NAS200 Can't Map to User Folders

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by webslinger283, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Hello all i was curious....i got a NAS200 a few days ago. I have been tring to get this set up properly ever since. I want to run an FTP. So i want to keep my musics and videos on "Public Disk" and i want to keep all of my documents backs up on another folder than a "guest" login cannot access. So i created a user called "Dan" and made it so that user has a personal folder. I went into share and ensured that the folder "dan" is read and write for the user "Dan". When i use the network mapping utility the folders that show up are "Disk" "Public Disk" and "Dan". I can map to "Public Disk" no problems....i cannot map to "Disk" or "Dan" at all. When i try to map to them i get the error: "The network name cannot be found". In the user manual it says i should be prompter for a username and password, that prompt never comes up. And i cannot access anything other than "public disk" through my "RUN". Any help you guys can give me will save my sanity! Thanks!
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The easiest way to get folder sharing to work is to make sure that you use the same user ID's and passwords on the NAS200 as on your Windows machines. This is not a Linksys problem, it's a Windows problem: Windows re-uses your Windows credentials (username/password) to log in to the NAS200, and if that fails, it will try to log in as guest. Only when that doesn't work, it will ask you for a password. So basically if your password on Windows doesn't match your password on the NAS200, you will be logged in as guest.

    Try changing your user password on the NAS200 so that it matches your password in Windows. If that doesn't work, try disabling the guest account.

    As an alternative, you can use the Windows command line utility to map network shares and force the use of different credentials. Open a command window and type:

    net use z: "\\nas200_address\dan" * /user:dan /persistent:yes
    You can use any unused drive letter instead of z:
    The * in the command is to let the program ask for a password
    The /persistent:yes option is to automatically mount the network drive when you log in to Windows next time; you can use /persistent:no to disable this.
    Use "net use /?" for more information

    If this command gives you a confusing error saying something like "you can only log in as one user at a time", enter "net use /d \\nas200_address\ipc$" and try again.

    Hope this helps!

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