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I am trying to connect a Toshiba Portege Tablet PC running XP to a Windows peer-to-peer network. I have joined the workgroup, DHCP is set and I have an IP, I can ping the file server, I can get to the Internet. I cannot see the file server (which is a Linux box)in network places, Windows indicates that the workgroup is not accessible. So I cannot see any of the network shares (folders and printers). I cannot map drives since it doesn't see the file server where the drives are. I turned off the Firewall on the Tablet. I can ping the other workstations, but when I try to ping the Tablet from other stations I get "request timed out." What am I missing?
ASKED: June 14, 2005  1:12 PM
UPDATED: July 7, 2005  5:01 AM

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What are you using for DNS? Can you resolve shares by the IP address of the Linux box, instead of the name? Do you have an account on the Linux box? You can’t ping through the Windows firewall without file and printer sharing being allowed, do you get a timeout with the firewall up or down?
Have you checked the subnet mask, gateway etc? If you set a fixed IP for your network does this improve things?

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  • Boardinhank
    You say the only one you are haveing trouble seeing is the linux file server? And your running samba for the windows file share? At least that is the most used program for windows file and printer shareing. I would use the ip address of teh elinux box ip.of.linux.server and see if you see the shares... if you do not go to command prompt and do a "net view ip.of.linux.server and see if you get a permissions denied. if it is the permissions then your windows username and password are not set up on the linux box, or are set incorectly in the samba server.
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  • Double
    Have you enabled File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks? If this is not enabled, you won't be able to see anything on LAN though all TCP/IP based programs/utilties would work.
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