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Mapped Network Drive 127.0.0.1 issue

Posted on 2011-03-15
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I have mapped a number of drives locally to mimick the drives at work.
I have mapped the drive to \\127.0.0.1\<shared Folder>.

Recently these drives can't be found. I can ping 127.0.0.1 and get a reply. The folders share options haven't changed and i set a network drive via \\<ComputerName>\<shared Folder.

When i ping the computer name i get a MAC address, rather than an IP Address.

Not sure what is happening, but now my machine is slow to start up.
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Question by:GegH
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by:Kody-Burg
ID: 35143439
Try turning off IPv6 and so that you can only get an IPv4 IP address. I have seen this issue when a machine only gets an IPv6 address, but not an IPv4 address.

Here is a link to instructions on how to do this:

http://windows7themes.net/disable-ipv6-windows-7.html

Regards,

Kody
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by:xylog
ID: 35143445
Check your hosts file. Are you sure you are getting your mac address and not an IPv6 address?
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by:Kody-Burg
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@xylog:

That was the point of my post. I figured that it might be an IPv6 address, and since IPv6 is useless for most people, I just recommended that it be disabled.
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by:xylog
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Look at the times on our posts...
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by:Kody-Burg
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Gotta love simultaneous posts! :)
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by:GegH
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Thankyou guys, this worked to a point.
When i now ping my machine name i get the IP address on my home network, i.e. 192.168.XX.XX.
I can still ping 127.0.0.1

So when i create a network drive to \\<Computer Name>\Folder, it is actually going off to the network and mapping a drive, rather than looping through my network card, this i believe is what is slowing the start up.

I am working on a laptop so if i leave my network i will not get my drives, hence the need for it to loop through 127.0.0.1

Any ideas why it is no longer able to loop through my network card?
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by:IanTh
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what happens if you ping localhost
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by:GegH
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I get a reply from 127.0.0.1
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by:IanTh
ID: 35146379
so what error do you get on the mapped drive if localhost and 127.0.0.1 are the same

Local host in ipv6 is not 127.0.0.1 its ::1 so if your machine was uing ipv6 pinging localhost would give you that ::1
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by:GegH
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I stopped IPv6 as per the above instructions.
Before i stopped IPv6 and since i get the same error essentially.
Before it was 'Network path not found'
Now it is Windows cannot access \\127.0.0.1\<Folder Name>. the details are Error Code 0x80070035, The network path was not found.
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by:xylog
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Try:

net view \\127.0.01

Does it list shares?

You can edit your hosts and lmhosts file so that your computername resolves to 127.0.0.1. Edit c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts (create one it if does not exist) by adding this line:

127.0.0.1     computername

That should force your computername to resolve to 127.0.0.1 both from ping (via hosts) and smb/cifs shares access (lmhosts).

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by:GegH
ID: 35151810
Still no luck.
Ping -a 127.0.0.1 returns the name of the computer now, but i still can't connect a network drive to the 127.0.0.1 address, pinging the computer name still returns the IP address 192.xxx.xxx.xxx.

I also tried \\127.0.0.1\folder name through a web browser and it can't find the network address, \\localhost\<folder name> doesn't work either
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by:xylog
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What does the net view command return? Does it display the names of the shares?
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by:GegH
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Net view \\127.0.0.1 returns:
System error 53 has occurred
Network path was not found
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by:GegH
ID: 35161102
Cheers. I'm away from my home network at the moment, using my mobile as a modem. With this i am on a public network and changed the network discovery to on. It works.
I will try the same when i am at home and make sure it is a prvate network with Network discovery on, Which it should be, i didn't change it.
The firewall could be the other setting to check when at home, but i think we've got to the bottom of it thanks to your directions, i was more worried that the card was stuffed, which i guess its not.
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