Ready NAS Dropping SOLVED nbstat failed to purge the nbt remote cache table error 71 SOLVED Master Browser SOLVED
I searched the Internet high and low and finally came up with the solution and the famous Master Browser issue solved as well. Its WIN's. Enable WIN's on the NAS and reboot your computer and all is well. This should solve XP and Windows 7 clients from dropping the NAS in the Network section of Windows Explorer. As an additional lock in you can go to network card settings on your computer and Properties/Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)/Advanced/WINS/Add/Type in IP address of NAS/Optional Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP/Ok. Reboot your computer. It seems my router was not doing a good job of DHCP/DNS caching so I turned WIN's on the NAS now everything works.
I know people aren't usually a fan of WIN's, but on a small home network and office networks it is a great service. In a large network with Active Directory etc. WIN's is usually run still, because of so many legacy devices.
I would also think that this might solve some DLNA issues connection issues as well for Media Players, TV's and XBox devices.
This is one of of those solutions which I wish someone would gather up and put in one place, so others could easily solve the above issues.