Cannot access mapped drive shares

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by ramanandn, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. ramanandn

    ramanandn Guest

    Just got a NSLU2 unit yesterday & after setting it all up, I shut down my laptop. On restarting the laptop, I somehow lost the network path to the drive shares. I'm running R24 firmware. Any suggestions?

    If I restart the NSLU2, it works fine again.

    I have a fixed IP, firewalls are off, uPNP is disabled both in router & NSLU2. I can access the linksys interface using the browser.

  2. offlink

    offlink LI Guru Member

    i have that same problem on firmware V2.3R72
  3. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I can't explain why this happens, but it is as if the mapped link in the computer can't be rejoined after it is broken by the computer shut down. What I do is use the net use command to erase the mapped link and build a new one. That said, I still don't fully understand some of the net use commands and how they do or don't properly interact with the NSLU so I'm no expert..

    I have an ext3 formatted HD on my USB port 1 and a flash drive on port 2. The HD drive is only powered up occasionally, so sometimes it must be remapped to a drive letter. I have several different batch programs set up to map the HD and flash or the flash alone.

    Here is a generic version of the batch file that I use for re-mapping the HD only:

    echo off
    net use * /delete /yes
    net use yourdriveletter: "\\\ADMIN 1" yourpassword /user:admin
    @echo on

    Make a BAT file, enter your drive letter, your NSLU2 IP, and your password for the NSLU2 in the appropriate places in the batch file commands, and then let me know if you have problems.
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