Networking with Windows7
Windows 7 SMB sharing for NMT
This is a guide to setup sharing of media from a Windows 7 to the NMT.
Network and Sharing Centre Settings
Start by setting Windows 7 network settings as illustrated below:
NOTE: You need to do this in your current network profile - which should be HOME on a HOME network.
NOTE: In case you did all that is written below and to no avail - you could try uninstalling Windows Live Sign-in Assistant, some people have reported that solving their issues.
NOTE If your internet connection keeps dropping every so often then go to Advanced settings for your network adapter and Disable Receive Side Scaling or Task Offload depending on whether your PC has a Realtek or Atheros network adapter.
NOTE Also -- if your running any 3rd party firewalls.. You will need to configure them to allow file and print sharing as well.
Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings:
Then create a folder and put your media files in this folder. Rightclick the folder and select "Share with.../specific people...", and type "Everyone" in the empty field
Hit the Add button and you will now have added the group "Everyone" with read rights, finally hit "Share"
Depending on configuration you may also need to enable the local security setting "Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users"
Start editing local security settings by selecting the start menu/All Programs/Accessories, select "run",
type secpol.msc and hit enter.
Select "Local policies".
Select "Security options".
Find "Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users" and set it to enabled if disabled.
Not all versions of Windows 7 have secpol.msc, see the instruction lower down for how to edit the registry settings for Windows 7.
If you're still having trouble, try out Windows Share Manager tool to ensure your shares are all in order. Make sure to use the 'Sharing Registry Fix' to smooth out any problems.
Windows 7 Manual Sharing Registry Fix
In particular users of Windows Live software may find that network shares that are available via direct saved network shares on the NMT as not accessible when using the Network Browser access in the Home/Sources menu.
Windows 7 does not have secpol.msc so it is necessary to edit the settings in the registry manually.
A quick workaround or to see if this is the problem is to uninstall Windows Live software and then reboot. If you can now access via Network Browser then you know that the problem is with Windows Live software. Short of not using this software a quick fix is to edit some registry values.
To enter your W7 registry simply type Regedit in your W7>Start>Search
Then browse through the open window to the following location:
- On the right side Double Click on everyoneincludesanonymous and in the pop-up change the value data from a 0 value to a 1
- Double Click on NoLmHash and in the pop-up change the Value Data from a 1 value to a 0
Then browse to the location:
This time Double Click on restrictnullsessaccess and change the 1 value to a 0
Reboot your PC. Then reboot your NMT. You should now be able to see your shared folders/files via Network Browser on the Home/Sources screen.
Master Browser - LANScan
- To find out which devices are on your local areas network try this LANScan app. Simply place it on your PC and run. It will then tell you each device and which one is the master browser. Credit to the developer Scottie.