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Old 01-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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using fedora 11 to connect to windows 7 computer


Hi, I'm a linux newbie. I'm trying to connect my fedora core pc to my windows 7 network. please help!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-18-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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What do you want to do, transfer files only? Do you want to be able to edit files on the remote system?

You can transfer files with FTP. You need IP connectivity to do so. Do you have that?

If you want to be able to edit files on the remote system, then you need something like Samba on linux to work with windoze smb protocol.

So, tell us what you want to accomplish. Then you will get some direction on what to install and configure.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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fedora 11 and Windows 7

Yes i have ip connectivity. both machines connected to a WRT54G router
I want to be able to edit files and stuff, even transfer as well!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
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Then samba is what you want, its not too fun to setup but once its setup it works well.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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If you want to see, and edit files on Win-7 from Fedora, you need a samba client on Fedora. Konqueror is a SMB client that is installed on most KDE desktops. Nautlis is installed on most Gnome desktops. Either will connect to a windows shared directory. I don't use Gnome, so you may have to look around to find out how, if you are using Gnome. In Konqueror, in the address bar, you type 'smb://hostname/sharename' ( without the quotes ). Of course you need the real names you defined.

You can also browse the network, by workgroup name. You can try smb://workgroupname ( use the real work group name ). You should get a listing of the systems belonging to that work group.

If you want the sharing to go the other way, you will need to install Samba server in linux, and configure it. Install it using the package manager that comes with Fedora. To configure it, you will need to do some reading. Here is a very good reference. http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/toc.html

If you want a tutorial on how to get a samba server running, they are on this board, here -->http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking

As for the Win-7 system, you need to configure workgroup and a hostname as you would on any windoze machine. If you look in the Samba reference I gave you above, ch-3 deals with various flavours of windoze. Win-7 needs the same conifg as any other windoze version.
 
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