Network share requesting password, but password protection turned off!

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  1. Posts : 82
    Windows10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Thanks for the info. I tried that with no effect.

    What could it be about the connection via wireless that causes the target machines to block the laptop?

    Would Windows even be able to detect that the laptop connection is coming into the router via wireless?

    When the laptop is connected via a 'hard-wired' Ethernet connection everything works fine, it must be something to do with the wireless connection. What's changed in Wind 10 1607 that could cause this?

    It's a tricky one, and no mistake!

    Cheers,

    Mike.
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #12

    When the laptop is connected via a 'hard-wired' Ethernet connection everything works fine, it must be something to do with the wireless connection. What's changed in Wind 10 1607 that could cause this?
    For Home Network. It is always a good practice to assign a static IP for each device (use LAN settings in Router) so that when power up a device (PC, Printer, smart TV etc...) you'd get the same IP for each device, otherwise you might get a different IP then Network will be broken temporarily until DNS is refreshed.

    Also double check if your Laptop is set to private
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  3. Posts : 241
    Pro 20H2
       #13

    mingle said:
    it must be something to do with the wireless
    Red herring.
    My similar problem occurs with Ethernet.
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  4. Posts : 677
    10 Pro/11 Pro Dual Boot
       #14

    Please try the following:

    1. Run gpedit.msc.

    2. Go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

    3. Set Accounts: Limit local accounts use of blank passwords to console login only = Disabled.

    Description: This security setting determines whether local accounts that are not password protected can be used to log on from locations other than the physical computer console. If enabled, local accounts that are not password protected will only be able to log on at the computer's keyboard.
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  5. Posts : 7,264
    windows 10
       #15

    It depends whats asking for a password no password on the sharing is one thing but then NTFS permission kick in if they are not set right you will be asked for a password and denied access until you do
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  6. Posts : 82
    Windows10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    A bit of an old thread, but it definitely drove me crazy. However, it's now solved.

    I believe (but have no way of confirming) that it was either the Windows 20H2 or 21H1 upgrade that resolved the issue.

    I didn't change any configuration-settings on my systems, after giving-up on the issue, many months ago.

    Then, a few months back, I tried accessing the network via the (previously) offending machines and everything worked: all systems could see and read/write to each other!

    Cheers,

    Mike.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 Pro
       #17

    mingle said:
    A bit of an old thread, but it definitely drove me crazy. However, it's now solved.

    I believe (but have no way of confirming) that it was either the Windows 20H2 or 21H1 upgrade that resolved the issue.

    I didn't change any configuration-settings on my systems, after giving-up on the issue, many months ago.

    Then, a few months back, I tried accessing the network via the (previously) offending machines and everything worked: all systems could see and read/write to each other!

    Cheers,

    Mike.

    Master Browser might have been messed up. Had that happen to me. Designated one of my NAS units as the master browser and rebooted the affected PC and all was well.
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