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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:24 am 
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Bought a new Windows 8.1 tablet, and while setting it up to access network shares, ran into a strange issue.
The tablet sees all network PCs including my NAS, and can access all shares. The issue is, connecting to my W7 desktop the tablet wants a user name/password to access. If I type gibberish for both, I get access. In addition, the NAS, which REQUIRES a user name/password, is open to the tablet.
This really isn't causing any problems, just curious as to why it's happening.
Anyone seen this behavior? :dunno:

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Well, check the access rules on the windows 7 machine and the NAS because it sounds like you have some things set to open for "public"

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:45 pm 
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All other PCs in the network need the user name/password for the NAS, and all can freely access shares across the network. Tried to access the tablet, and it asks for user name/password. Typed gibberish and it connects. I can live with this, just curious as to why....

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. If I type gibberish for both, I get access.
If you type nothing at all and hit enter do you still get access?

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No, still asks for user network name/password.
Jeez I'm an idiot.....enter the gibberish, then tick "Remember my network Credentials", no more issue :mb_smack::

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hahaha, you're not more idiot than many of us having experienced a similar issue :lol:

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A minimal security check on "guests" and a non-secure password are still better than none! Perhaps, you might even gain access with the line from a song about the "Green Door".. "Joe sent me"! :lol: :lol:

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Karl, guest account can access internet only. Access to home network is denied. (SSID and network name are different).

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Mark H wrote:
Access to home network is denied. (SSID and network name are different).

Having the same work group name and protocol for all units on an Intranet is recommended. But older OS versions may not accept the newer defaults. "Workgroup" is archaic. Use a pet's (or other) name for part of the domain, such as "Rhinogroup".
Access to any personal computer should be restricted to authorized 'guests' or users. Our modern "toys" do not have the best security programs.. costing companies thousands of dollars.
The Internet access is mainly a public domain, but our personal Intranet is (or should be) considered private. A user name and password are required for most sites.. not as stringent as should be for our own systems. Once a proper password and user name are set, should be no hassle with connecting to a private network unit. Security is a lot tighter on the latest OS versions.

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