However when I type in the shared directory manually (ie "\\chris\netmusic") I encounter no problems. It's just a minor issue I think, but it's bugging the crap out of me for not knowing where the resolution lies. Anyone have this problem before or care to offer some suggestions?
I have disabled firewalls and antivirus on both sides, reconfigured following the guide on here, WINS enabled, checked router settings for firewall, disabled even Windows' firewall etc. What else can I try or what can I do to narrow the problem down?
(I'd also ask about how to decrease the response time as it seems a bit sluggish right now, probably part and parcel to the problem above. To draw out the sluggishness imagine I just typed into the address bar \\chris\shareddir - it would take 1-1.5 minutes to list the directory even if the directory was empty! Well, take this into consideration too in your suggestions.)
If you guys need any setting specific info just let me know. Thanks in advance.