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Windows 7: New Linux computer will not show in my network

12 Aug 2013   #1

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
New Linux computer will not show in my network

I just got a Linux box up and running. Kubuntu 12.1. It has internet connection and my router shows the machine. Windows 7 Network does not show it.

Attached are IPCONFIG and info from Linksys E4200 router. Windows Firewall with Microsoft Security Essentials.

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File Type: txt ipconfig JoyUs-Lenovo.txt (3.2 KB, 1 views)
File Type: docx JoyUsClear.docx (11.7 KB, 2 views)
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12 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Are you referring to the network tab in Windows Explorer or the attached devices on your router page?

Computers will only appear in the network tab if they are belong in the same workgroup or domain as the host machine. For example, I cannot see SERVER-1 on my network in the computer tab because it is on a separate domain than me however I am still able to ping it.

New Linux computer will not show in my network-network.jpg

New Linux computer will not show in my network-ping.jpg

When I use a machine that is connected to the same domain as SERVER-1 I can then see it in the network tab of Windows explorer.

New Linux computer will not show in my network-network2.png

Unless linux has an option to specify a workgroup I doubt you will be able to see it in the network tab. That being said if you try to access it by it's hostname then you will find that you can still access it even though it isn't visible. For example I can still access SERVER-1's shares even though it wasn't visible:

New Linux computer will not show in my network-network3.jpg

Hope This Helps,
Josh :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

This tutorial may help you in setting up sharing and a workgroup name for your linux machine.

How to Enable File Sharing & Change the Workgroup in Ubuntu Linux | 7 Tutorials

Josh :)
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