Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.
 
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like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.
 
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good idea, assuming access security issues have been addressed. You can use the IP address in the NET USE command in place of the hostname, since the NAS device may not have a Netbios computer name. Or you can put an entry in the Hosts file for the NAS.

assuming you want to use G: as the mapped drive letter:

net use g: //hostname_or_IP/shared_folder_name

to see other options, such as including the password on the command line,
do NET HELP USE | MORE at the command prompt.
 
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