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Network Folders Problems.

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:30 pm
by compact-mac
I have been having a problem with my network. I would like to access folders on my server from my laptop. The folders did come up okay a week or so ago. Now, when I go to "My Network Places" it is all blank. I am on the same workgroup. My brother browses them no problem. Rebooted the PC. Nope. Rebooted server. Nope. Rebooed router. Nope. Restarted NetBT. Nope.

However, when I do a repair of my connection, I get stuck at "Refreshing NetBT" or something.

This is needed urgently to access a 4GB file on the server. Any help will be much appreciated. thanks.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:19 am
by ppc_digger
Check that the "Client for Microsoft Networks" (or whatever it's called nowdays) is enabled on the NIC. Also, check that it's not blocked in the firewall (ports 139 and 445 TCP, 137-138 UDP).

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:55 am
by compact-mac
Client for Microsoft Networks is working. And those ports can't be blocked, I only use Windows Firewall + The router's firewall.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:56 am
by Andy
Have you tried doing \\ip_to_pc_with_files_on_it\share and see if that works?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:38 am
by compact-mac
Windows Cannot Find \\192.168.1.3\share

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:39 am
by Andy
\share should be the name of the share, not just the word share

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:45 am
by RentedMule
Are you sure you have an IP on the same subnet as these other machines? ipconfig /all on all machines would be nice so we can see whats up.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:47 am
by Andy
Check NetBIOS is enabled too, that can stop them showing up. Had this issue myself once.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:26 pm
by compact-mac
Posted, the 3rd time, and from teh fox :

\\192.168.1.3\FTP (that is what it is shared as) does not work either

NetBios, or as it is called "TCP/IP NetBT Helper" is started and running.

Here is the ipconfig /all:

Laptop that has the problem:

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-9A-AF-11

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
 Connection
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-F0-58-66-0F
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark>
Server:

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Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : server
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-29-23-B9-E0
        DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

C:\>

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:04 am
by RentedMule
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

That is the problem.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:41 pm
by compact-mac
Yeah, andy pointed that out to me on MSN.

Still not working

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:35 pm
by RentedMule
Well, that option has to be explicitly disabled. Seems like you went ninja on your network settings

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:50 am
by compact-mac
Didn't touch a thing. Prehaps it is a virus, everytime on startup, I get a virus called 1.reg but it fails to load, avast stops it, I get it every time