View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble w/ file sharing with a Vista

January 3rd, 2009, 08:46 AM
I have Linux Mint 6, and my sister has Windows Vista, and she connects to my network wirelessly. I've enabled file-sharing with a folder on my destop, which she can access through her computer.

This works fine, but only sometimes. A lot of the time, there is a problem connecting to the folder on my desktop (but the internet works fine on her computer), or sometimes when I'm transferring a movie from my computer to hers -- the transfer simply fails. I've added TCP port 445 to my router (which Vista recommended).

I never followed any directions on how to share files between computers, I just kinda... did it. :x

Any ideas?

January 3rd, 2009, 11:31 AM
Try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=500734

or this: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/internet/C/networking-shares.html