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Changing computer name broke network sharing

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I use windows 7. Before changing the name, I had one folder on the network, with read-only rights granted to everyone, and no need to login. So, no username or password dialog ever came up.

Yesterday, I changed the name of my computer, and I am no longer able to access this computer over the network, it gives me a login window. If I enter the username and password (which is nothing), it does not let me in. I have spent almost an hour playing about with all the settings in "advanced sharing settings", as well as removing and re-adding the folder to share, to try and get the same functionality as I had before the name change.

I am desperate. How do I fix this cluster****?
post #2 of 6
Have you tried sharing it by IP address? If that works without making you log in with no password then that's your answer.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;11968991 
Have you tried sharing it by IP address? If that works without making you log in with no password then that's your answer.

How do I do that?
post #4 of 6
In the dialogue box where you "map a network drive" instaed of putting the name like "\\\\server\\share" put "\\\\192.168.2.2\\share" where '192.168.2.2' is the address of your server.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;11969013 
In the dialogue box where you "map a network drive" instaed of putting the name like "\\server\share" put "\\192.168.2.2\share" where '192.168.2.2' is the address of your server.

Any idea how to do this under Linux? Google doesn't help. If not, then any ideas as to what caused my original problem, and how to fix that?

EDIT: I found a method, and it still connects to the computer, and the login prompt still comes up. So, I can connect to my computer, I just can't get rid of, or get past, the login prompt that never used to come up. I don't want to get past the prompt, I want to get rid of it. Also note, exactly the same behaviour when I use a friends Windows machine.
Edited by thealmightyone - 1/11/11 at 5:12am
post #6 of 6
ahhhhh linux. Sorry, i've not used it to mount a network drive in years.

Don't think i can help, it's a very strange problem.
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