The problem is that he cannot browse network shares, but it's more complicated than it first appears. The problem machine is called "Mike-Laptop" and it cannot access anything. This happens on the home network and his work network, which are completely different so this implies a problem with the laptop itself. However, this problematic machine CAN see all other machines on the network. It can:
- Ping and be pinged, both by IP and computer name
- Stream media via Windows Media Player both to the laptop and from it
- Have its shares opened by other machines on the network
- Use Remote Desktop to access other machines on the network
- Run Synergy and be controlled by another machine, and vice versa
- Access the Internet
Essentially the only thing that does not work is opening network shares (i.e. \\Server\Share).
The exact error message is:
The odd thing is that trying to access the Arch Linux server produces a different error message, which is:Windows Hates You wrote:\\MIKE-DESKTOP is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the network administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The specified network provider name is invalid.
The network diagnostics don't actually find a problem, that's the weird thing. And as I said before, streaming media, Remote Desktop and essentially everything except browsing folders works.Windows Hates You wrote:Windows cannot access \\lyra
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.
Error Code: 0x80004005
Solutions We've Tried
- Release/Renew IP
- (Re)install network adapters
- Turn off Wireless N (the laptop has Wireless N)
- Turn off IPv6
- Tried both Ethernet and wireless
- Update drivers for network adapters
- Ensure both Server and Workstation services are running on all machines
- Flush the DNS resolver cache
- Toggle NetBIOS (on/off/default)
We are trying to avoid reformatting, but if that's all that works then so be it...