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Windows 7: Can't connect to my ubuntu server anymore


11 Oct 2013   #1

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Can't connect to my ubuntu server anymore

I have a little home server running ubuntu that I've been using for 2 years to share files locally and store files. Recently the built-in NIC on the server's mobo died. So I purchased an NIC that plugs into a PCIe port. I popped it in, changed its name from eth1 to eth0, and edited my router preferences so it assigns it the same ip that it's always had.

Now when I go to access it from any of my windows computer it just won't connect and I get "windows cannot access \\myserver (error code 0x80070035 network path not found).
I am able to access it with my android tablet through ESfilebrowser with no problem at all.

I'm a little stumped since nothing really changed except the MAC address of eth0.


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11 Oct 2013   #2

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\\myserver access network shares. So SAMBA on linux. Does ESfilebrowser also access network shares or another protocol?

Can windows ping ip address of ubuntu server?
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11 Oct 2013   #3

w7ux64
 
 

I can ping the server no problem.

on my android tablet the exact address is smb://"ip address". I can access all my folders just like before on there.

It also appears in the network folder, but when I double click on it thats when I get the can't connect error.
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11 Oct 2013   #4

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\\ip-adress-of-server same problem?
Disable virusscanner and firewalls on windows temporary and test if it works afterwards. Post results
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11 Oct 2013   #5

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Hey that worked! Using \\ip-address instead of \\name.

So is this a problem on Ubuntu's side not windows?

turned off windows firewall and MSE and still have the problem.
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11 Oct 2013   #6

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put firewalls and virusscan on again. the problem is occurring on all windows pc's. So windows problem is very unlikley
Network is fine as welll.... it's working by ip-address

Ping servername doesn't work? ping ipaddress works?

Not a firewall problem
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11 Oct 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Ping servername doesn't work? ping ipaddress works?
That is correct. I'm thinking I might have accidentally changed a setting on my server that caused this. For now though, I can read/write to it through IP so that will be fine. Thank you for the help.
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11 Oct 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bavman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Ping servername doesn't work? ping ipaddress works?
That is correct. I'm thinking I might have accidentally changed a setting on my server that caused this. For now though, I can read/write to it through IP so that will be fine. Thank you for the help.
Was ubuntu samba a wins server? What settings did you change?
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11 Oct 2013   #9

w7ux64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bavman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Ping servername doesn't work? ping ipaddress works?
That is correct. I'm thinking I might have accidentally changed a setting on my server that caused this. For now though, I can read/write to it through IP so that will be fine. Thank you for the help.
Was ubuntu samba a wins server? What settings did you change?
No, wins is disabled in samba. I deleted my old network preferences, but I entered then in exactly the same way when I installed the new card. The only thing I forgot is there was an entry in the DNS server but I forgot to write it down before it deleted it.
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11 Oct 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bavman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bavman View Post

That is correct. I'm thinking I might have accidentally changed a setting on my server that caused this. For now though, I can read/write to it through IP so that will be fine. Thank you for the help.
Was ubuntu samba a wins server? What settings did you change?
No, wins is disabled in samba. I deleted my old network preferences, but I entered then in exactly the same way when I installed the new card. The only thing I forgot is there was an entry in the DNS server but I forgot to write it down before it deleted it.
Problem is indeed in DNS server. What is the DNS-server???? is the router the dns server or the ubuntu server? See IPCONFIG/ALL output in windows (command prompt)
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