Home based Business network problems
Posted on 2013-06-07
I have a router based business network, one Dell m4600 laptop, the other a Dell 5500 workstation. I also have a Seagate NAS 110 BlackArmor device used for backing up both machines on daily basis. Both machines are running W7 64bit. I should note that I am able to backup from both machines to the NAS device. Also, I should also note that I do have Windows firewall on, but I DO NOT have the firewall on for the router. I was told by Seagate that having two firewalls can cause a problem with their backup software. I had numerous problems getting Seagate backup jobs to run for both machines. I also had problems connecting to the NAS using the “name” of it. I had to use the ip address. While fixing all these issues with the Seagate software, it left me with the following issues….
-I am unable to see the NAS device through windows explorer from the T5500 station. I used to be able to but after doing all the above I cant.
-I can’t access the T5500 shared folders from the 4600 machine, when I used to be able to but again, something changed after correcting all the Seagate issues.
-While I can see the NAS device thru windows explorer from the 4600 machine, I can’t access it. When I try I get prompted for a username and password, and nothing works.
I am not a network person so all this is a problem getting resolved…From top to bottom I think my home based network needs some cleaning up…