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Unable to access \\SERVER with Windows 7

    Question

  • Ok, I have been searching this forums, but I can't seem to find the correct answer.  In Windows Explorer under my "Network" there is my "SERVER".  I am unable to get to this and see my Shared Folder.  The error comes up as Windows Cannot Access \\SERVER.  Error Code: 0x80070035.  The network path was not found.

    Things I am able to do:

    Remote Connect to the WHS.

    Ping SERVER.

    Start > Run > \\192.168.1.120(IP of Server) - This actually brings up my shared folders and I am to browse my folders, but this is inconvenient.

    So because I am able to do this - it sounds like a DNS issue to me.  But I am confused because I can ping SERVER and get a reply.

     

    Things I have tried:

    Modifying host file

    Setting all static DNS/IPs for all PCs on my network.

    Going to Adapter Settings and Enabling NetBios over TCP/IP.

     

    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:15 PM

Answers

  • Put one of your routers (probably the xxx.yyy.zzz.2 router) into bridge mode. That will effectively make it a switch; it shouldn't even have an IP address.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by mvpags Friday, May 28, 2010 4:27 AM
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:04 PM
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  • This is a name resolution issue, most likely. What IP address is reported when you ping server? The correct one?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:47 PM
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  • Yeah, 192.168.1.120 is the address. Here is some more information. I am behind 2 Routers. There is a cable modem and a router and a pc in one room. That PC is connected to the router(192.168.1.1) - this PC doesn't need to connect to the WHS. Then from the router - goes to another router (192.168.1.2). This router is acting currently as a switch. The Gateway/DNS/ for the 192.168.1.2 router is pointing to 192.168.1.1 In the 192.168.1.2 router is the server/main pc which need to be able to connect together.
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:57 PM
  • Put one of your routers (probably the xxx.yyy.zzz.2 router) into bridge mode. That will effectively make it a switch; it shouldn't even have an IP address.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by mvpags Friday, May 28, 2010 4:27 AM
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:04 PM
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  • mvpags,

     

    Your second router is double NATing, but you can not use the same addressing in the second segment. If your first router is set to 192.168.1.1 with a 255.255.255.0 mask, you should set your second one to something like 192.168.2.1. I think that the two routers are getting confused.

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:07 PM