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Windows 7: NAS shows up as media device?

27 Sep 2009   #31
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Ok sorry it took my so long to get back to you. Crazy weekend, but I took my laptop with windows 7 over to my mother’s house. Her PC is running windows 7 and when I turned on my laptop and connected to her Wi-Fi network my laptop showed her PC in the network folder titled computer along with every user login under the media device folder. When I looked at the network folder on my mother’s PC I could see my laptop under the computer folder. Now that I am back home I can’t see my PC that is running XP PRO under the network folder titled computer and besides my computer the only other thing showing up in the media folder is the NAS. So long story short I have gone from being able to see my NAS under the computer folder and connecting to it, then it was “moved” to the media device folder and I am not sure how. If I go to my PC I can see my laptop with windows 7 and access all the folders on it. It looks like my laptop is having problems seeing anything on my network, but everything on my network can see my laptop. I am still able to use the CMD command on my laptop and run ping 192.168.1.100 (IP for NAS) and receive a reply from it. I also tried to map the network drive as \\airnas & \\airnas\192.168.1.100 with no luck.


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27 Sep 2009   #32
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Ok sorry it took my so long to get back to you. Crazy weekend, but I took my laptop with windows 7 over to my mother’s house. Her PC is running windows 7 and when I turned on my laptop and connected to her Wi-Fi network my laptop showed her PC in the network folder titled computer along with every user login under the media device folder. When I looked at the network folder on my mother’s PC I could see my laptop under the computer folder. Now that I am back home I can’t see my PC that is running XP PRO under the network folder titled computer and besides my computer the only other thing showing up in the media folder is the NAS. So long story short I have gone from being able to see my NAS under the computer folder and connecting to it, then it was “moved” to the media device folder and I am not sure how. If I go to my PC I can see my laptop with windows 7 and access all the folders on it. It looks like my laptop is having problems seeing anything on my network, but everything on my network can see my laptop. I am still able to use the CMD command on my laptop and run ping 192.168.1.100 (IP for NAS) and receive a reply from it. I also tried to map the network drive as \\airnas & \\airnas\192.168.1.100 with no luck.
You can't map like that. \\airnas = \\192.168.1.100, so \\airnas\192.168.1.100 is impossible.

You must refer to a shared folder on the nas.
So, if there is a folder named music, and you shared it, the way to map it would be:
\\airnas\music or \\192.168.1.100\music
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27 Sep 2009   #33
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Ok I tried \\192.168.1.100\C which is the first folder there and it is shared. I can access that folder from my Mac and window XP Pro PC, but still no luck with the windows 7 laptop.
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27 Sep 2009   #34
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Ok I tried \\192.168.1.100\C which is the first folder there and it is shared. I can access that folder from my Mac and window XP Pro PC, but still no luck with the windows 7 laptop.
try \\192.168.1.100\c$ or \\airnas\c$
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27 Sep 2009   #35
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Ok I have no idea what just happened, but I changed my wireless security from WEP to WPA2 personal. (The only reason I had WEP on was because my Mac had 10.2 and that was the only security that was supported by the airport card. I finally got it upgraded over the weekend to 10.4 which supports WPA2 so I changed my wireless security.) I unplugged the router, modem, & NAS and after waiting for about thirty seconds and plugged everything back in and now I can see my Windows XP Pro PC & NAS under the computer folder in network!! I have tried to cycle power before on all assets, but I had no luck. Now I change the wireless security, delete my old network and make a new one for window 7 on the laptop, cycle power on all network assets and now it visible. Now I have another problem when I double click on the NAS under the computer folder of the network I get the following error message “NAS is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.” Then it says under that “The account is not authorized to log in from this station.” I am able to access all files in the NAS from the XP PC but now the computers and NAS are not showing up on my Mac Laptop. What should I do from here?
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27 Sep 2009   #36
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Ok I have no idea what just happened, but I changed my wireless security from WEP to WPA2 personal. (The only reason I had WEP on was because my Mac had 10.2 and that was the only security that was supported by the airport card. I finally got it upgraded over the weekend to 10.4 which supports WPA2 so I changed my wireless security.) I unplugged the router, modem, & NAS and after waiting for about thirty seconds and plugged everything back in and now I can see my Windows XP Pro PC & NAS under the computer folder in network!! I have tried to cycle power before on all assets, but I had no luck. Now I change the wireless security, delete my old network and make a new one for window 7 on the laptop, cycle power on all network assets and now it visible. Now I have another problem when I double click on the NAS under the computer folder of the network I get the following error message “NAS is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.” Then it says under that “The account is not authorized to log in from this station.” I am able to access all files in the NAS from the XP PC but now the computers and NAS are not showing up on my Mac Laptop. What should I do from here?
Unplugging the router is what did the trick.
It was the culprit for not seeing your nas on win7.

To enter the NAS now from win7 do this.

1. open explorer
2. click map network drive
3. check "connect with different credentials..."
4. in the map box enter: \\airnas\c
5. click finish
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27 Sep 2009   #37
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Sorry, I forgot the part where you enter the username and password of the nas.
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27 Sep 2009   #38
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

And sorry man, but I have to go to bed. 3:16am.

Just post away,

I'll check in tomorrow.

greetz
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27 Sep 2009   #39
scott potterton

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Tried all of the above with no luck. So I restarted the computer and when I logged back into windows, my NAS and my PC where no longer listed under the computer folder in network. On the other hand now they are showing up on my Mac again.
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28 Sep 2009   #40
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott potterton View Post
Tried all of the above with no luck. So I restarted the computer and when I logged back into windows, my NAS and my PC where no longer listed under the computer folder in network. On the other hand now they are showing up on my Mac again.
Looks like the mac and the pc are bumping each other.

I hope you have fixed IP's, if not, set them.

Could it be you have two DHCP servers at work?
Like one on the router, and one on the NAS, or on some other machine?

It's hard troubleshooting through posts.
I think it's time to get a network specialist friend over, to look at it.

Greetz
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