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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2012
    "There was a problem connecting to the server..."
    For the life of me I can't find a solution to this.

    Running off my personal PC I have a share drive. Every PC in the house connects to it perfectly. My MBP did once, and won't anymore. It had connectivity for all of about 5minutes then it dropped it.

    I setup a new home server running off a HP Proliant. The PC's connect to it fine, its running Server 2008 R2.

    The MBP connected to it fine, then dropped connection.

    I can't figure out where to even start.

    It is working, Im actually transferring backups from the PC's to the server now... But the MBP won't see it.

    Running 10.7.2

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    Try SMB://ipaddress instead.



    Or add the hostname of the home server to the host file on the Mac in /etc/hosts

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2012
    No go on that.

    My coworker sent me the following:

    Lion removed Samba for a different implementation of SMB. It's bad so I hear. Maybe you can get it to mount as AFS or NFS instead of SMB. Or find a Samba install from MacPorts/Fink

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