Wireless transfer problem

By dbmgeo
Aug 23, 2006
  1. Hi there,

    I have a problem when I try to transfer big files from my notebook to my desktop PC.
    It gives me an error telling me that either the drive is not accessible.
    The drive is shared with all rights so I don't know why does it do that.

    My desktop is connected directly to the router via a network cable and the notebook is connected wireless.

    It works perfectly when I perform the transfer using a network cable for the notebook, but I do not know why it does not work with wireless.

    Please help me.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    hum; the cable / wirless connection is a transport layer. disk access is
    not related at all, but sometimes widows barfs up real bogus messages.

    go back to a wired connection and make sure that works correctly.
    if you can view a shared folder and descend into it, then data transfer
    either way should work (assuming you've set full permissions to do so).

    'wireless transport' will then work the very same.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Is there any additional information? If this is related to privileges/permissions, Windows will tell you something like, "Drive is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this resource. Access denied". If it leaves the last part off, then you might have a connectivity problem.

    As JoBeard mentioned, wireless works just the same as wired.

    The only explanation I can think of is your wireless signal could be unreliable... Perhaps your router or wireless NIC are dropping your connection or there may be a firmware issue with transferring large files... etc.
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