I can relate to this problem, although my story is somewhat different.
- a W2K box
- a Slackware (10.2) box with Samba 3.0.1
- a laptop running xp
- Initially, all three computers were nicely connected (the laptop with unprotected wireless). They could see each other without a problem.
- I implemented WPA and since then my laptop is cutoff from my WORKGROUP, although it is connected to the internet for webbrowsing, email, ftp, etc. Neither the W2K box (through MyNetworkplaces) not the Slack box (through S4K) can see it. On my Slack box, smbclient gives me an error message (connection failed or something like that). My laptop cannot see any of the other computers on the WORKGROUP either any more (it used to, before having WPA).
NeoChaosX, if you got to solve your problem, please post.
My guess is that there is a problem between WPA and the SMB/CIFS protocol, whatever it is.
Should I go back to unprotected wireless??