I have a wireless peer to peer network setup per this HOW TO . On the Windows XP machine I have mapped the Shared folder on the Ubuntu machine as a drive. So far so good. The weird part is if when I first start up my computers once the cards have connected if I try to access the Ubuntu machine first from Windows I get an error. If I try to access the Windows machine from Ubuntu it connects fine. I can then go to the Windows machine click on the mapped drive, enter the password and all is fine.
Why do I have to access the Windows machine first?