Windows 7 Networking

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

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    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
  5. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest


    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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    Jeff Gaines Guest

    OMG, sorry Bob :)
    Jeff Gaines, Aug 12, 2013
  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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