Networking with Windows

Asked by DChampnoise on 2008-09-21

I am trying to connect to my network that has 3 or 4 windows computers on it. Sometimes, I can see it other times I can't. We are running hybrid network(wireless and wired). I am hard wired in. We have DHCP enabled. How can I make it that I can see their computers at all times? Also, is there a way for me to see my XBOX 360 through Ubuntu

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Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) said :
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Make sure you have Samba installed ("sudo aptitude install samba"), and correctly set up (look for a thing about "Windows file sharing")--for example, you need to have the workgroup name set the same as on your Windows machines. But windows file sharing can be a bit temperamental.

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DChampnoise (avaterusa) said :
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Come to find out, I was unable to see the computers I wanted to because we had 2 different routers set up in the house and I couldn't see into the other router. Since we have taken that router out I can see the Windows computers and they can see mine but can't browes my share folders. How would I take care of this issue? Would I have to create a log in for each of my room mates or what?

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Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) said :
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I tend to set a 'share level security' and public access, so that anyone can access it (Windows isn't used to handling passwords for file sharing). This is only recommended, though, if you're in a safely firewalled-off network with only people that you trust to access your computer.

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