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04 Jan, 2014

Login problems to Samba drive/file share on Windows 7

Posted by: mynag In: Computer|Solution & tips

If you have an Aztech Modem such as the DSL1015EN(L) or the DSL7000GRV modem where you have the Samba server enabled, you can actually connect any external USB drives or hard disks and share them across your network via LAN or WIFI, you might have encounter problems accessing the connected hard disks on Windows 7. On Windows XP, it works fine, and when you try accessing the modem (depending on the IP address of your modem, eg. 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254), you will be prompted with username and password much like accessing any other shared drives from another computer.
However, on Windows 7, the usual username and password will not work until you configure some settings on your computer.
  1. Run gpedit.msc
  2. Click on Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
  3. Scroll down the list until you find Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third party SMB Server. Double click on it and click on Enabled.
  4. Scroll down the list until you find Network security: LAN Manager authentication level. Double click on it and in the dropdown box select Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.
  5. Now try accessing the Samba shared drives. After entering the correct username and password, you should now be able to access them.

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