Finder Internal Network Connectivity with SMB Shares

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcguru83, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

    pcguru83

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    I've been having some very odd internal network connectivity issues the last few weeks. First, here's what I'm working with:

    -1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6.2
    -File server running Windows Server 2008 64bit
    -Two SMB shares I access from the file server for archive storage and backup purposes from the Mini
    -All networked together into a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24-sp1

    So here's the deal. I can start up the Mini from a fresh boot and access my SMB file shares with no problems at all. The file server is pingable, and I can RDP into it with Remote Desktop.

    But put the computer to sleep? One third of it breaks--the SMB shares become inaccessible until after a reboot, BUT I can still ping the file server AND I can still RDP into it without any issues. It's for this reason I think it's a Finder-specific issues. It seems to "forget" my SMB shares after putting the computer to sleep, then can't "find" them again.

    FWIW, I thought it might be a name resolution issues, so I tried all this using the straight-up IP address but nothing changed. The SMB shares aren't accessible, but I can still ping and RDP into the file server without issue.

    Any suggestions? It's getting very frustrating rebooting my Mac virtually every time I need to access my file archive. It's also makes a consistent backup plan difficult, if not impossible.

    Oh, and one more data point. I've got a work laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. When the Mac has issues accessing the SMB shares, I can access the file shares just fine (both by hostname and IP address) on the Windows 7 machine.

    I'm quite at a loss here. I'm contemplating a fresh install here, but not really confident it would make a difference.
     
  2. pcguru83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    pcguru83

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    Anyone? I noticed there were some SMB fixes in the 10.6.3 update, I wonder if this may just magically disappear now. :)
     

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