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    A little confused with samba network behavior.

    I'm a bit of a noob, so please be gentle.

    I'm networking two machines running 8.10 with samba. Netgear wireless router.

    Machine 1 is on a wired connection. Machine 2 is wireless.

    On machine 1 I can go to places/network and I see machine 2.

    On machine 2 to see machine 1 I must go to places/network/windows network/workgroup/

    Is this normal behaviour? In the past, I thought I could just go to places/network to see either machine.

    I haven't made any modifications on either machine- other than setting up a share on the public folders.

    Thank you for any assistance / explanation.

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    Re: A little confused with samba network behavior.

    What, nobody has any thoughts on this? I thought surely there would be some networking wizards out there that could tell me if something is amiss here.

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    Re: A little confused with samba network behavior.

    hi
    im no networking wizard, but i believe the easiest way is to set up static ip's on both computers. ubuntu 8.10 has a problem with static ip addressing you can google out ubuntu 8.10 static ip and you should be able to find a good guide.


    creating a share in nautilus works well for me
    did you set a samba password ?

    open up network places and in the adress bar at the top put smb://static ip addres/folder you shared

    when it asks for a password put your user password in

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    Re: A little confused with samba network behavior.

    edit your smb.conf as root and make sure the workgroup=WORKGROUP line is the same on both computers
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    Re: A little confused with samba network behavior.

    hi
    this is the guide i used to change ubuntu 8.10 to a static ip http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-set...epid-ibex.html

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    Re: A little confused with samba network behavior.

    Thanks everybody. I'll gave that a try.

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