Access network driver shared folder

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  1. fazekaim macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    i would like to access my vipower network drive using his hostname.

    using smb://192.168.1.104/shareddirname
    works fine (so, using it's ip address)

    but from finder networking, i found the hostname of the drive, but clicking on the hostname i receive this:

    "alias xxx could not be found. because the original item could not be found"

    Accessing by IP isn't good for me. My router can give other IP address in the next time, and i don't want to find out it's actual ip address...

    How can i access the drive using his name?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does the name have any strange characters or spaces? Is it very long? :)
     
  3. fazekaim thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... Okay, run me through your network set up. What is this drive connected to? Do you have a Windows 2003 Server somewhere in there? Is setting your router to distribute static IPs an option? :)
     
  5. fazekaim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a vipower network drive, i connected it to the router.
    (It's a winchester with a ethernet capable box.)

    When i turn on the box, it request an ip address by dhcp, and i begins to serve access to it's fat32 content via name: landisk.

    In XP i open the workgroup netork and i see the 'Landisk' ikon, and i open it's folder.

    In mac i see the landisk ikon, and i see what i described in my post.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well on the Mac, check that the DNS Server settings in the Airport pane of System Preferences include your router's address. :)
     
  7. fazekaim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    smb://landisk/dirname

    result: the finder cannot complet the operation becouse some data in smb://landisk/dirname cannot be read or written (error code -36)
     
  9. fazekaim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    smbclient //hostname/share -- found the drive's folders
    nmblookup U IPaddr hostname --- can resolve the ip address

    but using smb://landisk doen't work at all....
    There is an admin web page for this network drive:
    http://landisk

    it doesn't work, but http://192.168.1.104 works...

    so, i think the name resolving doesn't work well. i should resolve the name via netbios, but using only dns???

    Any idea?
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Just give the NAS a fixed IP and if you must, modify your hosts file to create the hostname mapping.
     

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