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Old 01-08-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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beginner using Smb4 to set up home network between Ferdora and Win Vista

I can see my Win Vista laptop from my Fedora desktop in Smb4 but if I click on any of the folders nothing happens. If I click mount on the folder I want, nothing happens. The handbook doesn't explain how to use Smb4

Help for a walk-through of how to network my computers?

I tried to ping the Win laptop from the Fedora desktop and it keeps going and going:

"64 bytes from 192.168...."
seq 127...

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Have you checked your firewall settings in vista? Can you ping the fedora box? Do a search in this forum for smb4k there's plenty of threads covering its usage.
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Networking with Samba and Vista

To set up a wireless router printer [click] the Start button, [click] Control Panel, [click] Network and Internet, and then [click] Network and Sharing Center. In the left pane, click Set up a connection or network, and then click Set up a wireless router or access point, or configure if a network is already setup.

If you want to share files and printers on your network, make sure your network location type is set to Private and that network discovery, file sharing, and printer sharing are turned on. Disable the password required for the printer (if necessary). Disable file sharing (if unwanted - but may be needed if file must be loaded to the Network Computer).

To test if another computer has access to the printer:
click] the Start button, [click] Control Panel, [click] Printers and Other Hardware, and then [click] View installed printers or fax printers. Check if the printer has been added and test a page by printing a document and selecting that printer as printer device.

Start Menu> Control Panel> Hardware and Sounds> Printers> Rightclick the printer icon. Select sharing. Click to Change Sharing Options. Change the name to an easy to remember name WITHOUT ANY SPACES in the name.

Rightclick the printer icon. Select Run as administrator> Properties> Ports> (uncheck) Enable bidirectional support & [apply].

Menu> Control Panel> Programs> Uninstall a program> (in the sidebar)Turn Windows features on or off> Print Services> (check) to enable LPD Print Services. This allows Unix computers to print to Windows printers.

To connect to Samba share folders, in Vista, open the Run command and type: secpol.msc
Press "Continue" when prompted by Vista, Then...Local Policies> Security Options> then navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it.
Change "NTLMV2 responses only" to "LM and NTLM-use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated"

If Vista (some Home versions) if error message = windows cannot find "secpol.msc", then:
Open the Run command and type: regedit.
Locate and [click] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA.
[click] to open LMCompatibilityLevel.
In the Value data box, change the value (probably 3 = NTLMV2 responses only) to 1 (which is LM and NTLM-use NTLMV2 if negotiated)

Control Panel> System and Maintenance> Administrative Tools> [click] Services, [right click] TCP/IP print server> Properties> Startup type: Automatic Service status: Started

Control Panel> Network & Internet> Network & Sharing Center> Manage network connections> [right click] the network icon> Properties> [click] Internet Protocol Version 4> Properties> Advanced> WINS> [check] Enable netBIOS over TCP/IP.

To get Windows NBT address:
Start> All Programs> Accessories> Command Prompt> ipconfig/all
IP Address (ie. IPv4 Address... NBT Name (ie. Host Name...YourVistaNetwork) Might need: (DNS Suffix...YourVistaNetwork) ServersDefault Gateway..., DHCP..., DNS...


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