Smb1 to smb2

  1. lostsoul65's Avatar
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       #1

    Smb1 to smb2


    My computers can't see my network drive so I need to upgrade from smb1 to smb2 so does anyone know how to do this?
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  2. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #2

    SMB2 should be available as a default, however the drive will not appear in the network section. If your network drive is SMB2 capable, then it would be seen. Windows as of 1803 (I believe), turned off SMB1 by default. You can turn it back on by adding it to the windows features. If you search for "Features", you should see a "Windows Features" entry. Select it and you will be presented with a list of features that you can "Enable or Disable". Scroll down and find the SMB1 entry, and select. You will have to reboot your system and your network device will then appear in Windows Explorer network attachments. But since SMB1 has known security issues, I recommend you to mount your NAS as a network drive.

    You can do that via Explorer ("Mount Network Drive") and assign it a drive letter. The first time it will ask you for a password (The original one that you assigned to your NAS) and will remember it and every time you re-boot your system, it will re-mount it.

    PS: fill out your system specifications on this forum (Hardware, Windows Version, etc.), which will help everybody here understand your system needs.

    Enjoy.
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  3. lostsoul65's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Smb2


    Wouldn't it be better to make it SMB2 for better sercurity? The drive is old so I'm thinking about buying WDBVXC0040HWT from amazon. It's the first drive on the page. However I don't get the USB 3 located next to the RJ45
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  4. storageman's Avatar
    Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #4

    lostsoul65 said:
    Wouldn't it be better to make it SMB2 for better sercurity? The drive is old so I'm thinking about buying WDBVXC0040HWT from amazon. It's the first drive on the page. However I don't get the USB 3 located next to the RJ45

    I agree - better to use SMB2. I did a quick search on that part number and found this Robot Check It looks like it has USB 3.0 based on the connections on the back.
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