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IT support thread for people who dont no to fix stuff and cant IT gud
If you're having issues with anything Gaming, Computer, Phone or Gadet related please post your queries here.

Please note this thread is intended as a help if you can't find it on the internet source. Please try to research your answers extensively online and if you're having trouble with specifics or diagnosing the issue, then ask here.

Mods, can you please deploy a "dont be a dick" policy in this thread removing any unrelated banter posts?


I'll start off with my new issue.

Windows 8 PC on home network is not appearing. Any media player/server running off the PC appears fine on the network, according to the PC itself, it IS on the network with network discovery on. Searching for the PC from any other device in the home network and the PC and its shared folders simply dont appear.

Ive done loads of research, checked firewall settings, checked its network discovery is enabled etc. The only difference I can see with it is as its running Windows 8, it has network discovery method WDS instead of NetBIOS.

I cant figure out at all why it doesnt work.

Thinking of just doing the upgrade to windows 8.1 and hopefully that works.

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Please note this thread is intended as a help if you can't find it on the internet source. Please try to research your answers extensively online and if you're having trouble with specifics or diagnosing the issue, then ask here.

Plz apply this logic to every single post you will make anywhere on ITM.
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workgroup/domain?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/w...nect-other-pcs
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hopefully, i'll update to 8.1 tonight see if i can try this.

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Rename thread to 'Jrod asks stupid questions, receives good answers, ignores advise'.
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Rename thread to 'Jrod asks stupid questions, receives good answers, ignores advise'.

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I liked the idea of a tech support thread for non-regulars to ask questions, not as a jrod thread.

If its going to be for non-regulars as well, all banter type posts will have to be removed.
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I love how precious you get when it's a thread you have created, but you are more than happy to absolutely bombard and ruin threads with your garbage posts.

This will get deleted but it is bang on ze money.
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Let's give the thread half a chance though hey.
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yeah gruso can you please clear up all the shit? I havent done anything to warrant the comments here. Theyve just come in laying down the abuse without being provoked.
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Let's give the thread half a chance though hey.

Someone still needs to insert all the posts from network-gate, the Jrod house exposé.
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I agree. have to edit an old post to include the OP text explaining the thread though
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When did Jarrard become self-aware?

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yeah gruso can you please clear up all the shit? I havent done anything to warrant the comments here. Theyve just come in laying down the abuse without being provoked.




(As far as the OP goes, what are you trying to achieve? Can't you achieve what you want by accessing the IP/name directly? That network discovery stuff has always been retarded.)
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connect to network shared folders from my raspberry pi.

I search for the ip address in smb but doesnt come up so i dunno.

Doesnt show up on gfs computer too. i'll go through the list that spokes sent, hopefully something there works.
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Ok so on the computer you're trying to connect to:

1. Win+R
2. \\localhost (Enter)

Do you see the d̶r̶o̶i̶d̶s̶ share you're looking for?
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connect to network shared folders from my raspberry pi.

I search for the ip address in smb but doesnt come up so i dunno.

Doesnt show up on gfs computer too. i'll go through the list that spokes sent, hopefully something there works.

turned on folder sharing?

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i'm at work now and this is all at home so i'll give it all a shot this arvo.

i'll get screenshots etc too where needed. its just confusing me because by all accounts, it should be working. and previously it used to work but randomly stopped one day and couldnt figure it out.

Maybe i need to connect it to the workgroup because its on a different one, unfortunately windows 8 doesnt have a network map because microsoft thought theyd just take it out. dont know why
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Can you ping the subnet using an IP tracer that's piggybacking the ethernet node?
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Would've tried that whilst going through lots of research.
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i'm at work now and this is all at home so i'll give it all a shot this arvo.

i'll get screenshots etc too where needed. its just confusing me because by all accounts, it should be working. and previously it used to work but randomly stopped one day and couldnt figure it out.

Maybe i need to connect it to the workgroup because its on a different one, unfortunately windows 8 doesnt have a network map because microsoft thought theyd just take it out. dont know why

Totes overthinking it. All the built in network 'features' of Windows are pretty nasty, IMO. Doing it all manually is a piece of piss and I think you'll find you have more control. Follow my steps above, and we'll take it from there depending on the results.
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thanks trase, i'll keep posted when i get home later.
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believe it or not i've actually built a visual basic UI from scratch for my work that is still in use before i even worked in IT (probably why i got the promotion to IT without having an interview).

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i think every tech help thread has a format c drive joke somewhere in it.
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Ok so on the computer you're trying to connect to:

1. Win+R
2. \\localhost (Enter)

Do you see the d̶r̶o̶i̶d̶s̶ share you're looking for?

yep, all my shared folders came up
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yep, all my shared folders came up

Okie doke, now:

1. Win+R
2. CMD (Enter)
3. HOSTNAME (Enter)

Switch to another PC

1. Win+R
2. \\[Result of HOSTNAME]\[Shared Folder] eg. \\MEDIA-PC\Videos\

That should prompt you for username/password, see how far that gets you from there.
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SOLVED!

set my sharing off, restarted computer.
set my sharing back on
restarted computer

was working.

on raspbmc side, had to put IP address, (192.168.1.1), the folder name and username/password
connected.

Thanks for your help!

i know the solution was a bit weird in the end but it was more breaking down and diagnosing what my issue was in the first place.
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aspbmc side, had to put IP address, (192.168.1.1), the folder name and username/password
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That's your fix right there. I guess your phone wasn't doing NETBIOS or whatevs.
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more like not resolving DNS
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Rename thread to 'Jrod asks stupid questions, receives good answers, ignores advise'.

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more like not resolving DNS

Nah it wouldn't be using DNS in that scenario, would have been trying NETBIOS broadcasts. Think about it, there wouldn't be a local DNS server with A records for his computer that the Blackberry was querying. I dunno, maybe I'm totes wrong, but that's what I think happened.
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are we talking about the same thing? raspbmc

but you're right.. i've never actually used raspbmc but like any l00nix distro it'd need to be running samba to talk to a doze box. That would also fix his name resolution problem too
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Oh shit, I just thought he was talking about a phone when I skimmed over it

Not that a phone would be using NETBIOS...
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So a water dragon came into my computer room chased by my feral cat couple weeks ago so I let him stay in there and kept my cats out. Now his gotten to the stage where his over 30 centimeters long knocking shit over and needs to find his own place. His a crafty devil and bolts straight under cupboards or large box piles every time I come into the room now. Last night he woke me up with a loud crash and I walk to the room fearing the worst to see him chilling on top of my pc staring at me, taunting me. I took a step into the room he bolted. How does one catch a dragon?
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Ok first thing to know is that dragons are incredibly greedy when it comes to magic. Do you know if he's an apprentice to a powerful witch? How many of your cats did he eat? Is your virus software up to date? What colour is your eversteel sword glowing? Have you recently downloaded any new programs? What, if any, folk songs put the beast at ease?
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Ok first thing to know is that dragons are incredibly greedy when it comes to magic. Do you know if he's an apprentice to a powerful witch? How many of your cats did he eat? Is your virus software up to date? What colour is your eversteel sword glowing? Have you recently downloaded any new programs? What, if any, folk songs put the beast at ease?

Tis no normal dragon. His faster then fiber to the node so he/she is indeed a powerful witch. About tree fiddy. Don't have any what do you recommend? Is this how he is beating me? It never stops shinning blue. notepad++. I am playing him house of the rising song and he seems to have stopped crashing around.


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I got my shoulders and head stuck in that gap trying to fish him out.
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nup, cant see it. could be anything.

Spoiler:


see it, just there in the blue part

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when water dragons are involved i suspect they require water. though i am unsure whether the water will make them stronger and more aggressive or calmer and quiet so you can catch them.

perhaps you need to do a little experiment. put a small amount of water (like a little container or lid of it) out for the dragon. Set up a box and stick trap like the picture below:



camouflage yourself under a sheet or computer or possible both and await the dragon to come to the water. pull the string and capture the dragon.
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this deserves its own thread. plus it aint "tech" help.
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shutup jrod

eona, i've heard there is a manual which has helped vikings with such conquests in the past: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892769/

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Wait... Water Dragons actually exist?

I thought we were being silly
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