Samba network and windows8...anyone?
Off topic or even out of bounds, but I have to ask. Has anyone else had trouble getting windows 8 to connect to existing samba networks?
I have a server running slackware 13.37 using samba to manage my home network. It has been great...solid stable and smooth. I picked up a cheap netbook this summer and when W8 dropped I took advantage of the discount upgrade option. Now I have an Acer Aspire running w8 that refuses to even see my home network. It's not a hardware or samba issue because the acer saw the network just fine under w7.
I've googled and googled and haven't found any answers and it's making me crazy. I'm a linux guy who just wanted to tinker with w8, but it's really a nightmare to work on. Slackware? Easy. W8, fscked.
I know this is LinuxQuestions, but I live here and the folks at LQ are the best, most informed IT gurus I know. Any help would be AWESOME. Commiseration is also welcome.
set up a vm inside w8 with ubuntu, and guess what? It sees the domain and server just fine! W8==JUNK!
Last edited by ahzthecat; 12-03-2012 at 08:52 AM.