I’ve referred to this issue a few times, but (since I am rarely onsite with thus device), here it is again in some more detail:
My friend runs a MBLD with the latest FW (updated 2 days ago) on four networked Win7 PCs via a Thomson cable modem/router and a switch (2 PCs per switch, due to the office layout). The four shares are properly set up and users assigned. Win7 on all PCs, however, holds the connection to the mapped shares for somewhere between 5 minutes and a few hours, then drops the connection for all PCs all of a sudden, saying the the network name is “already in use” (free translation as the PCs are set up in German). Nothing (that I’ve found) can restore access to the shares … except a reboot of the MBLD!
MBLD seems to be dropping Internet connection every now and then, but oddly not when PCs can’t access it. There’s a mix of wired and wireless going on, as some one switch and 2 of the PCs are connected via Wifi, rather than Ethernet.
All four PCs have McAfee"Total Protection" running, but I doubt whether this could be the problem. I’ve checked the cablemodem’s settings and have found nothing obvious.
I’m fairly desperate at ths point, as my friend runs a business and needs access to her files. Any and all suggestions are welcome!! Many thanks.