Mandriva 10.1 networking w / Windows XP
Well, after searching high and low, here i am again, posting...
We've got two machines, one an XP and the other our Linux box. Both are connected to a Linksys wireless router, XP through a Cisco wireless card and the Linux box through a cable. The router is connected to the internet by way of a Speedster cable modem. Both computers can surf and for a while before we replaced the wired router w / the wireless, the Linux could see and r/w to the XP. At this point all we're interested in is being able to r/w to the XP. We were even able to set up the CUPs sys. before and print to the little laser printer on the XP but obviously we don't have any printers avail. anymore. i'm basically trying to just work through the Control Center 'cause i'd like to be able to show some others here in Mexico how to use a Linux machine. At this point the Linux box is set up on eth0 and DHCP automatic. i think my XP Cisco card is IP 192.168.1.119; Subnet 255.255.255.0; Default 192.168.1.1; and DNS 192.168.254.254. i think the router is set up to do the DHCP as automatic. On my XP all i can see is something that says Samba 184.108.40.206 when i click on the "home" button. When it opens up Samba i see the same printers that are connected to the XP as well as something that has to do with Adobe -- pdf? but i can't see any directories or subdir. on the Linux mach., but like i said earlier, that's no prob. at this point.
Arg. Any ideas? Thanks in advance guys and gals. And have a nice week! :D Yours truly, fred, from sunny México.