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Unable to reach network disk in workgroup on domain PC

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  1. garfieldbart

    garfieldbart Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to reach my network disk (a portable disk connected using USB to an ASUS AC2400 router/ ASUS RT-AC87U).

    I am able to reach the network disk using other devices (like my smartphone), so it is working properly.

    When I try to reach it using my work computer (which is a domain computer), I am unable to connect to the network disk.
    I've tried these things already with following result:
    • When I ping the IP-address of the device or the device name, I get a reply and in case of the device name, I also get the correct ip-address
    • When activating the media server on the asus router, I am able to reach it (sometimes) on my computer.
    • I am able to reach other NAS servers (at my parents home, I was able to reach the NAS using the IP-address)
    • using nbtstat I can see that the device is broadcasting its name
    I've tried many other things, but am so far unable to reach this network disk.

    In the web user interface of the ASUS router it is called the: 'USB Application - Network Place (Samba) Share / Cloud Disk'
    I activated/deactivated following options:
    • Allow guest login --> NO
    • Work Group --> workgroup
    • Enable SMB2 protocol (default: No) --> NO
    • Simpler share naming (without the disk name) --> YES
    • Force as Master Browser --> NO
    • Set as WINS server --> NO
    • NTFS Sparse Files Support --> Enabled
    If any of these options should be changed, please tell me and also please explain the meaning of these features and why they should be enabled/disabled

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Try sign in as local account instead of domain account and see if you reach the drive.
     
  3. garfieldbart

    garfieldbart Thread Starter

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    Hey Lunarlander,

    Thank you for the reply.

    I tried your solution, but still get the same results:
    upload_2017-9-21_21-30-5.png

    I still can reach it by pinging it:
    upload_2017-9-21_21-31-35.png

    Should I add this local user to the workgroup the samba server is working with?
     
  4. garfieldbart

    garfieldbart Thread Starter

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    Apparantly I made a new user... locally, but it still is part of the domain... weirdly enough.

    Maybe I should have mentioned that this is a laptop of my workplace. But I don't get, that this worked for another NAS, and not for this one.
     
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