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    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 5th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    Network Discovery Won't Stay Turned On
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    • 5th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
    Network Discovery Won't Stay Turned On 5th Sep 17 at 9:58 AM

    I have had a search of the forum and Google but am still struggling with my NAS.

    The problem is that the connections to my mapped drives on the NAS appears to be intermittent. I'm sure it has got worse more recently. Sometimes in the main Windows Explorer window the mapped drives have a big red X on them. If I double click I will get a error (unable to connect, although the error can vary). Sometimes even with the red X, if I expand the networked folders in the left hand panel I can navigate the folders / files ok.

    Anyway, long/short.... 'Network Discovery' is turned off.

    I have Googled the problem and mostly I get the information to ensure the below services are running:

    DNS Client
    Function Discovery Resource Publication
    SSDP Discovery
    UPnP Device Host

    ....and they are all running.

    I've also come across information relating to checking/changing the firewall option of 'Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall' but have been unable to identify what to do/add. Feel that if I resolve the Network Discovery to be on then the problem should go away.

    I'm not sure what else to try to do. Any help, anyone?
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    If you're already behind a NAT router then anything on top of Windows firewall is pointless really. Windows firewall since W7 has been fine - no need for any additional firewall protection.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    Glad you got sorted.
    When we start digging that deep to fix an issue, it always ends up being something obvious that we missed !

    You DONT need 2 firewalls.

    As DoaM says above, there is no need whatsoever for a 3rd party firewall.
    The windows one works just fine unless you need to start doing some real funky stuff - which you dont.

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    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 7th Sep 17, 9:36 AM
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    Many thanks for your help, and my apologies leading you down the garden path.
    Personal Responsibility - Sad but True

    Sometimes.... I am like a dog with a bone
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