Router crashes when I access Samba server over network
I have a problem which seems to get worse in time. It could actually indicate more a hardware problem, but hopefully somebody has a simple solution.
My set up is the following:
I have an Orange Livebox, which is connected with ADSL.
Connected to this Livebox, with a cable, is a small fanless home server (Ubuntu Server) which runs MPD and a Samba server.
I also have two laptops (mac and win7) which connect wireless to the Livebox
I have no problems when I connect to the home server with Putty or use an MPD client. Everything is very stable and works very nice.
However, if I connect with my Macbook or Windows laptop to the Samba server and try to move/copy/view files the whole network goes almost always directly completely down and doesn't recover. The only thing that I can do is to unplug the power cable of the Livebox and put it back in to let it reboot.
Somebody told me it could have something to do with the dhcp settings of my server, but reading more about it doesn't give me really a clue. Should I really look more into this possibility or is it unlikely that this is the problem since MPD runs stable for a long time?
Anybody any clue what might be going on?