Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
If it doesn't help the OP, it helps me, because that since I multi-boot Linux distros, I had wondered how to network to them.
Well... it's not entirely as simple as flipping the display name...
For Mac or Linux compatible sharing you need to set the OS itself to a do windows compatible networking ... the Worgroup name has to be the same on all computers (XP didn't seem to care about this but Windows 7 does...)
After setting to Work Network... In Windows 7 set the following:
In Control Panel -> Network and Sharing -> Advanced sharing options -> Work or Home
Turn Network Discovery ON
Turn File and Printer Sharing ON
Turn Pubilc folder sharing OFF (this can be changed once it's working)
Set File Sharing Connections to 40 bits encryption.
Turn Password Protected Sharing OFF
Enable User Accounts and Passwords for sharing
In Folder Options -> View
Turn off The Sharing Wizard
In Control Panel-> Administrative Tools -> Services
Set Computer Browser to Manual
Set Homegroup Listener to Manual (Disable if it starts)
Set Homegroup Provider to Manual (Disable if it starts)
Set SSDP discovery to Automatic.
In Control Panel -> Network and Sharing -> Adaptor Settings -> Local area (or Wireless) Connection -> Right Click-> Properties
Uncheck Internet Protocal V6.
Reboot your computer.
Then once you make your shares... you should be all set.