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Windows 7: Cannot connect to network


09 May 2010   #21

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mollydoggy1971 View Post
Password protected sharing is turned OFF. Although I have File and Printer sharing allowed in the firewall, I turned it off, and it made no difference.
That was pretty much my best guess... Sorry.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mollydoggy1971 View Post
Anyone have any ideas for me to try? I think some people are trying to make this more difficult than it needs to be. I've never had to do anything too involved to make my shared drives and printer accessible on the network. It's generally been pretty simple, which leads me to believe that I'm missing something basic.
In all honesty, I don't have much experience with networking between Linux and Windows though, so I'm really too sure what else to suggest.


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09 May 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone else with an idea?
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10 May 2010   #23

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Post a link to this thread in the Ubuntu threads and one of the Ubuntu Gurus will give you a hand with the Ubuntu part.
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10 May 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Post a link to this thread in the Ubuntu threads and one of the Ubuntu Gurus will give you a hand with the Ubuntu part.
The problem is not with my Ubuntu systems. They are working perfectly. This Windows machine is the one with which I'm having the issue. I can't figure out what I've not set correctly to allow my shared drives to be seen without a password (or WITH a password, for that matter).
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10 May 2010   #25

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mollydoggy1971 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Post a link to this thread in the Ubuntu threads and one of the Ubuntu Gurus will give you a hand with the Ubuntu part.
The problem is not with my Ubuntu systems. They are working perfectly. This Windows machine is the one with which I'm having the issue. I can't figure out what I've not set correctly to allow my shared drives to be seen without a password (or WITH a password, for that matter).
I think WindowsStar was suggesting that because Linux users have quite often gone to Linux from originally using Windows, and so they seem to have more experience and knowledge with networking the two OSes than most.. And definitely more than people who only use Windows.

Well, that's my theory anyway..
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10 May 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thing I used to file share between windows 7 and ubuntu was: Samba

Samba - opening windows to a wider world

Maybe they can help you out here.
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10 May 2010   #27

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mollydoggy1971 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Post a link to this thread in the Ubuntu threads and one of the Ubuntu Gurus will give you a hand with the Ubuntu part.
The problem is not with my Ubuntu systems. They are working perfectly. This Windows machine is the one with which I'm having the issue. I can't figure out what I've not set correctly to allow my shared drives to be seen without a password (or WITH a password, for that matter).
I think WindowsStar was suggesting that because Linux users have quite often gone to Linux from originally using Windows, and so they seem to have more experience and knowledge with networking the two OSes than most.. And definitely more than people who only use Windows.

Well, that's my theory anyway..
I agree on u.
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10 May 2010   #28

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mollydoggy1971 View Post
Okay, now I'm just confused. I'll answer first the question that I understand best. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and am trying to connect to the shared drives with an Ubuntu Linux (Lucid Lynx) system. When I had things running before, I had to enter no special commands at any time. It was all done through the GUI on the Windows machine.
In BOLD; is why I suggested to post about sharing (i.e. mapped drives) with Ubuntu in threads for the Ubuntu Gurus. How did I get that wrong?????
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10 May 2010   #29

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Asked a *IX Guru to help.
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10 May 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I created a share on my Windows 7 machine and said share with Everyone (read and write permissions).

From the Ubuntu 10.04 box, I went to Places, Connect to server, and put in Windows Share and the hostname of my Windows 7 box. It prompted me for my username and password...which I supplied for my network and it worked just fine and showed my shares.
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