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Not able to map drives to the NSLU2

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by LipSkidr, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    I have the NAS setup and can log into the web interface, I have an IP address of and I can ping the IP for the NAS. In Windows XP I see the NAS and my dlink router in my network places. When I try to map a drive I get the error


    The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see windows help."

    I have spoken with support a few times and have rebooted, reset and upgraded the firmware, support also had me disable the firewall and make sure that the Win firewall is off.

    If I double click on the icon for the NAS (LKGD7F8F4 ) it logs me into the web interface. The IP for my computer is Any ideas on what I am doing wrong would be great I am losing hair here :eek:
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    So you changed the IP on the NSLU2 from the default to, right?

    What happens when you do a search for the computer \\
  3. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    No I did not change the IP address, when I did the setup it assigned me the IP address

    Linksys chat support had me do a static IP to the address "" last night. Then they had me upgrade the firmware and all was lost, so after a reboot the setup found the device again and gave me that address under DHCP. So the error should have read what is below. Sorry but after two hours on chat support last night
    i was burnt :cry:


    The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see windows help."
  4. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Have you tried searching for a computer at \\ or whatever address you think it might be at?
  5. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    I just did a search and it did not find \\
  6. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    When you click on the NSLU2 in network places, that should take you to the root directories of the NAS and not launch the GUI. Something is screwed up with your XP.

    Is the NSLU2 listed there under your workgroup name?
  7. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    Thats the wierd thing, My computer name for workgroup is "MSHOME", On The NSLU2 the workgroup is also "MSHOME", but in XP when I open my Network places It says "Mshome" and there is nothing listed in it?

    Is there a way to rename this in upperecase or rebuild this, or does this have nothing to do with it ?
  8. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I think that is standard for XP to list the workgroup name in the Xxxxxx format and has nothing to do with your problem. There are rules for workgroup names: a 15 character limit, the workgroup can't be the name of an individual computer in the workgroup, and can't contain these letters: ;:"<>*+=\|?,

    Let's get basic here. Can you even ping the NSLU2 from the command line, ping
  9. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    Yes I am able to ping the modem from a comnmand prompt.
  10. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Does show up in your NetBIOS cache? From the command prompt: nbtstat -c
  11. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    When I do the command aboce I get this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Richard>nbtstat -c

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache
  12. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I'm reasonably sure this is a Windows problem or a subnet routing problem and not the NSLU2's fault.

    I think you should have at least had the name of your computer, the workgroup, and your user name listed in the cache. I don't think you need NetBIOS turned on to map to the IP, but maybe it wouldn't hurt.

    Do you have file and printer sharing turned on for Miscrosoft networks in your NIC properties?

    Do you have Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP set in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings for your NIC properties?

    Pardon me if it seems I'm asking very basic questions, but I can't understand why the NSLU2 isn't showing up properly in your network neighborhood.
  13. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    I will check those things, as for basic questions I am a network novice and never thought to check those things :shock: so thanx for asking
  14. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    d__l thank you, you are awsome. I went and checked the internet sharing and then went back and double clicked the icon for the NSLU2 and it logged me in :cheering:

    Last question I also turned on QoS Packet Scheduler and Client for Microsoft Networks, do I need these ??

    Also the only way I can access the drive is to go to start ---> run then type \\ is that normal or is there another way to setit up so I can just click an icon ?
  15. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I have Client for MS Networks checked, but I don't know if I need it. So maybe yes for it. I don't have QoS Packet Scheduler. I think I disabled it some other way or else it isn't in XP Home. So probably not for that.

    In My Network Places you should see the root folders for public and private files under \\ If you go up to the Tools drop down, you should see Map Network Drive. There you can assign an unused drive letter to any folder level on your NSLU2. Select the drive letter and then browse for the folder. Once you have the drive letter mapped, then you can right click on it and send it too your desktop. Actually you could have done this without mapping to a letter but I thought you might like to "letter" name your drives on the NSLU2.

    With NetBIOS working, you can name your NSLU2 "something" on the System tab under Server Name and then it will show up as \\something\folders. Use the same naming rules as I described previously for Workgroups.
  16. LipSkidr

    LipSkidr LI Guru Member

    Thanks for all your help, I enabled netbios and works like a charm.

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