a couple of suggestions.
1. you configured samba and its running
2. you configured your windows box to match. right click your windows "network" desktop icon and explore the tabs marked tcp/ip and protocols. http://www.oreilly.de/catalog/samba/...k/ch03_02.html
remembering what you see in windows, you should see very similar information when you type:
# smbclient -U% -L localhost
you should get something back like:
Added interface ip=123.456.789.123 bcast=123.456.789.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
Domain=[YOURDOMAIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.X.Xx]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
IPC$ IPC IPC Service (Samba 2.x.Xx)
LINUXBOXNAME Samba 2.X.Xx
If you don't get this response, why don't you try the troubleshooting steps suggested by O'Reilly, "Using Samba" and post back here when you run into a stopping point. These simple steps are great for diagnosing any network problem.