Windows 7 Stops Connecting to Share Drives
Posted on 2010-01-12
Windows 7 stops connecting to my share drives on my network after xx hours. I have simple home domain that is a file server. All the network traffic is controlled by my linksys router for dhcp, etc. and not the file sever. It does have AD running on it only...
My laptop is the only Windows 7 Professional in the home all other clients (3) are WinXP. None of them ever stop accessing my file server share drives and they all are wireless. I run my PC wireless as well.
-I never lose connection to the web when I lose the share access
-ipconfig release/renew never work to get me back on my shares
-kicking IP out the router does not work as well
-turning the wireless off/on never works to regain share access
-typing the direct unc path does not work
-tested making a reservation address in the router for this client, still did not help. Did not make the client static because I travel and need hot-spots
-turn wireless off and hard-wire directly into router does not work. I only tested this way when the shares stopped to see if this will work
Only thing that works is reboot. It may work for 2 hrs or up to 8 hrs but at some point it will stop connecting to my shares. Big problem for me because all my home printers are connected to my file server so I cannot print or get to my files without stopping to reboot. Something about the network setup in Win7 is not like WinXP. For the wireless I do have it under the "home" and hot work or private.
Again, when my Win7 laptop is doing this no other PC (WinXP) have any issues connectiing to the internet and never to the share folder...
I have looked over the web with no luck with my limited network protocol knowledge. Please assist me here?