Since a few days I cannot access my Synology DiskStation via Windows Explorer on my Windows 8 Laptop. Settings are, as far as I know, unchanged. The DiskStation usually shows up under “Network” but when I try to access the DiskStation Windows says there’s no computer by that name in the network. This also happens when I try to access a windows XP computer in my network. Basically, all devices that do not support the home group are inaccessible. I don’t know whether this is cause or coincidence. I can access my Windows 7 PC just fine and the Windows 7 PC can usually access the DiskStation. Is this a Windows 8 problem?
I can ping the DiskStation on its (reserved) local IP, can access using IPaddress\folder name, can access DSM using local IP and Cloud Station is working fine. Also, no problems accessing the DiskStation with other devices (Win Explorer on Win7 Desktop and AppleTV with XMBC using SMB).
I was running DSM 4.2-3161 Beta. Just upgraded to 4.2-3202. No change.
Similar problems (but no solution):http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 2e036761a2viewtopic.php?f=111&t=56258
1. Network troubleshooter (says there’s no computer by that name in the network)
2. Rebooted the DS and the PC several times
3. Erased all password data in control panel -> user accounts.
4. Disabling and re-enabling Windows Network in DSM.
5. Returned windows firewall to default settings.
6. Disabled windows firewall
7. Rebooted the router.
8. Disabled the Router firewall.
9. Changing computer names to have ALL CAPS
10. Checked that workgroup is named WORKGROUP on all devices.
11. Checked that my home network is a private network
12. Disabled / re-enabled practically all advanced sharing settings: home groups, network detection, password management by windows or user etc.