[Bloat] Summary: Windows file sharing

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Thu Dec 1 12:21:45 EST 2011

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:

> Not quite yet.  On my wife's laptop (Windows XP), I can browse to
> \\DESKTOP\My Documents (Windows 7).  I changed the path of the My
> Documents folder on the laptop to be \\DESKTOP\My Documents. But when
> I try to synchronize the folder on the laptop (to the Desktop),
> Windows reports an error, saying the network path no longer exists.
> This used to work when all the computers were on the same subnet.

I have my own personal Windows XP laptop.  Even after configuring
"NetBIOS over TCP/IP", the computer still could not see the workgroup!

The only difference I can see between this computer and the other two
wireless ones (one Windows 7, one XP) is that this one is on the
802.11G network, whereas the other two are on the 802.11N network.  I
don't know if that makes any difference or not.  Its IP address is in
the same subnet range as the other two wireless computers (ending with
.64 through .95).

- Jim

p.s. I did notice that I had not configured all the interfaces in
/etc/config/dhcp (se00, sw00, and sw10), so I updated this per the
twiki page and rebooted.  This was all done before booting up the
other XP laptop, so may not be a factor in this problem.

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

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