Frequently Asked Questions about Autoshares Network Connection Manager
The most frequently asked questions are listed below.
- How do I get free updates to Autoshares Network Connection Manager?
- How can I add a network folder to connect to?
- My NAS keeps telling me my password is incorrect (Error 86) on Vista
- Which Network Disk Drive do you recommend?
- Who was this software written for?
How do I get free updates to Autoshares Network Connection Manager?
Free updates are available to registered users from our registered users page at
How can I add a network folder to connect to?
Just navigate to the "C:\Program Files\Wieser Software Ltd\Autoshares" folder, or right click the icon on the desktop and choose "Open File Location".
Then double click autoshares.exe to allow you to configure the program
- To add a shared location, just double click in a blank area.
- To delete an item, so it is no longer connected at startup, just click on it and press the Del key on your keyboard
- To modify an item, double click it and edit it as required.
My NAS keeps giving me error 86, "The specified network password is not correct." on Vista
With some SAMBA based network attached storage devices, it is not possible to connect. This is caused by a change in the security model under Vista. To alter this behavior, and let older authentication mechanisms work, you need to modify the registry.
To do this, run regedit and navigate to the following key:
For security reasons, your system probably has the value of LmCompatibilityLevel set to 3. In order for it to work, you will need to change it to either 1 or 2. For technical details on what this key is for, please visit this site for details on The Most Misunderstood Windows Security Setting of All Time.
Are there any command line options to the program?
Yes, you can change what the program does by adding additional parameters to the command line. These are as follows:
- -connect Connect to all of the shares listed.
- -register Set the program to start automatically when the current user logs in.
Which Network Disk Drive do you recommend?
We used to recommend a network attached storage device, but now we suggest using a USB drive with your router.
We recommend you pair up the dual band wireless N ADSL2+ wireless modem gigabit router with the Seagate Expansions 1TB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive for PC
The router has 4 gigibit ports, and a usb connection that allows you plug in and share a network drive, and it plugs into your BT enabled telephone line to connect you to the internet.
There are a lot of options available for network attached storage, though. Here are more storage devices with storages up to 1000 GB! And if you need a gigantic storage device again, here are some suggestions.