I have two TS-109 Pros on the same network, and neither is visible on XP Pro or Vista (Ultimate & Home Premium) clients. I was hopeful that the latest 1.1.5 firmware would fix the problem, but no joy. I have power-cycled the QNAP units and clients multiple times. Per comments from Andy in another thread, I have also tried disabling and then re-enabling Windows networking on the TS-109s. I have tried variously enabling and disabling WINS (which should not make a difference in a workgroup...) and Domain Master (which also
should not apply in a workgroup...). The Workgroup name is correct, and the server name is legal (e.g.: 'NAS-1TB').
1) Start -> Run -> \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and access all the shares, &
2) Map to \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and access all the shares
However, I can not
1) Start -> Run -> \\Server-Name ("The network path was not found"), or
2) *Browse* the network and find the QNAP
More important, the connection must be re-initialized manually at least once per day. This is creating repeated failures in my automatic rsync backup process, which is the entire reason that I bought these.
The results are the same whether I have only one client (XP Pro, or Vista Ultimate, or Vista Home Premium) attached to the network, or all of my clients active. I don't think this is a Microsoft issue, since I have a D-Link DNS-323 on the same network, and that is instantly recognized on any of the clients as soon as I power it up. Each of my clients can also browse all of the others, but none
of them can browse to the QNAP NAS.
I love the rich features on the TS-109 Pro, but this flaky basic file sharing is making these devices nearly useless - and driving me crazy...
Any suggestions? Please??