Do you have to logon to NSLU shares?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Lennox, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Lennox

    Lennox Network Guru Member

    I have 3 computers connected to the NSLU2, two with Win XP Home, and one with XP Prof. Whith my XP Pro PC I can directly access my NSLU share. Whith one of my XP Home PC's this also works this way, but with the other I always have to fill in username and password to gain access to the share. On all three computers (and of course on the NSLU) the same user with the same password is known.
    Does anyone know how I can automatically get access to my share from both XP Home PC's, i.e. without having to fill in username and password again?
    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. redangus

    redangus Guest

    What I do to fix the problem is create a drive map for the shares I want to use. Here is how to do it in XP

    Goto My Computer
    Tools - Map Network Drive
    Fill in your info
    ***IMPORTANT*** - Click on - connect using a different user name
    and fill in the user name and pw you use to connect to the share.

    That worked for me hopefully it will for you also.
  3. Lennox

    Lennox Network Guru Member

    thanks for your reply. I have already shares for my netwerkdrives on the XP home machine that requieres the extra logon action. On that machine the user+pw that I logon with is the same as the user+pw that is known on the NSLU, so I don't think it would help to access the NSLU share with another username+pw.
    I think the problem lies in the username and passw that the machine transmits to the network. Win98 had the habit of transmitting the user name and password of the first account that was made on this machine, also when you loggod on as a user that was created on a later date. Maybe XP home also does something like this? Maybe there are paramaters in the Windows client that can be set to control this?
  4. ajnodine

    ajnodine Network Guru Member

    As far as I know XP home doesn't give you the option to save your password on the log in box. normally there is a little box to check to save it on xp pro, but not home.
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