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    Linux and Windows network using router ?


    I want to network my Linux (Ubuntu &Suse ) desktop with my Windows XP laptop to share files and printers over wifi connection .

    My desktop confi :-

    Dual boot (ubuntu & suse ) with one ethernet card ...


    Laptop:-

    Windows XP (home) with wifi adaptor and wifi modem..

    Objective :--Access FAT32 drives of my linux desktop wirelessly using windows desktop

    till now i tried following steps

    Assigned a static IP address to network card in Suse 10.2 wiz 192.168.1.25


    Added this IP address of linux desktop to LAN client page of my DHCP enabled router (assigned a static IP 192.168.1.25)


    Sucessfully connected wifi adaptor of laptop to internet which is getting an dynamic IP my DHCP of wifi router .

    but still both of these desktop and laptop can't ping each other

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    Pretty sure that they both need to be part of the same workgroup. You also need to enable file sharing on the windows box and if you want a shared folder on the linux box you'll need to create a share in /etc/samba/smb.conf. Also, any time you make a change to samba you need to restart samba.
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