Yes, my Linux server is turned on only when I'm using it. On my daily hunt for a solution, it gets rebooted quite often
I have MS Security Essentials, and standard Windows Firewall on Windows client. Both have been disabled when testing the network.
There's no firewall installed on my Linux server, or other similarly software.
If the network is working properly, should I be able to ping computer name of Windows client from Linux host?
If yes, I cannot. Vice versa works OK though.