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Re:Can't able to access shared folders from different VLANs in SG300 series switches

Hi All,

I supplied 3 numbers of SG300 series switches for the sole reason to have inter-vlan routing. I created 4 VLANs in the switches and made one switch as Layer 3 switch and other 2 as Layer 2 switch. Inter-Vlan routing is working fine. I am able to ping PCs from different VLANs. But I am not to access shared folders. Customer has installed Window 2003 server installed and it is in VLAN 1. There are some folders created in this server and it is very important for users to have access to the folders.Also, I am not able to access shared folders in other VLANs. I have created a case with Cisco small business and I got a reply saying that the switches will not support shared folder feature, which I think is not real. I am getting a very time to implement this solution in the network. I have a Sonicwall firewall after Core switch which is connected to ISP.

ISP<----->Sonicwall FW<----->Core Switch<------>Layer 2 switch<------>Layer 2 switch

Kindly help me out to resolve this issue.


Prashant K


Re:Can't able to access shared folders from different VLANs in S

Hi Prashant,

I think you're running into a Windows firewall issue. SMB file sharing, by default I believe, is only allowed on your local subnet. Please try disabling windows firewall on the computer hosting the shared folder, then see if you can access the shared file.


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