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Homegroup preventing access to directories

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    Homegroup preventing access to directories


    Hi, I have a similar problem as in this thread. I was getting some help from another networking forum, but we were not able to solve it.

    The problem is, from those helping is that the Homegroup premissions is preventing access to the NAS directories. The NAS can be seen as well as access the control panel of the NAS but not the directories.

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    Leave Home group and just use Standard networking. Home Group is just for Library & printer.
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    Someone is going to be wrong, and someone is going to be right !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
    Someone is going to be wrong, and someone is going to be right !
    Really do not know why you posted that. Only Newb's use Home Group. Power Users use Standard Networking sharing protocols. A whole lot more secure.
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    Leave Home group and just use Standard networking. Home Group is just for Library & printer.
    I said, what I said before because, I left the homegroup and the problem persists ?
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    Did you actually go in on all computers and "Leave Homegroup? Also did you check firewall settings on all computers, that they can see each other on the network.

    I do not have mine on any machine, when they are connected to the home network. That is because the Router I use, has a hardened set of rules, that no one could get past if, if they tried.

    99.99% of networking issues people have. Have to do with third party Firewall software. Further info on network sharing, go to EZLAN.NET.
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    I'm don't have a router, only a modem, does it matter ?
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    Yes. Especially if you plan on using more than one device. If the "modem" you have, has four Ethernet ports on it. It is what is considered a Gateway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Yes. Especially if you plan on using more than one device. If the "modem" you have, has four Ethernet ports on it. It is what is considered a Gateway.
    All computers should still leave the homegroup ? It has 3/4 Ethernet ports. Is there anything that needs to be done differently since it's a Gateway ?
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    Nothing needs to be done differently. Anything you use to connect to either a Modem or is an ADSL Gateway, all of them work the same way. As for the Homegroup issue, yes sometimes Homegroup rules do get screwed up if you use third party software. Other times it just does it on its own.

    You could just go and do a Master Reset of the Gateway, and see if that fixes things. It takes a while before the Gateway is fully operational after a Master Reset. If you just flush the IP Table, it is ready after you reboot the Gateway.
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