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Problem access shares via multiple network adapters..

Discussion in 'Networking' started by xjulzkx, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. xjulzkx

    xjulzkx Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2008
    Ok.. Where do I start.. file server is running win xp.

    I have a file server setup, it has shared folders and it has two network adapters. One's wireless, and the other is wired.

    The wired adapter is (jandafs)
    The wireless adapter is (jandafswifi)

    Both are on the same system.

    My problem is, I want to be able to go to \\jandafs\foldername and access my shares, and at the same time if I want to, I want to be able to access \\jandafswifi\foldername which is on the same system but via the second NIC.

    When I use my laptop, I added the following to my hosts file in windows: jandafswifi jandafs

    I can now ping, jandafs, and jandafswifi and they are resolving fine. But I can't access shares via jandafswifi or it's ip being I can only access the shares via jandafs or it's ip

    I did some searching and found some people saying un-install client for microsoft windows, and file and printer sharing from the adapters, disable firewall and re-install them. Still no joy [​IMG]

    Any help?
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    My guess is that the NetBIOS and Computer Browser service are going to recognize that both those IP addresses are representing the same computer, and only keep one set of shared names for the computer. I don't know enough about either of those to say this definitely. Just for the heck of it let's take a look on the "server" ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n


    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
  3. avisitor


    Jul 12, 2008
    If you register the names with DNS, it might work, however, a question that begs being asked is why you're running a file server over WiFi?
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