Login from Win XP to NSLU2 share failing?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by timboughton, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. timboughton

    timboughton Guest

    I've got an unslung NSLU2 which is working perfectly (including serving music), apart from I'm having permission problems connecting to shares from my Win XP laptop.

    My laptop is a member of my work's domain but I'm using it wirelessly at home as part of my network. All I want to do is map a drive from it to one or more of the shares on the NSLU2.

    I've set the workgroup on the NSLU2 to be the name of my work domain I've created a user (and group) on the NSLU2 which corresponds to my own domain user on my laptop (with same password)
    I'm trying to access the share as \\tb-nas\tboughton

    (tb-nas is the name of the nslu, tboughton is the share and user)

    The only way I can actually access shares right now is to tick the
    box in the NSLU2 admin page which says "Convert failed logins
    to "guest" logins (Windows networks)". When I tick this box, the
    login (which is obviously failing otherwise) gets converted to a
    guest account and I can browse my data (and create new files).

    The problem is the guest account doesn't let you do much and I keep getting access denied errors whenever I try to overwrite files or change permissions etc. I want the login to succeed correctly and have the right permissions.

    Anyone help with what I need to do to get my domain'd laptop to
    correctly access shares on the NSLU2? It must be something simple.

  2. dannyboy1121

    dannyboy1121 Network Guru Member

    Do you have local admin rights to that pc? If so - I wonder if it would be worth setting up a local account on the pc and then a corresponding account on the slug (with matching password) and testing that before trying to get your cached domain accuont working with it?

    If I was in your situation I would be trying to cut out the domain aspect to see if that's the issue .. (i.e. perhaps your pc is presenting a user called domain\tboughton or perhaps tbnoughton@domain.bla.bla).
  3. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What you need to do is authenticate against the server like tb-nas\tboughton. Just like dannyboy1121 said, the current account being passed to the NSLU is somedomain\tboughton. If you want to ensure you authenticate using your NSLU user account, map a network drive to tb-nas\tboughton. Then use the "Connect using a different user name" link towards the bottom of the "Map Network Drive" window. When you click on this link enter tb-nas\tboughton and the corrisponding password for your NSLU account. Click OK then click finish. Viola, your new drive mapped to the NSLU should open using the NSLU account.
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