Nothing in "Entire Network"

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by guy001, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. guy001

    guy001 Network Guru Member


    I'm trying to get a XP Pro box to map a drive on my NSLU2 which is connected to my wireless router.

    The Linksys setup util can find the NSLU2 at - Server Name: HomeStorage

    Problem is when I browse "Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network" to try and map the drive I get an error: "Unable to browse the network. The network is not present or started".

    Any help sure would be appreciated- I'm no windows network expert.

  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Are the XP Pro box and the NSLU2 set to be in the same workgroup?
  3. guy001

    guy001 Network Guru Member

    Forgive my ignorance- NSLU2 is set to "MSHOME" workgroup, router doesnt seem to have an option to specify workgroup and I've run the 'Network Setup Wizard' for XP which i specify a workgroup of "MSHOME".
  4. guy001

    guy001 Network Guru Member

    OK- this is crazy but i figured out the problem was that the XP service called "Workstation" was disabled. Go figure.

    Now I'm able to browse the NSLU2 using windows explorer but find browsing speeds very, very, slow... click a folder and 30 seconds later it will open.
  5. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Something else is wrong. Your browsing speeds to display directory and file listings while not instantaneous should be reasonably fast after your computer makes the link to the NSLU2 and you first look up.

    You might try making a wired connection to it if possible to see if there is something in the wireless router that is slowing down your look ups. Also try rebooting all the equipment. I've found an occasional slowdown problem to be cured by a reboot.

    Once you get it working at normal speeds and you are convinced that your NSLU2 is working fine and will not need warranty work, you can "overclock" the NSLU2 by removing a resistor. This will speed up your access times even more, but it voids your warranty. The "overclocked" speeds are really within CPU specs. Linksys for some reason has chosen to run the CPU at half speed in the NSLU2.
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