Setup home network

Asked by Thornefamily on 2011-04-16

Have a home network with on PC running Ubuntu the other windows. I am connected via ethernet to a modem that also connects to the internet. On the windows PC I can see and Ping the Ubuntu PC. On the Ubuntu PC i can't see or access the windows PC using netwrok connections, but can ping the windows PC from the terminal.

Please help want to setup simple home network between these two computers

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actionparsnip
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2011-04-18
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2011-04-18
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2011-04-18
mycae (mycae) said : #1

If you can ping, then the computers are in fact "networked". What you are probably looking for is file sharing?

which version of windows are you using? Microsoft have altered the protocol between differing versions of windows.

The network is already setup. file sharing is not a "home network", connecting systems to a router and such is making the network, filesharing is file sharing....

Do you want to access the files on the windows PC from Ubuntu or do you want to access the files on the Ubuntu system from Windows

Thornefamily (thornefamily) said : #3

Thanks for the replies.

I want to share files between the two PC's as things stand at the moment can only ping from the windows machine. When pinging from Ubuntu I get nothing but am able to connect to the INTERNET. I have tried switching firewall off on Ubuntu have rebooted and still no joy. I can't see the Ubuntu machine from the Win Machine and visa versa.

I have enabled file sharing on the Ubuntu PC

Keep getting Ubuntu network error. Unable to mount location, failed to retrieve share list from server

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick desktop on one PC and Microsoft XP Professional 2002 SP3 on the portable PC

if you run:

smbtree

on the ubuntu system, do you see the shares you set up on either system? Do you have a firewall on the XP system? Have you shared the folders on the XP system?

Thornefamily (thornefamily) said : #5

Seems I am now able to connect to networks on the MS machine and the Ubuntu machine.

The problem is the fire wall on Ubuntu

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Your question #153009 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/153009

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actionparsnip requested for more information:
if you run:

smbtree

on the ubuntu system, do you see the shares you set up on either system?
Do you have a firewall on the XP system? Have you shared the folders on the XP system?

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Cool, the default firewall has zero config so should have allowed any and all traffic

Please mark as solved if all is well or provide further details so we can assist further on this issue.

Thornefamily (thornefamily) said : #7

Problem solved