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Solved "System error 53..." When trying to use named shares


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#1
I have been using network shares on my home network for a while but as of yesterday I have no longer been able to access them via their name (IP still works fine). This would not be a problem but things like Win8 File Hisotry uses the NAME of the device (e.g., my NAS) and not the IP for making backups.

[ipconfig removed]

Some examples of what happens when trying to connect to my Network Attached Storage (named here as NAS)

Code:
C:\windows\system32>nbtstat -a NAS


Ethernet:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.203] Scope Id: []


           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table


       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    NAS            <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    NAS            <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
    NAS            <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    ☺☻__MSBROWSE__☻<01>  GROUP       Registered
    WORKGROUP      <1D>  UNIQUE      Registered
    WORKGROUP      <1E>  GROUP       Registered
    WORKGROUP      <00>  GROUP       Registered


    MAC Address = 00-00-00-00-00-00




Bluetooth Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Wi-Fi:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Local Area Connection* 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Local Area Connection* 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


C:\windows\system32>net view \\NAS
System error 53 has occurred.


The network path was not found.




C:\windows\system32>net view 192.168.0.71
Shared resources at 192.168.0.71


NAS


Share name         Type  Used as  Comment


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public             Disk           Public Share
SmartWare          Disk           SmartWare
TimeMachineBackup  Disk           TimeMachineBackup
The command completed successfully.
and another from my Mediacenter:
Code:
C:\windows\system32>nbtstat -a MEDIACENTER-PC


Ethernet:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.203] Scope Id: []


           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table


       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    MEDIACENTER-PC <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    MEDIACENTER-PC <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    WORKGROUP      <00>  GROUP       Registered
    WORKGROUP      <1E>  GROUP       Registered


    MAC Address = 6C-F0-49-98-52-C1




Bluetooth Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Wi-Fi:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Local Area Connection* 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.


Local Area Connection* 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []


    Host not found.




C:\windows\system32>net view \\MEDIACENTER-PC
System error 53 has occurred.


The network path was not found.




C:\windows\system32>net view 192.168.0.65
Shared resources at 192.168.0.65






Share name  Type  Used as  Comment


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Backup     Disk
Users       Disk
The command completed successfully.

The "net view" command on its own throws the same error.


This problem does not occur on the Mediacenter or any other computer on the network (all Win7 machines). Here is what the Mediacenter sees for the same share:

Code:
C:\Users\MediaCenter>net view \\NAS
Shared resources at \\NAS


NAS


Share name         Type  Used as  Comment


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public             Disk           Public Share
SmartWare          Disk           SmartWare
TimeMachineBackup  Disk           TimeMachineBackup
The command completed successfully.

I can RDP into the mediacenter via IP but not its name (MEDIACENTER-PC)


Thoughts/Ideas?
 
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#2
Ok I have done two more things:

1) I have formatted and reinstalled winows 8.1 64bit. Result: no change. From just the fresh installation I am still experiencing the same problem
2) I have replaced the network switches on the network. Result: no change. Everything is now gigabit so I guess that is a plus :)
 

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Ok, what was the issue and what did you do to solve it?

I just go around to reading this and was going to suggest adding a line to your hosts file to tell the computer where to go when you query by name. \

Anyway, glad you solved the problem.
 

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