Shared folder gets unshared

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January 12, 2010 at 10:39:45
Specs: Windows XP PRO, 2GB
I am trying to use DirSync Pro through wireless to share a folder between two computers.
One of them has win xp pro and when I share one of its hard disk's folder, it gets quickly (in less than a minute, may be a few seconds) unshared and therefore, I have problems to carry out the synchronization.
Nonetheless, when I do this all the same but through ethernet local network with a rj-45 cable connecting the two computers, then the folder does not get unshared and I can do the synchronization.
So does any of you know why this folder get unshared when I do this process through wireless local network?
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January 20, 2010 at 18:55:06
I will try to describe my problem better.

I have this problem with Win XP PRO in a laptop. Whenever I share a folder, no matter whether it is a folder inside of an internal drive (like a hard disk) or it is just a folder on a external usb drive it gets unshared a few seconds after sharing the drive. This behaviour happens as long as my wireless connection is enabled. If I disable this wireless connection and then use just a peer to peer ethernet connection, then I can share folders and can transfer files without being stopped a few secs after sharing the folder.

Does anyone know why this might be happening?
Another important data: when I said that I have tested this in any drive whether internal or not I meant I have tested in a laptop's hard disk folder and in a laptop' CDROM folder. I said "internal" and "external" because I think the CDROM drives is connected through USB even though it is an internal drive to the laptop.
I have no other firewall besides Windows xp pro firewall.

Any idea to solve this issue and let me transfer files in a local network through wireless and Win XP PRO?
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January 21, 2010 at 07:29:41

1. don't use third party software for doing something that is native to the OS.

2. compare ip addresses you get between being wired and wireless.

3. make sure in tcp/ip properties of the wireless connection that netbios over tcp/ip is enabled.

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January 21, 2010 at 08:04:51
Firstly, How can Windows do what Dir Sync Pro do?

Secondly, both IP addresses are different but I do not think that should matter. Anyways, since I have a static IP address at the ethernet network card, I tried by setting a static ip address for the wireless card outside of the DHCP servers range of IP addresses but it did not work either becuase folders kept getting unshared. I could go online though with static IP address so the connection seemed to be ok.

Thirdly, enabling netbios over tcp/ip. I already checked that choice. It noticed that it was set by default. So I changed to the choice which forces enabling Netbios and it did not make any difference. (now I am just wondering whether I rebooted or not after changing this setting, I believe so, but I could try again just in case).

The thing is that it did not work like for 6 or 8 hours. But after few hours when the laptop was off, I booted it again and it got working what actually surprised me because I had not changed anything. Luckyly, this time that I booted the computer I found all the shares created that had been dissapearing as I was creating them. So by that time I thought the problem was somehow solved because I could even see the sares created in a previous windows session.

But again, I switchedo off the computer for a few more hours and when I booted it again I found that it did not work anymore since the shared folders got unshared in a matter of seconds. Having seen that behaviour, I thought that some virus might be involved.
And now I am trying with avast. Let's see the report when it finishes because it is quite slow.
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