” to “media device” and that is when I was unable to view my files from my laptop with windows 7. Sorry for the long response
Your response was shorter than mine, so I'll take that as a subtle hint...

Does your NAS also show up as a computer when you click "Network"?

Mine shows up as "Computer", along with the other systems, and also as "Media Device" and "Storage". When I click on the "Computer" icon for it, I get all the folders.
I was thinking of asking him that, but I thought he won't be that blind?
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24 Sep 2009   #13
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Ok I tried mapping it just like you said and it is unable to find 192.168.1.100\C that is the first folder that contains everything the only other folder is usb and that’s if I have something hooked up to the NAS via usb then it will be in that folder.
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24 Sep 2009   #14
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Ok I tried mapping it just like you said and it is unable to find 192.168.1.100\C that is the first folder that contains everything the only other folder is usb and that’s if I have something hooked up to the NAS via usb then it will be in that folder.
hmm.

Just thought of something.

Do you have a 3rd party firewall installed or only windows firewall?
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24 Sep 2009   #15
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

No I only have the windows firewall turned on.
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24 Sep 2009   #16
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Yes that is the same way I log into my NAS. I go to internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.100 then my user name and password. I looked at every tab in the config utility and there is nothing that has to do with media. Now if I go to my PC that has XP Pro I have the drive mapped there and I can see all my movies and documents. When I go back to my laptop with windows 7 my NAS shows up in the network tab under “media device” along with my Xbox 360. When I double click the NAS to open it so that I can see my movies, programs, and documents it opens in with WMP and not windows explorer. My PC with XP Pro opens the NAS with windows explorer. At one point my NAS was showing up under “computer” of the network tab and I was able to see all my documents just fine, but at some point it changed from “computer” to “media device” and that is when I was unable to view my files from my laptop with windows 7. Sorry for the long response
Your response was shorter than mine, so I'll take that as a subtle hint...

Does your NAS also show up as a computer when you click "Network"?

Mine shows up as "Computer", along with the other systems, and also as "Media Device" and "Storage". When I click on the "Computer" icon for it, I get all the folders.
I was thinking of asking him that, but I thought he won't be that blind?
Yeah if I could only get this stupid thing to show up under comptuer again and not media device then I would be ok.
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24 Sep 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
No I only have the windows firewall turned on.
Would you mind disabling it for test purpose?

After disabling, reboot and see if the NAS shows up as computer again in network.
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24 Sep 2009   #18
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

How do you want me to go about disabling it? Turn off the power to the NAS?
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24 Sep 2009   #19
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
How do you want me to go about disabling it? Turn off the power to the NAS?
disable windows firewall and reboot
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24 Sep 2009   #20
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

roger that ill give it a try and let you know
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