WRT350n / Vista Ultimate / NAS Help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by morrison22, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. morrison22

    morrison22 LI Guru Member

    I have the following:

    HP DV9020t CTO F.15 firmware
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Linksys WRT350n
    (v1.03.2 firmware; has a usb port for network attached storage)
    Western Digital My Book Essential 500 GB
    (formatted to NTFS)

    I have managed to get a lot of my problems resolved on my own, however there are 2 major things (and many minor things) that I cannot figure out:

    1) After mapping the NAS (network attached storage) to "Computer" I am able to click on the drive and view the contents. I am only able to execute come files, like .txt, and I am not able to execute others, like .exe, mp3, pdf. I get an error saying the file path is invalid make sure you typed the name correctly.. etc.. This is an odd error because, at the same time, I can copy the file and paste it to my desktop without a problem. I can also hook the drive up to my notebook directly and execute the file.

    2) I cannot delete a folder on the NAS unless it is empty. If there are files in it I need to delete all the files first, then I can delete the folder. Why is this? Can this be fixed? Is it a setting in vista?

    3) Incorrect wireless information: Wireless signal is always 3 bars no matter where I go in my house, (even next to the router).

  2. booyoo

    booyoo Network Guru Member

    Hi, for your first point, we have the same problem with the SL and vista. Its all down to the Samba-Vista compatibility which requires a samba upgrade on the router. For your third point, many people who own the DV9000 series laptops experience similar issue with always 3 bars while connected to wifi. It was found to be linked to the laptop wireless network card driver. Have a look at the following for tons of info about specific HP laptop support: http://forum.notebookreview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I know this is a little off topic but load Ubuntu on your HP laptop and all those issues will go away. I too was experiencing vista HP issues and just decided one day i was going to learn Ubuntu anyways and there was no better time then now. Loaded and updated now I couldnt be happier.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I know the guys at linksys are working on the fix for the samba issue on the WRTSL54GS, so I guess this is also being looked at for the WRT350N

    Have you contacted linksys to see if they have any Beta firmware for the Samba fix yet?
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