Linksys/T-Mobile Hot Spot (wireless) ROUTER with Ethernet connections to 1) Home Phone, 2) iMAC PowerPC/OS X Leopard, 3) PC/MSI K8N MBoard/AMD Athlon 64 Processor/2gig RAM/Windows 7 32bit and 4) IOMEGA HOME MEDIA NETWORK HARD DRIVE (herein "NHD").
PERTINENT SYSTEM STATUS:
The NHD contains 1) a "BACKUPS" folder with sub-folders containing scheduled & unscheduled backups and system images from both computers and 2) other specific folders e.g. MOVIES.
Upon attempting to open the "BACKUPS" folder on the NHD from the PC, as User/Administrator, a WINDOWS SECURITY panel opens 1) requesting a user name and NETWORK password to the NHD, 2) listing the PC name as a DOMAIN name and 3) a red "X" - "Access Denied".
CONFLICTS & FACTS:
1) As User/Administrator, I have not set any "folder" security/passwords, 2) I can open, view, edit and delete any of the other folders on the NHD from the PC and can open, view, edit and delete ALL folders from the iMAC , 3) I have NO domain setup, only a WORK GROUP name, 4) Network access protection is OFF.
WIN 7 RESPONSE UPON SELECTING "BACKUPS" FOLDER PROPERTIES ON THE PC:
General Tab: ♦File Type > Share
Network Tab: ♦Computer Name > the NHD ?? ♦Computer Type > Windows NT 4.9 Server ??
♦Work Group > "WORKGROUP" (WRONG - The Control Panel System Info shows the true Work Group Name)
Security Tab: ♦Object Name > \\Iomega-....\Backups "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings." (I have set NO folder securities)
Previous Versions Tab: None
THE ABOVE PROBLEM BEGAN RECENTLY AND UNEXPECTENTLY!