[Bloat] Sorry, gave up and went back to OpenWRT

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Fri Dec 2 01:32:42 EST 2011

Sorry folks, I was just spending too much time trying to debug the
subnet Windows networking, so I installed plain old OpenWRT, and now
everything is back on the same subnet together.  Maybe next year I'll
have some more time to fool with this stuff.  And I'll take better
notes of what works and what doesn't work.

I did end up setting the router to be the Domain Master Browser, but
it didn't seem to change much.  I just kept seeing strange stuff
between the Windows 7 desktop on the wired subnet and the Windows XP
laptop on the wireless subnet, as if the directories that used to
shared from that desktop were cached somehow on the laptop.

In the end, I did find that:

    Wired Windows 7 can share directories with Wireless Windows 7
    Wired Windows XP can sync off-line files with Wired Windows 7

It's when you want to synchronize off-line files between a Windows 7
desktop on the wired subnet and a Windows XP laptop on the wireless
subnet that I ran into problems.  I have a Windows XP laptop that I
can put on the wired network in my office, giving all four possible

    1.  wired Windows 7
    2.  wireless Windows 7
    3.  wired Windows XP
    4.  wireless Windows XP

Again, something I may have time to take up again next year, maybe
after the next RC is out, and Samba 3.1 has been shrunk to fix inside
the box.

- Jim

p.s. if anyone knows where I can get a nbstat.exe for 64-bit Windows
7, please let me know!

Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

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