Windows 7 Networking

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Jeff Gaines, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    I have just carried out a clean install of Win 7 x64 and it can't find my
    Buffalo Terastation - even though I added an entry in hosts to try and
    help Win7's brain dead networking.

    I need the NAS to show it in Explorer since that's the only way I can pick
    the path in various programs (specifically backup apps ATM). I can get
    there via a shortcut, I can ping the Buffalo by name but will the little
    bas*** show up in Explorer -NO!

    I have added an entry in the registry that's supposed to help (it reduces
    security slightly) but I wonder if MSFT have issued an update recently to
    make poor networking even worse in Win7.

    Any ideas? I do have Xpx64 imaged and was running that 2 days ago with no
    problems at all - except it won't run Windows Live Mail which I use to
    sync my 'phone to calendar/contacts.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Aug 12, 2013
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Have you tried "net use x: \\hostname\sharename" ?
    change drive, host and share names as appropriate
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 12, 2013
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  3. Jeff Gaines

    Rob Guest

    Do you mean MAPping the drive using it's IP address and entering
    suitable name and password doesn't work? That's what I do here
    on a fully patched 7x64 and it works fine.
     
    Rob, Aug 12, 2013
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    Bob H Guest

    There is a setting in Win7 that I had to select/check yesterday with a
    new install, as it couldn't or didn't show my nas box.

    In windows explorer/tools/folder options, tick/select show hidden drives
    and folders.

    Once I had done that, my nas box was shown in the list so to speak.
     
    Bob H, Aug 12, 2013
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  5. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    [snipped]

    Many thanks Rob and Rob.

    My Billion modem/router seems to have blown up so perhaps it was a problem
    there, living with a Plus Net supplied one for now and I can see the NAS
    fine - perhaps the Billion was on its way out?
     
    Jeff Gaines, Aug 12, 2013
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    Rob Morley Guest

    And Bob, don't forget Bob. :)
    Makes sense. When my cable modem died I got loads more use out of it
    just by removing the case and dangling it in the air by its cables - I
    think it was suffering from cooked capacitors, but they behaved well
    enough in the open air. I could probably have fixed it by replacing
    them, but later got a new modem instead.
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 12, 2013
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  7. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    OMG, sorry Bob :)
     
    Jeff Gaines, Aug 12, 2013
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  8. An entry in c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts may help. I have to do
    this for my Linux PVRs.
     
    Michael Chare, Aug 13, 2013
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