Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

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mrbosco
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Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by mrbosco » 15 Aug 2019 13:02

I have a lot of network drives. I'm finding that if I use \\MyNetworkDrive it often fails but if I use \\192.168.1.xxx it connects.
Windows Explorer seems to connect either way.
What could be the cause? Is there a setting that needs to be tweaked?

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by admin » 15 Aug 2019 16:18

When you say "it fails", what does that mean exactly. How does failure look?

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by mrbosco » 15 Aug 2019 16:37

Location currently not available.
\\MyNetworkDrive

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by admin » 15 Aug 2019 16:44

Is it password protected?

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by mrbosco » 15 Aug 2019 16:49

It has the standard ADMIN password but after entering that into the prompt provided by Windows Explorer it connects every time no problem with Windows Explorer (w/o being prompted each time)

XYPlorer connects with the IP just not with the URL (although some other drives seem to work either way).
Sometimes it works and then stops working so after resetting the NAS drives, routers etc I eventually replace the URL with the IP and everything works fine.

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by admin » 17 Aug 2019 11:01

So XY does prompt for the password, but after entering it you get a "Location currently not available."?

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Re: Sometimes URL don't connect but IP works fine

Post by mrbosco » 20 Aug 2019 21:27

No. Windows Explorer prompts for password once and then is fine.
XY continues to say location is not available yet same drive with IP address instead of URL works fine.

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