View Full Version : [SOLVED] Can't see Windows PC in Network. Avahi error on starup.

January 3rd, 2010, 05:50 PM
Ever since 9.10 I have had no connectivity to my windows network. My system runs just fine, just no windows connectivity with this error message at startup:

"Network service discovery disabled. Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the Avahi network service discovery. The service has been disabled."

I have my Ubuntu PC on a wired connection to a wired/wireless router with DCHP and on a cable modem.

I have tried modifying smb.conf to a very simple version. That lets my Windows XP PC see my Ubuntu machine but not the other way around.

ufw is turned off. I have uninstalled Firestarter. My windows PC firewall allows my IP range.

I tried most things in the following post:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...t=avahi+.local (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1169149&highlight=avahi+.local)

This helps some as I can at least mount my windows network, but all I see is my Ubuntu machine set up through Samba but not my windows PC. I still see the error message at startup.

In my previous versions, Samba connected just fine in default form to my windows network on my router with DCHP. I could see my entire network. Not any more. Just getting that pesky Avahi error message. Any ideas? Can anyone help me understand the difference between Samba and Avahi?

January 15th, 2012, 02:47 PM
I changed the router back to a cisco product and networking came back. The dell version did not work. I flashed the dell router with dd-wrt and it is now a bridging router. My Ubuntu box now even works through the dell.