NetBT and system error 1231
Posted on 2004-08-14
I have a problem connecting to a shared drive over a modem connection.
I do a
net use j: \\hostname\sharename
and get 'System error 1231'.
It does not matter if I use the Ip address or a fully qualified hostname.
As far as I can tell error 1231 means that I cannot do netbios over this connection. (please confirm).
This seems to be the case as 'ipconfig /all' tells me that NetBT is disabled !!
Therefore my efforts so far has been in area of trying to enable NetBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP) on this connection.
Of course I have 'Client for Microsoft Network' bound to my connection as well as of course the TCP/IP protocol itself.
I've tried uninstalling 'Client for Microsoft Network' and then installing it againg. I've booted several times.
Still nothing helps. Regardless of my efforts 'ipconfig /all' tells me that NetBT is disabled and I cannot connect to the share.
It all starts with system error 1231. Am I on the right track by thinking that the non-working NetBT is the problem ? .. and if so how do I get it enabled ?