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Old 02-14-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Unable to browse windows shares after switching routers


I just recently replaced my Westell 327W router/modem with a Netgear FVS318 Firewall for my home network. Now, when I am in Linux, I can no longer browse my Windows shares that I have set up on my network. On my Windows computers, I can connect without issues. I am running Slackware Linux, and I have run 'netconfig' and selected all the necessary settings to allow for DHCP (which the FVS318 is a DHCP server). The router IP adress is 192.168.0.1, and is set to obtain DNS server addresses automatically from the ISP (Verizon). My /etc/resolv.conf file appears as such:
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# Generated by dhcpcd for interface eth0
nameserver 192.168.0.1
I have gone through this numerous times, but do not know why I can no longer browse my network shares set up in Windows in Linux. I don't know what changed from the Westell, but I had no set up anything special there to allow for this. Any suggestions are appreciated.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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I made some progress, and found that I can in fact browse windows shares from Linux (in this case, openSUSE 10.3), but only if I enter the LAN IP address of the machine. Obviously, there is some sort of configuration missing from my Slackware and openSUSE machines that are not resolving the names on the Windows machines on the LAN. What setting would this be? If I place an entry in the /etc/resolv.conf file in Slackware, upon reboot it is overwritten by whatever the dhcpcd daemon does. Any suggestions as to how to resolve LAN IP addresses? I've not come across this one before.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:41 AM   #3
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You could try adding entries for those computers in etc/hosts. This may fix your problem.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. Placing an entry in my /etc/hosts file for one Windows computer did work, but I am wondering why I would have to do this for each Windows computer on the network, when it seemed to do this automatically before with my old router. It would seem to me that it must be a rule or setting within this new FVS318 firewall/VPN router that I am using, but am unsure what should be done to correct this. What I have found is that, if I attempt to connect to a Windows computer on the LAN using 'smbclient' from as command prompt, it attempts to resolve an IP address that is outside of the LAN (the IP address is 66.x.x.x). I figured out before how to resolve WAN DNS servers, but is there such a thing as a LAN DNS server entry (hope this is correct wording)?
 
  


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