Can not login to my shared network folder

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  1. wma1998

    wma1998 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I just installed W7 on my laptop at home and I am having problems login to the shared network folder in my office.

    At home I use VPN to access my office network. The network folder is on \\192.168.0.2\share, which is on a W2k server. The W2k server does not use domain, but has a workgroup called "mygroup". I have a user name called "vincent" on this server. However, when I try to connect to this folder W7 asks me to Enter Network Password. When I type in "vincent" and password, it automatically adds a domain "mylaptop", which is the computer name of my laptop. So W7 actually tries to login as "mylaptop\vincent" with the password, so it fails to login each time. I have made sure the workgroup of my laptop is also "mygroup".

    Please help me. What should I do to access the share folder?

    Thx! Vincent
     
  2. WheelMan

    WheelMan New Member

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    Bump. No solution to this?

    Win7 x64 here
     
  3. avpeer

    avpeer New Member

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    Try edditing your host file by adding the ip-address and machine name. Had the same problem wich was solved after i eddited the host file.

    Location of the host file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
     
  4. WheelMan

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    Yay, worked! Many thanks.

    Why so difficult, btw? Was so easy in earlier builds..
     
  5. rayhuang1982

    rayhuang1982 New Member

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    After i editing the host file but i still can't access to the window7 pc. could you should me for example that need to be done in host file? such as: this is what i am setting but it still ask me to enter the password when i try to connect to window7 pc. and i am using window xp and try to connect to window7

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    192.168.1.6 Rayh # Ray PC
    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    192.168.1.6 Rayh
    # ::1 localhost
     

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