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Author Topic: Error: Failed to map drive  (Read 12870 times)

rgilld

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Error: Failed to map drive
« on: August 27, 2009, 10:17:37 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I've been at this for hours and have gotten no where.  I can't map the drive.  When I try I get the "failed to map drive" error.  I have tried to map the drive through Vista by typing \\192.168.xxx.xxx.  I get a message saying Network Error Windows cannot \\192.168.xxx.xxx.  If I open up Network I do not see the drive there.

If I go into Norton Internet Security and select "View Home Network" I can see that the drive is online and and I can see the IP address.  I can access the drive through the GUI if I type the IP address into the brower.  I can update the firmware and format the drive from there.  So it looks like the drive is on the network.  But it won't map.

I have tried every solution I could find on google.  I have stopped Norton and even uninstalled it.

Any help would be much appreciated.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2009, 10:19:14 PM by rgilld »
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bubsbud

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Re: Error: Failed to map drive
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 03:45:47 PM »

Try this...

To map the drive in Windows:
 
- Go to the Start menu, and select Run
- Type '\\ip_address of DNS' and press Enter (ex. \\192.168.0.10)
- You will log into the drive at this point
- Right click the desired folder to map to your system, and select 'Map Network Drive'
- In the wizard, select the desired drive letter and click on 'Connect using different username'
- Enter the username and password setup on the DNS-323 and click Ok
- Click Ok at the bottom of the page and the drive should be fully mapped
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Krok

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Re: Error: Failed to map drive
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 11:17:38 PM »

As impossibility of drive mapping in Windows is also present when no external drive is connected the problem is probably the Windows itself. When it happens to me I put the IP address on my PC network card from static to auto, make repair (renew IP address). After doing this I can se all my drives in network. So now I map the drive(s) and after mapping I put static IP on PC card back.
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gunrunnerjohn

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Re: Error: Failed to map drive
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 06:02:29 AM »

Create a batch job with the contents.

net use \\DNS-323 password /user:user_name

where:

DNS-323 - Network name of the DNS-323, or you can use the IP address of your NAS.
password - Password of the share you wish to access.
user_name - User name of the share you wish to access.

Run this at startup and you'll have access to the shares using XP-Home, and I presume the Vista Home versions as well.



Now drive mapping should work as you expect.
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99gecko

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Re: Error: Failed to map drive
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 11:19:56 AM »

Try this...

To map the drive in Windows:
 
- Go to the Start menu, and select Run
- Type '\\ip_address of DNS' and press Enter (ex. \\192.168.0.10)
- You will log into the drive at this point
- Right click the desired folder to map to your system, and select 'Map Network Drive'
- In the wizard, select the desired drive letter and click on 'Connect using different username'
- Enter the username and password setup on the DNS-323 and click Ok
- Click Ok at the bottom of the page and the drive should be fully mapped
Thank you. Although it was likely you were suggestion a solution for XP users, this solutions also worked for me using Windows 7, although I did not have to connect using different credentials. You can see what I went through to solve this issue here:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=54108.msg215354#msg215354
I posted my process in that thread as it was more recent than this one.

cheers,
99gecko
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