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    #41 ikon

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    Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

    OK, the beer didn't help. Well, it helped but it didn't really help. I was able to get the connector to install without too much trouble last night. After I unplugged the wired connection, I let the computer stay on over night (on a wireless connection) and it didn't create a backup.

    Something that I just noticed: in the Network and Sharing Center, it says that I am connected to my new wireless SSID (Undercover Police Van #9). BUT! The desktop shows that it is connected to the old network name (Undercover Police Van #4). I feel that part of this might be some of the problem. For instance, while on a wired connection, I was able to RDP into the desktop. After trying this over wireless, I got the same errors that I had been getting earlier.

    Interestingly, I cannot connect to the server using the connector software (on wired or wireless connection). I'm grasping at straws at this point.


    Undercover Police Van??? I hope you really are a cop, or you might just get a knock on your door :)

    re: the wireless connection. Did you remove/delete all the existing wireless profiles before joining up to the new one?
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    Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

    At some point in time, I'm sure if you looked at irony in wikipedia, you would see my list of SSIDs.

    I did not remove the existing profiles. I will try removing all of them and then adding just the one that I am using.
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    Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:00 PM

    At some point in time, I'm sure if you looked at irony in wikipedia, you would see my list of SSIDs.


    Ah, well, I use the original meaning of 'irony' when I use it, not the 'co-incidence' meaning that everyone seems to use they days.

    I did not remove the existing profiles. I will try removing all of them and then adding just the one that I am using.


    Let us know how that works out.
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    Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

    I tried removing the old SSID's from the wifi setup, that didn't work. However, I did try something interesting. From "run", it executed the server's IP (//192.blah.blah.blah). BAM! There are all my shares. So for some reason, my notebook isn't recognizing the name "server" perhaps this is because I previously had the server named something else?
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    Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

    Did you mention you had changed the server's name? I don't think you mentioned you changed the server's name. If you had mentioned you changed the server's name, a bunch of us would have speculated you have a DNS issue. :)

    Try flushing the DNS cache. From a CMD box, type ipconfig /flushdns. If you're curious, try ipconfig /displaydns to confirm that the laptop thinks the server has the old name.
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    Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

    ikon, you may be a genius!

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    I'm when I get home I'll post back to let you know if this fixes it. I have my hopes high for this one.
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    Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

    I have actually met a couple geniuses in my life; trust me, I ain't one :)
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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

    OK, you were right. You aren't a genius. I also talked to my IT guy at work today. So here is what I did:
    ipconfig /flushdns
    nbtstat /R /r /RR
    arp /d *

    After all of this, my old server name is the only thing left when I do a "ipconfig /displaydns"
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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

    I also tried to manually manipulate the hosts files (hosts, lmhosts). Those appear to just be sample files (windows/system32/drivers/etc/). If I have the wrong file location perhaps someone might know where I can find the correct file location.
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    Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

    OK, you were right. You aren't a genius. I also talked to my IT guy at work today. So here is what I did:
    ipconfig /flushdns
    nbtstat /R /r /RR
    arp /d *

    After all of this, my old server name is the only thing left when I do a "ipconfig /displaydns"


    Are you saying the DNS cache has the old name still in it? If so, that is a problem. Did the command give you a response of Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache ?

    I also tried to manually manipulate the hosts files (hosts, lmhosts). Those appear to just be sample files (windows/system32/drivers/etc/). If I have the wrong file location perhaps someone might know where I can find the correct file location.


    You edit the hosts file, using the examples inside as a guide. Just don't put the comment character at the front of the line. But, to me, this is a last resort. You should not need a local hosts file if your LAN is working properly. There should be a line that says:

    127.0.0.1 localhost

    Just put another one under it with the address and name of your server.
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    Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

    As a service to the community, I thought that I should finally close this issue. I ended up blowing the drive away and starting over. Not the option I was hoping for, but it worked.
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    Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

    Well, in the end, working is what counts. Glad you at least got it resolved.
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