Smb4k can't see windows 7 shared folders
Hi all! Thanks for reading.:D
I just installed PCLinuxOS 2010.07 KDE desktop. Great distro simple and straight forward. It's installed on an IBM laptop and all the periperals are working fine.
My network architecture consists of three computers hardwired to a hub one desktop and 2 laptops (one of them being the linux machine). Consequently, the hub is wired to a router and another computer is wired in to the router. The desktop D1 that is connected to the hub has Windows 7. L1 is a laptop with winXP and the laptop L2 has PClinuxOS. The other desktop D2 connected to the router has WinXP. In other words, D1 L1 & L2 are connected to a hub which is then refered to a router and D2 is connected to the router.
Now, when I use SMB4k with L2(PCLOS) I CAN view the shared folders on D2(winXP) with no problem. This part worked right off the bat. The problem is with D1 (Win 7). I CANNOT view the shared folders with SMB4k. SMB4K can detect the machine D1 the IP address, but when I click on it so SMB4K can query the host nothing happens. The list never gets displayed. As opposed to the XP machine D2 where I can view access and even copy a file over to my PCLinuxOS desktop through SMB4K.:confused:
D1 (win 7) has the firewall disabled. The workgroup is WORKGOUP on all machines.
I think the problem might be on the level of the file sharing configs on D1. However, when on D2(winXP) I can access all the shared folders on D1(win7) with no problem and vise versa. Basicely, all the machine on my network that are windows based can detect each other and share files except the one with PCLinuxOS and Win7. I havent tried sharing any folders on L2. I wish to first access files from D1.
Please ask me any addictional info if it's missing or if my post is unclear. I asked google in many different ways and nothing fitting my discription came up. Please help. Thank you! :)