company laptop cannot connect to WHS, even when on home network RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a WHS machine on my home network.  Three home computers have no problems connecting to it.  But, when I bring my work laptop home -- and connect it to my home network -- I cannot connect to the WHS shares.

    I CAN remote desktop into the WHS, using the static IP.  Ping works, too.  I edited the hosts file, but no joy.

    I CANNOT open the shares, using either the WHS name or the static IP.  "net use" also has no luck.

    I've seen similar posts, but none with these exact symptoms.  So, I am asking for help -- why can't this one machine see the WHS shares?


    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:31 AM


  • The firewall was interfering with the WNS.  I can connect with it disabled.  Now I just need to tweak the firewall settings.

    • Marked as answer by blaflen Sunday, January 16, 2011 11:54 PM
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 11:54 PM