Are you using a static network? What's your current smb.conf file look like?
Thanks Dmizer. I've been on this for days and I was going to go back to windows entirely. This information was the best I could find for my case and I am up and running with my network. Great work.
yes! problem found. thanks to lorjack at tech support forums:Quote:
That would almost certainly point to a problem with the XP computer.
just change reg entry restrictanonymous from 1 to 0
thanks for your input dmizer :-)
I was using a static IP, but then after remembering to reserve the IP in my router and also assign a name there I have it set to DHCP again and I am going to put wins back into nsswitch.conf. It doesn't really matter at this point since my router serves the name I want for the machine now.
Thank you for the guide and for the help. This was a big help.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
I have been banging my head against a brick wall for months trying to get Ubuntu to see windows. Windows could see Ubuntu but not vice versa. Now by following your guidance I can
I had problems with Network too so I tried your tips.
I got my laptop to show up on Windows XP installation and also Windows XP can see my laptop's shared folder and access it. The problem is still with my Windows 7 installation. I can see the computer and shared folder in Ubuntu (and also in XP) but I'm unable to access it. In Ubuntu I get "Unable to mount locaion. Failed to retrieve share list from server."
Tho I'm able to connect to the shared folder on Windows 7 machine with smb://IP_ADDRESS/SHARE. But I'd prefer browsing from Nautilus.
Also my Ubuntu doesn't show up on Windows 7 installation.
Maybe I have to add custom ports to Windows 7's firewall?
Also I can print from Ubuntu and XP machine to the printer which is connected locally to the Windows 7 machine (shared printer).