Lost access to windows Home Group network

Asked by Nemo Nemo

I see windows network by default in my folder. I was copying a huge file 500MB and it was taking too long, so I canceled it. Even cancelling was too long so I forcefully turned off the machine. I got the message saying that Nautilus was busy and that if I was sure that I wanted to shut down... When I turned the machine back on, it cannot access the windows network anymore. I want to get that back. Please help!!! I am using ubuntu 12.10.

I think the network service was interrupted and stopped somehow and it didn't want to start again or something. BTW, where are the services in ubuntu that I can see?

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Nemo Nemo (mcgrath-ch) said :

Oopps! I figuered it out. It was the firestarter program messing it up. The firewall was blocking ubuntu access to windows network. I had to reconfiguer it. I disabled it and found out that I can access it back to windows network...