ok - so windows 7 laptop trying to connect to Netgear Stora.
What problems are you having ?
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I can only connect to the NAS if the laptop is wired to the router, it won't connect wirelessly but everything else works fine. It's not unique to this laptop either, any wireless client fails to connect to the NAS.
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Have you tried mapping the network drive whilst wired ,and then tried looking at it wifi.
I can map the drives on wireless but the contents never appear, connecting a cable will bring that up, then I rip a cd (or whatever I'm trying to do) and as soon as I disconnect the Ethernet cable I'm back to being unable to browse the content.
Then my gut feeling says anti virus software/firewall,but I'm not an expert.
Pretty sure I discounted that a long time ago, I've been trying to sort this for some time.
I have a Readynas and have had similar issues- I'll come back Monday after talking to my mate who is a bit of a wizz on these things. (not to say there are a few wizz guys on here too.)
Before I suggest changing some of your network settings...what is the exact model of your router and the firmware version?
And everything works ok if you connect your laptop wired to the router - is that correct ?
Product Name: Thomson Speedtouch ST585 Software Release: 18.104.22.168, it's a few years old now.
Just to be clear, everything works fine on wireless, except accessing the NAS shares and the NAS's web based setup pages. Connect an Ethernet cable and then everything works.
Is that a 585v5, 585v6, or 585v7 ?
Make sure the following option is checked.
Select Home Network.
Click your WLAN, and in the topright click Configure
On the wireless access point page, modify security settings. Make sure that Allow New Devices is set to 'New Stations are Allowed (Automatically)'
*failing that you could try this firmware update. Its the latest one I had on my old 585v6 router (firmware 22.214.171.124)
Erm, I don't want to appear rude but why? I'm not having any trouble connecting the laptop to the wireless, as I said, everything else works, as in I can surf the internet and do any other network related operations, I just can't connect to the NAS shares. That's it, that's the only bit that doesn't work. I can tell you already that that setting won't make any difference because it was only a few weeks ago that I changed it to Allow (by registration) as I'd found a wireless client I didn't know about, and it the NAS connection didn't work back then either.
Hmm, that'll wipe the settings won't it? I really should take a backup of the router config, in fact I'll do that now...
Did we ever find out if Chisy fixed his problem?
In trying to recreate your problem, the only way I can do it is by unselecting the option mentioned above.
The only other thing I can suggest trying is the normal reset of windows share.
Do the following whilst connected by wireless.....
ControlPanel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Centre.
Click on Change advanced sharing settings. Turn Off network Discovery. Save. Turn On network Discovery.
Click on 'Choose Media Streaming options'. Select 'Show Devices on All Networks'. Click 'Allow All'. Click ok.Save.
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