help mounting CIFS client

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pogdish, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. pogdish

    pogdish Guest

    I'm going to preface this with by stating that I'm a networking newbie and would appreciate any help you guys may provide. I've read the FAQs and searched the forum but was unable to find a solution to my problem.

    I just installed tomato on my WRT54GS v2 router on a Windows XP machine and am trying to the monitor bandwidth on my LAN using the CIFS client. I've enabled CIFS and set the UNC to \\\router, where is my local ip address. For username and password I've used my own account that has administrative privileges, and for domain name I tried both leaving this blank and filling it in with no success. Under firewall settings, I've set it to allow all communication exchanges from the router and my computer, as well as from my computer to router, regardless of protocol or port (is this wise?).

    However, despite all this I still receive the same error message in my log: "...user.err kernel: CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -13."

    Also, if someone can please explain to me if this did work where would the "router" folder be located? Would it be c:\router? What is the default root folder for the router? Additionally, I read about having to make this folder shared so I tried this and now the folder is located in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\router." Are you supposed to create the folder in the UNC beforehand or does it do this automatically?

    Another question. My computer is the only one directly wired into the router, and there are three additional wireless connections to it. Under device list, I'm listed as "br0" and two wireless (in-house) connections as "eth1." I've purposely configured my router with no security so that anybody in my neighborhood may connect for free, and so the 3rd wireless connection is an allowed leech but is listed as "br0." Why is this?

    Is there anyway to secure my network but allow free access to it? I've allotted only 6 internal ip addresses to limit the number of free accounts.

    Any comments, suggestions, or help would be very much appreciated.
  2. nvtweak

    nvtweak LI Guru Member

    if you create a folder c:\router and share it, then the UNC is \\\router

    if the router folder is inside the shared docs folder then the UNC is not \\\router anymore, it's \\\documents\router
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