I use Mac OS 10.6 to connect to a NAS drive using the
afp protocol (Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server). I have set up the NAS to automatically power off during the day, and power on in the evening. Now what happens is this: each time the NAS powers off, the network share disappears. After the NAS has turned on again, I have to manually re-connect to the network share.
My girlfriend uses Windows 7 to connect to the same share. For her, when the NAS is off, the network drive is still visible in "My Computer", albeit with a "not connected" marker. When the NAS is on, she simply opens the network drive and Windows notices that it is available again.
Is there a way to make Mac OS behave in a comparable way to Windows here? I want Mac OS to automatically reconnect to the drive when it is available again (or at least when I try to access it).
I know I can turn the connection into a login item, but I rarely re-login. I want this to work automatically, while already being logged in.