Verify TCP/IP address for shared drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Frank C, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Frank C

    Frank C Guest

    Hi,
    I have a shortcut to access a local network shared external drive. It shows
    an address of \\192.168.1.4 This shortcut generally fails with
    "192.168.1.4Public is not accessable. You may not have permission to use the
    network resource. Contact the administrator fo this device to find out if
    you have access permission".
    Sometimes it works and gives me the opportunity to enter the admin name and
    password. I can access the drive with Windows Explorer using the Network
    entry in explorer. How can I verify the if address in the shortcut is
    correct? Is there some other problem that I should address?
    Thanks
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    Frank C
    Dell Inspiron 530S
    Win Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP1
    Dell studio laptop
    Win Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP1
    HP Photosmart D7260
     
    Frank C, Aug 22, 2009
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  2. It could be many causes. 1. Make sure the remote PC always uses Ip
    192.168.1.4. 2. make sure no firewall blocks the access. 3. You may want to
    create the same username on both computers. Or this search result may help.
    Vista...is not accessible
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    ping Vista but access · Is not accessible because of Norton Internet
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    www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistanotaccessible.htm


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    Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Aug 22, 2009
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  3. Hi
    You also have to obtain the manual of the External Network Drive and read
    the Sharing instructions.
    These Drives are usually Not formatted with NTFS and it could be issues of
    compatibility that should be addressed by the Drive's manufacturer.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Aug 23, 2009
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  4. Frank C

    Frank C Guest

    Thanks to Bob and Jack,
    I have gotten successful access via the shortcut if I insure that the
    external drive is powered up before I boot the computer. It then presents a
    screen to enter the logon via a dropdown and enter a password. I hope this is
    a permanent solution!
    Thanks

    --
    Frank C
    Dell Inspiron 530S
    Win Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP1
    Dell studio laptop
    Win Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP1
    HP Photosmart D7260
     
    Frank C, Aug 23, 2009
    #4
  5. Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Aug 23, 2009
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