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mapped network drive and network printer offline

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1 pro with media center

    mapped network drive and network printer offline


    Hi!
    those problem were discussed here, but separately, and none of the solutions were not helpful. I am posting this again since I think those two problems are connected.

    So when I start computer (I will call it comp #1) my network drive is offline just as network printer. Mapped network drive is actually my physical drive D: and it is mapped as Z since I have three comps in my small office and it is used as storage for all comps. When I open win explorer I get my mapped drive crossed with reds. So I have to click on it to wake it up. Second problem is with printer which is always offline and I have to turn off/on his wifi to get it connected again to my comp. Printer is HP officejet 7110 and is connected to the network router using WiFi.

    Comp #1 runs win 8.1 pro with all the latest updates. Second comp has the same OS, while third one has win 7.
    Both comps #2 and #3 has mapped the same drive as mine comp #1. Interesting is that those two when turned on has printer and mapped drive online. So problem is only with comp #1 that actually has that drive physically in its own system.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro with media center


    Hi!
    here:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...&prof=required

    I got this advice:

    Here is the code:

    ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
    nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
    netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
    netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)
    Reboot
    That has solved my printer problem, but offline mapped drive remained as problem.
    Today I tested one more thing.

    I mapped drive on comp#2. So now on comp#1 there are mapped drives Y: and Z:. Z: is actually map D: on comp#1 and Y is drive on comp#1.

    I restarted comp#1 and Y: was online while Z: was not.

    Interesting that comp#1 connects to mapped drives from another computer, but not to it's own mapped drives.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

mapped network drive and network printer offline
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