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[A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
11-05-2012, 01:37 PM
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[A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
Hi,

Hopefully I'm posting this in the right place and the problem has not been dealt with previously. My apologies otherwise.

I have inherited an A-100 from my brother, with an internal disk installed (and working), but I'm not able to connect to the A-100's disk via my computer.

This is what I have:
  • PCH A-100 connected via cable to a router
  • Computer (with Windows 7) connected to same router through WiFi


This is what I want to do:
- I would like to be able to access the disk drive on the A-100 via my computer so that I can transfere files from my computer to the A-100. This so to make use of the A-100's storing capacity, avoiding to having to stream films and photos from my computer when I want to watch themon the TV.

I have read on the forum about close related problems, but so far without luck.

I have followed the instructions on the Wiki for Connecting to the Internal Disk, i.e. connecting Windows to a NMT SMB share.

But I ran into the "Enter Network Password"-window, and I can get no furher.

I have also followed the instructions regarding Networking with Windows7, also on the NMT Wiki
But no luck!

This is what I can do:
  • I can successfully ping my NMT
  • I can connect to my NMT via myiHome, but only sometimes (?!)
  • I can stream films to NMT via my torrent client Vuze


Current firmware is: 01-17-110314-15-POP-402-000
Before resetting to factory settings, to try if that helps, I would like to know if there is anything else I can try.

My brother was using this kind of setup with the wireless router, and managed to get it all running, but that was with Windows XP.

Please, let me know if you have any ideas.

Cheers,
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11-06-2012, 01:57 AM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2012 02:06 AM by VideoRipper.)
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RE: [A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
It really shouldn't be too difficult: there's nothing to install on your Windows machine.

You only need to make sure you've set up your NMT correctly:
  • Make sure the Samba-server is running (in Setup->Applications->Samba)
  • Know the IP address of your PopCorn Hour; I prefer to connect using its IP, since some routers,
    like those from Asus, may interfere when trying to connect using its devicename Dodgy
  • Abviously, your PCH needs to be connected to your LAN

In Windows (any version), do the following:
  • Open Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer)
  • Right click on "Network" and select "Map network drive..."
  • Choose a drive-letter (I use "P:", for PopCorn Hour) Wink
  • As folder enter: \\IP.OF.PCH\share, where IP.OF.PCH is the IP of your PopCorn Hour (eg. 192.168.0.250)
  • When aked for a username/password, enter:
    • Username: nmt
    • Password: 1234
  • You may want to check the "Reconnect at logon" option, so you don't have to reconnect everytime you boot your PC
  • That's it Smile

If that still doesn't work, first try the obvious network troubleshooting, like pinging it and watch if it responds.
Code:
C:\>ping 192.168.0.250

Pinging 192.168.0.250 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.250: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.250: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.250: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.250: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.250:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

or Telnet it:
Code:
C:\>telnet 192.168.0.250
should give:
Code:
/opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/HARD_DISK #

You can also access it over FTP:
Code:
C:\>ftp 192.168.0.250
Connected to 192.168.0.250.
220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd ----------
220-You are user number 1 of 10 allowed.
220-Local time is now 02:04. Server port: 21.
220 You will be disconnected after 1440 minutes of inactivity.
User (192.168.0.250:(none)): ftpuser
331 User ftpuser OK. Password required
Password:
230-This server supports FXP transfers
230 OK. Current directory is /
ftp>
  • Username: ftpuser
  • Password: 1234


Greetz,

Peter.
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11-06-2012, 10:43 PM
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RE: [A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
Thank you for taking your time with this VideoRipper/Peter.

The matter is now resolved.
I tried both the things you suggested. The first one (which I had also tried before) didn't work. Then I tried to connect via ftp, and that didn't work either.

But then I got to thinking. Both you and the other information sources I've consulted had reffered to the user name being "nmt" (or ftpuser) and the password being "1234", but the previous owner had changed the password, and so had I when I first got the PCH.
So I went back and changed the password back to "1234", and tried your steps again, and voilà! It worked!

It's the strangest thing though. When I initially changed the password I made a propper, secure one, with both digits and letters. The PCH accepted the changed password, but I couldn't log in with it. Then when I changed it back to default "1234" everything started working. I have now changed it again, but this time to one with only digits and that seems to be working fine.

Lesson learned: Apparently one should not get too clever when creating a password, cause the machines might not be able to keep up. Cool

Thanks you very much for you help though.
Cheers,
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11-07-2012, 12:00 AM
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RE: [A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
Yeah the PCH sometimes is a weird little beast, but I love it no matter what Heart
Great to hear you got it working! Smile

Greetz,

Peter.
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11-13-2012, 02:37 PM
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RE: [A-100] Can't connect via SMB to PCH's Internal Disk from computer with Windows 7
You have to reboot the player for changes to some of the NMT Apps to take effect.

so although you may change it may still require a power down and back up for the linuix apps to change.

A400: SD Card(Apps), HDMI C200: USB(Apps), BD ROM (SH-B083L(SB01)), HDMI
CAT6 Wired Network: TV Panasonic TX-P42G20, HP ProCurve 1400-8G, Netgear GS-608/605, Synology CS407
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