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Windows 7: Networks a Media Device with Windows 7

15 Jan 2010   #1
Teddals

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Networks a Media Device with Windows 7

Hi,
I'm having a problem with getting an external media device (Mediagate MG-35) that I use to watch media files on my TV to network through a 4-port router to my PC O/S windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit via a Cat5 LAN network cable to the router.
The device sees the computer but cannot access the shared hard drives.
Previous O/S was WinXP 64-Bit & setup worked fine & I have not changed these settings on the Mediagate or my router port forward settings when I changed O/S.
All my hard drives on my PC that have media files have been setup to be shared.
As far as I can tell the firewall is not blocking any of the shared files.
I have tried to look for the Network Settings-Local Area Connection Profile on Win7 but can't seem to find it to check that my TCP/IP address setup is correct.
One other possibilty is the Registry\LocalMachine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Parameters section of the registry that I had to amend the RPStackSize in WinXP for the device to read the shared folders.
In Win 7 I cannot find any such parameters as was in WinXP.
The only thing I found in the registry that could possible relate to this was in the 'PCI' -Services-Parameters. Do I need to setup a new Services Parameter Section?
Any advice in getting the Mediagate to network with my PC would be appreciated.

Cheers

Teddals


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16 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So is the problem with W7 going to the shares on the media device or the other way around, or both?

When in XP, how did you setup the shares and what method did u use to connect to these shares, to and from where? Give an exmaple.
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16 Jan 2010   #3
Teddals

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

First off the Mediagate is not a computer but a device which has the ability to network to a computer
via a CAT5 LAN cable through a router which enables media files(mpeg,avi,VOB.etc) to be viewed on a TV.

The XP setup Network LAC settings the TCP/IP properties for the Mediagate:
DHCP........On
NDAS........Off
IP............010.001.001.010
Subnet.....255.255.255.000

Setup hard drives to share as per network sharing & security under hard drive properties setup in WinXP.
My router in a Belkin 4 port router.

Windows IP Configuration (WinXP)

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : master
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description...................... : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address................. : 00-1A-4D-0F-7c-BC
Dhcp Enabled..................... : Yes
Autoconfigeration Enabled........ : Yes
IP Address....................... : 10.1.1.5
Subnet Mask...................... : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway.................. : 10.1.1.1
DHCP Server...................... : 10.1.1.1
DNS Servers...................... : 10.1.1.1
I'm sure it is something in the Windows7 setup that is not allowing the Mediagate to see the shared hard drives.
It sees the PC as Master but I go the open Master it tells me there is no shared files to view.
When the setup is operating correctly I can see (on The TV screen) all my PC shared hard drives
e.g.E,D,F, and when I open each I can see all the directories & shared files.
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16 Jan 2010   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teddals View Post
First off the Mediagate is not a computer but a device which has the ability to network to a computer
via a CAT5 LAN cable through a router which enables media files(mpeg,avi,VOB.etc) to be viewed on a TV.

The XP setup Network LAC settings the TCP/IP properties for the Mediagate:
DHCP........On
NDAS........Off
IP............010.001.001.010
Subnet.....255.255.255.000

Setup hard drives to share as per network sharing & security under hard drive properties setup in WinXP.
My router in a Belkin 4 port router.

Windows IP Configuration (WinXP)

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : master
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description...................... : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address................. : 00-1A-4D-0F-7c-BC
Dhcp Enabled..................... : Yes
Autoconfigeration Enabled........ : Yes
IP Address....................... : 10.1.1.5
Subnet Mask...................... : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway.................. : 10.1.1.1
DHCP Server...................... : 10.1.1.1
DNS Servers...................... : 10.1.1.1
I'm sure it is something in the Windows7 setup that is not allowing the Mediagate to see the shared hard drives.
It sees the PC as Master but I go the open Master it tells me there is no shared files to view.
When the setup is operating correctly I can see (on The TV screen) all my PC shared hard drives
e.g.E,D,F, and when I open each I can see all the directories & shared files.

this i the one right.. i just want to make sure.

MediaGateUSA.com


this is the lastest firmware for your device

http://www.mediagateusa.com/html/dow...5/firm152.html

and the manual:

http://www.mediagateusa.com/assets/d...ser_Manual.pdf
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16 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you turn on File and Printer sharing on W7?

Can the W7 ping the mediagate?
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16 Jan 2010   #6
Teddals

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

[QUOTE=acurasd;508888]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teddals View Post


this i the one right.. i just want to make sure.

MediaGateUSA.com


this is the lastest firmware for your device

Untitled Document

and the manual:

http://www.mediagateusa.com/assets/d...ser_Manual.pdf
That is correct.
Apparently the problem could be caused when Microsoft has changed the way it deals with Samba shares in Windows 7 O/S.
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16 Jan 2010   #7
Teddals

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Have you turn on File and Printer sharing on W7?

Can the W7 ping the mediagate?

No problems with file & printer sharing.
Win7 cannot ping the medigate.
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16 Jan 2010   #8
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah you definitly want to read the manual... that is a great source...

brought back alot of memores when i saw photos of windows 98, me and 2000...

brought tears to my eyes.


so how do you have your setup now. do you have it a static network or are you pulling dynamic from the router?

the only thing i saw that i didn't like about that device was that it only accepted fat32 partitions... you know how much of a pain in the *** it is i your trying to put a hard drive with movies in it *lol*

just think... 320 gig hard drive and every 32 gigs you have to divide the partition
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16 Jan 2010   #9
Teddals

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
yeah you definitly want to read the manual... that is a great source...

brought back alot of memores when i saw photos of windows 98, me and 2000...

brought tears to my eyes.


so how do you have your setup now. do you have it a static network or are you pulling dynamic from the router?

the only thing i saw that i didn't like about that device was that it only accepted fat32 partitions... you know how much of a pain in the *** it is i your trying to put a hard drive with movies in it *lol*


just think... 320 gig hard drive and every 32 gigs you have to divide the partition
That only applies to hard drives actually fitted in the device itself & viewing via Local Control..
All my PC hard drives are NTFC SATA & no problems reading them on WinXP.
I'm pulling dynamic from the router.l
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16 Jan 2010   #10
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try to set it to static... see what that does for you
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