Probelm accessing shared folders on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Other LAN and WAN' started by wifesabitch, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. wifesabitch

    wifesabitch New Around Here

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    I have two desktops both have Windows 8 Pro 64bit, both just use the stock AV.
    Router is the Asus RT-N66U

    Both desktops have the same sharing settings (as far as I know) but I'm having problems accessing one of them with two different devices.

    Using my Patriot Box Office media player and the AiCloud software (from the router) I get a pop-up asking for a login and password and I can't get in. It fails every time. But that's just with one of the desktops, the other it never asks, just let's me in. I don't get it
    Any idea what to try to get this to work or any settings I need to mess around with?

    ...I don't have any problems accessing any of my shared folders using my Android devices either if that matters.
     
  2. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

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    $90 for Windows 7 CD is a cure for lots of ills in windows 8 desktops. Erase/replace.

    also, in Win8, turn off HomeGroup if it's on. Same for Win7 to interoperate with NASes, XP, non-windows SMB-based devices.
     
  3. wifesabitch

    wifesabitch New Around Here

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    I like Windows 8, this seems like the only problem I have with it

    Homegroup is off.


    I e-mailed Patriot and am still waiting on a reply...not bothering with Asus, because they are just useless.
     

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