Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:32 Post subject: SMB Server & Windows XP
Just switched out old router that was running 3.0-r31277 2/7/17 for a new one running 3.0-r4911 12/23/21. Was using the old one as a NAS and have several WinXP virtual machines that need to connect to it. I was able to connect the XP machines to the the old router but on the new one I can see the shares but can't log int them.
I know that XP uses SMB 1.0 and tried setting protocol level to "NT 1.0". I actually tried all of the versions in the drop-down but still can't connect to the shares.
Let me clarify/update a few things as when I wrote my original post I was so tired from spending the entire afternoon trying to get this to work that there are a few errors in the original post.
On the XP boxes I dont even see the new NAS as a item in Network Neighborhood I do see all of the other shares and computers on the network. I even see the old NAS which obviously has a different name and IP.
I have been trying to connect the XP boxes the entire time using the IP and/or share name (\\192.168.1.50 & \\192.168.1.50\pub).
If I try to connect through Windows I get A login & password prompt box, if I try through a command prompt I am prompted for user/pw but get system error 5 - access denied.
Windows 7 I can see NAS2 under Network and see the shares and connect and also connect using the IP. All works OK under W7 as long as I dont keep the min/max protocol both set to "NT 1.0". I think SMB 1.0 is disabled on W7 so I have it set to min 1.0 / max 2.02
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 16:50 Post subject:
Netbios is deprecated and will likely not return, we probably will see mDNS in future windows versions.
So there is no network discovery for XP but it should be possible to connect by IP address as PYB said, I would think.
As I see it you have three options if you really need Network discovery for XP.
1. Upgrade to at least Windows 7.
2. Use an old build but that is not recommended if the router is directly connected to the internet as there are safety issues in older builds, if you want to go this route, I think the last build of 2019 might work for you.
3. Find someone willing and capable to make a build with the old Samba36 (what router are we talking about, you forgot to mention that) _________________ Routers:Netgear R7800, R6400v1, R6400v2, Linksys EA8500, EA6900 (XvortexCFE), E2000 (converted WRT320N), WRT54GS v1.
Install guide R6400v2, R6700v3,XR300:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=316399 Install guide R7800/XR500:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614 Forum Guide Lines (important read):https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087