on my home network I set up a linksys 3500 router that has a usb storage connection.
I connected a 1tb usb drive to it and set up folders for sharing music and videos and documents. I had 2 computers running windows 7 and 1 running windows 8 and I had no problem accessing the shares from any computer.
I updated the windows 8 computer to 8.1 and since that time I have not been able to get the windows 8.1 computer to connect to any of the network folders.any time I try to map the folder as a network drive\\192.168.1.1\folder name it tells me that it cannot find the share. the windows 7 machines do not have any issues