Ubuntu Networking :: How To Browse Windows Network
Mar 2, 2010
Ubuntu 9.10 now, before 9.04 was installed. On both versions I was unable to browse windows network - when I visit corresponding icon in nautilus, I see error message:
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Looks like some service was missed at startup and not running.
I have a fresh install of CentOS 5.5. I am trying to browse to the Windows machines on my network (Places > Network Servers > Windows Network), but I get a blank window. I am able to ping the Windows machines using their IP address, but not by their name. What do I need to do to be able to see the Windows machines and also to connect to shared folders on these machines? So far I have tried starting SMB (via System > Administration > Server Settings > Services). I have also tried changing my smb workgroup to "WORKGROUP" (the default was mygroup which did not match my Windows machines.
I noticed tonight when I go to Places, Network, it will bring up an icon for Windows Network, and I can drill down to my Windows box. But I can't see the other Linux box (a laptop running Kubuntu), and the same behavior occurs on the laptop when trying to view the Linux desktop. The laptop is connected wirelessly, if that makes a difference. Each box can ping the others, but I don't yet know how to browse one Linux box from the other Linux box.
Suddenly having trouble browsing the Windows Network with Nautilus.I can still mount a windows/samba share with cifs, but I don't want to do this because symbolic links within in the share do not work correctly. I can still browse the share with smb:// in a web browser.
Though File Manager allows me to browse Windows network directories ( Ctrl-L shows a path like smb://diskstation/mikeother/Web/Alta_Vista ), I can't figure out how to browse to them in applications like Firefox, which doesn't show "Network" as an option when doing File > Open. How can I browse to the Windows network within FF?
I have a external harddisk attached to my linux PC.I have a laptop having windows 7 on my network.I want to to be able to open up the folder in the external harddisk(linux partition) and check the files from my laptop. People suggest samba. But I am not able to configure correctly. Please excuse me and give me few detailed instructions.
I'm not able to connect to my university's internet facilities under openSUSE 11.4. I have been able to connect in the past and I am still able to connect in Windows 7.When I try to connect to the university WiFi, a valid IP address is assigned to me and the gateway address appears to be correct, so I don't see a problem in the DHCP negotations. Same with my university's Ethernet: I get a valid IP address, but I can't connect to the internet.When I browse to any site with Chromium/Chrome/ Firefox/lynx/curl, the page is stuck at "Sending request". I have tried disabling my firewall - that didn't solve anything.I don't know what else I can try and the campus' network administrators are puzzled. How can I resolve my issue?
I cannot browse the network from Ubuntu, but I can see the ubuntu machines from the windows including file and printing. Nautilus gives the following error: Could not display "network:///". Nautilus cannot handle "network" locations.
Workgroup names all set the same Sharing allowed on all machines
I have read all of the postings on this I think and have not been able to implement a solution.
I hope someone can help me as I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and am trying to get VPN working properly with the pptp protocol. It is connecting but I cant seem to view folders or start a RDP session. I have tried this out with a Windows and a Linux machine and both work. The Linux machine was running Mint 10, in the vpn configuration I had set the gateway, user and pass, then in advanced mschap and mschapv2 were selected as well as mppe, allow bsd, allow deflate, and use tcp header. These settings work fine with Mint but its not working for me using Ubuntu. I did try to ping, sometimes it works sometimes it wont.
A few days ago my wireless windows vista computer internet was running slow so i reset the modem. Then I went on the internet on my ubuntu machine machine and went to www.google.com and couldn't connect to the server so i tried linuxquestions and i couldn't connect but i could ping sites. My wired and wireless windows computers worked fine. So I called Comcast (my ISP) and said it was a router issue. So I looked online and it said to disable IPv6 on firefox so I did but that still didn't work.
I have been using Hardy for about 3yrs now and using dialup to connect to the internet. I have a 64bit ASUS with a nVidia ethernet interface........I have just recently switched to cable broadband with a wired connection direct to the eth0 port. I have another computer running puppy linux in which the broadband works. hence this is how I am typing this now. I have connected my ubuntu machine to the cable and the network admin shows a wired connection but will not let me browse on the net with any browser. Not really sure how I got puppy to find it, but it did.
I have used the network manager on both machines with one connecting and the other not. I know there a newer ubuntu's out but I really do like Hardy and want to keep it, but without internet connection other than dialup it seems a bit lame. I am not above using command line options as I use wodim and wget all the time, so my question is.
I can browse, add and delete files on my fc13-64 machine from windows xp or vista. But not from the fc13-64 machine to or from any of the windows machines. I have installed samba, smb and nmb are running (reliably) selinux is disabled and the firewall is on; although i have noticed with it off I can't browse in either direction. Can't browse windows with samba but can browse samba with windows, is a problem I overcame with fc-12 but I can't remember how.
# Samba config file created using SWAT # from UNKNOWN (127.0.0.1) # Date: 2010/06/13 11:16:24 [global] workgroup = OFFICE server string = Samba Server Version %v log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 50 cups options = raw
[printers] comment = All Printers path = /var/spool/samba printable = Yes browseable = No
[Public] comment = George's Public Folder! path = /home/george/Public read only = No guest ok = Yes
[Downloads] comment = Downloads in George's folder path = /home/george/Downloads read only = No guest ok = Yes
I'm using VPNC to connect to a remote cisco network, however I cannot browse the internet after the tunnel establishes. I know this is a DNS issue, as I can ping external address by IP (e.g. google). I can also communicate through the VPN tunnel without trouble.
/etc/resolv.conf gets updated by the VPNC with the remote networks DNS Servers, but I still cannot connect to the internet. I even manually tried to add my local nameserver to the /etc/resolv.conf file, without luck.
Also, just as a side note, I can only establish the tunnel via the command line "vpnc" command. I'm using Fedora 13 with KDE, but knetworkmanager / networkmanager will not establish the tunnel, however I haven't really dug very deep as to why. I've just setup some vpnc config files for loading the various connections manually, as needed.
I have a home network with Ubuntu (3 PC) Windows (XP 3, 7 1 vista 1) and Lacie networked drive. I have successfully edited fstab to mount the lacie drive at startup on my main ubuntu PC and it works a treat. My problem is setting up the Unbutu PCs to browse the workgroup. This was working but now (since my last update of Unbutu I think) I get prompted for a password and no matter what I do it does not let me browse.
Now I have read a few things on Samba and do not have the time or ability to become a network engineer. All I want to do is is have on my Ubuntu the same browsing ability that seems to come out of the box in Windows.
I just booted up, after making a flash USB for a test (didn't work) so I booted as normally into Ubuntu 9.10 (not dual boot). When I get back on, there's this... I don't know how to explain it. If someone can think of a better way to explain this, I'll change the title to be a bit more helpful, and easier to search for those who have a similar problem.
I can't browse through windows (such as with Alt + Tab, or even just clicking on another window), nothing comes to the front, and stays as is. I've not touched my graphics / display settings, so the only thing I can think of, is when I was going through the boot-up applications, but I doubt I disabled anything that would have been graphics and GUI based, or the compizconfig-settings-manager disrupted something. I've ye to test anything, it's rather early.
I tried browsing URL... from Ubuntu - no luck - all browsers fail saying it's some network problem or so,but when I launched windowsXP from VirtualBox from inside Ubuntu (Maverick x64) - no problem viewing this site.Anyone any idea what could be wrong?
I have been quite frustrated searching around for others that have had the same problems as I have had an what solutions are available. It appears there is a plethora of issues surrounding file sharing between Ubuntu and Windows machines; but things work prefectly for some and not for others.
The specific problem that I have having is that I cannot access file shares from any of the Windows 7 machines on my network. I use a Windows 7 machine for the main source of files that I like to access from other machines on the network. I do not normally access it from other Windows 7 machines through a Homegroup (I have removed the Windows 7 PC from the homegroup while trying to figure this out as well) - I normally just browse the network via the Windows 7 machine.
Here is what I'm doing (and seeing):
1. Click on home folder icon on Unity's launcher
2. Click "Network" in the sidepane
3. Wait a long time (like 40 seconds or so). "Windows Network" is the only folder/icon showing up in the "Network" folder once it shows anything.
4. Click on "Windows Network"
5. "WORKGROUP" shows up
6. Click on it
7. There is a delay with no visual indication (other than nothing happens and clicking in that window does nothing) and then I see "Opening "WORKGROUP" - Click cancel to stop"
8. See "Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server"
I ran 'smbtree -N' and see a line for the PC I'm currently using, plus I see the following line for the other two PCs in the workgroup "WORKGROUP" (name is different for other PC):
Code: \MEDIA-PC cli_start_connection: failed to connect to MEDIA-PC<20> (0.0.0.0). Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
I've seen guides to auto-mount certain shares from other projects to specific locations, and I'll probably do this at some point, but I really want to be able to browse the other machines shares.
Code: session request to 192.168.1.3 failed (Called name not present) session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
How to browse the network with Ubuntu Netbook Edition? In the destop edition I just go to 'Places - Network' and I'm good to go, but for the life of me I can't find anything that will allow me to do this in the netbook edition.
I had a 9.04 install that was working well within the network. I had a lot of shares setup from a windows 2003 server. Unfortunately, I had a hardware failure and had to upgrade. Also unfortunately, 9.04 would not install on the new hardware (MB/CPU/RAM), but I was able to install 9.10.Now my problem is I can not browse the windows network. I installed samba and followed the instructions found here
When I go to network through nautilus, I see a windows network icon, when I open it, there is nothing.I am at a loss and really need this problem resolved (work production computer)
I just installed FC15 from scratch, and everything seems to be working OK, except that I cannot view other computers on my local network. I didn't have any problems when I was running FC13.I am able to get on the internet, and view the website I configured on this machine, but anything "network" related I cannot see.But now when I open Network, I am presented with MYGROUP, WORKGROUP, and my domain name (which is my actual "workgroup" as I don't have a domain). I cannot get to any of them - get the same timeout error as above.
While in a web browser I'm trying to attach a file which resides on a network location. The file dialogue doesn't allow me to browse any network location. I've mounted the volume and added locations to favorites. I've also tried entering an smb:// path. This only happens in browsers, both FFnd Chrome, some examples would be attaching a file in gmail, yousendit, etc. I can browse and work off the network normally in desktop apps.
I'm very new to *nix. -MacBook Pro -2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM -Nvidia 8600M -Ubuntu 10.04
Tomorrow I decided to dedicate 100% of my disk to opensuse! So I backed up the files from the remaining windows partition, deleted them and expanded the /home partition. Well, I ran into some problems during first boot. I referred to an article at the wiki and fixed it. Although I did some small fixing manually at the fstab file. The system booted! But I can't browse anywhere outside the local network! At this forum I found some info regarding the dmesg |tail command. Here is my output:
biduzido@biduNote:~> dmesg |tail [ 1256.061852] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [ 1256.061865] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current] [ 1256.061873] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical block address out of range [ 1256.061882] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0 [ 1256.061890] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 0 [ 1256.062662] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [ 1256.062672] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current] [ 1256.062682] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical block address out of range [ 1256.062690] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0 [ 1256.062697] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 0
I use KVpnc and openVPN to connect to my desktop at work from my laptop at home. This works fine, I can reach my desktop at the office from my laptop at home. The only problem is that when the Vpn connection is active I cannot use a browser on my laptop. In fact, I cannot connect to anything outside the office Vpn (like mail, chat etc).
I suspected it had something to do with the DNS servers at the office not being reachable from the Vpn so I added my "regular" DNS servers to the /etc/resolve.conf used when the Vpn is active, I added two lines in total on the form "nameserver <ip-address>". This did not solve the problem. I have searched the KVpn forums without finding anything, and the same goes for the openSUSE forums. Does anybody else experience the same problem?
In Network Settings in OpenSuse 11.1 while using "Traditional Method with ifup" I am able to set up a box as a server and connect via http over the net BUT Firefox cannot browse. If I switch to "User Controlled with NetworkManager" I can run Firefox but my server is not contactable. How do I do both?
I have a new Debian 5.04/ppc install on a G5 tower and it's not able to browse the local network. The clean install could see the network, then I installed the Samba server, and it hasn't worked since. Samba server never really worked, and I'm guessing I messed something up. I've reinstalled network-manager, and removed / reinstalled samba.
I have a small home network (6 machines) running wired and/or wireless, pc/mac and linux.This machine can PING other machines by name and IP address.This machine can PING itself by name and IP address Other machines can PING this machine by IP address only, not by name.Nautilus network browser only shows the "Windows Network" icon, which, when clicked, shows an empty window.I've got networking up fine on all my other machines but this one is stumping me.
Like the forum for #1I'm using debian 5.0 with a modem to connect to the internetand eth1 to network my home computers. When I try to browse the internet with Konqueror, I have to disable eth1 then wvdial just to browse the internet. How do I fix this?Note: My resolv.conf has my primary DNS address in it, for my ISP (nameserver 184.108.40.206) and so on.
I have openSUSE 11.2 64-bit KDE, I have installed it with lan cable connected, install updates and than switch to wireless.Everything worked great until I went to my girlfreind with laptop, there I can connect to router, use Skype but can't browse pages with firefox, can't install packages with YAST Also wired connection gives the same result but her PC have no problem with Internet.I have traied ifup, deleting /etc/resolv/conf, disabling NetworManager routing options with no succes
I have ran into a permissions problem. It seems that any file I have created with Fedora I can browse to in Firefox. I cannot browse to files that I have downloaded from the internet or copied locally across our network. I changed file permissions to 755 and 777 for these files. I even thought that maybe it was the php file content that was causing the issue. So, I copied the file content from file 2 into file 1. File 1 was the file I could always browse to since I created it in Fedora. I could still browse to file 1 after it had file 2's content.
I look at the permissions and they appear the same for both files. I am not sure why I cannot open the other files. I downloaded phpMyAdmin. I cannot hit any of these files in a browser. I also copied some files from a a backup location we have internally. I cannot browse to any of these files either. I used chmod 777 filename. Even after doing that I could not hit any of the files. I moved the files into my document root directory ( /var/www/html ) and I still cannot browse to these files.
I wanted to setup a Samba share on a box running Ubuntu 10.4 and share it to Windows 7 computers throughout my house. When I browse the Network (thru Windows), I can see "Media Devices" that correspond with the locations of where I will put the media. The problem is that I have been unable to copy the media to the Ubuntu server because I cannot see the Ubuntu "computer" from Windows 'Network'.
All computers are on the same Workgroup
Running the following command line from Windows returns no errors and lists the samba share:
Using the testparm command on my smb.conf returns only one error (which previous googling seems to indicate is not an issue). The following is what was returned by the command:
I installed centos 5.3 x86 at vrtualbox on windows 7 x64 as host. The ping answers "network is unreachable", ifconfig has an ip "192,168,51,100". At control panel, I seleted intel PRO/1000MT Desktop Host only. Is this centos's problem?
i had got an external USB modem, infact any indian would know that Reliance has this Net Connect which they give by which we can surf through the net. Although fedora is detecting this i dont know as to how i can browse the net using this since all the files are in .exe format which is only compatible with windows.
I am a reasonably competent Linux user running Fedora Core 1 on an Athlon with samba-3.0.0-15 installed from RPM as supplied in the original install image. Though I have used Linux continuously for several years, this is my first attempt at getting samba running, so please pardon my ignorance.
In short, I want to be able to access Windows shares, especially certain public shares that are set to not require a user name and password.
I have modified my smb.conf file to list the correct Windows Workgroup designated by my university and have initialized the samba service by running "/etc/init.d/smb start" as root. The remainder of the smb.conf file was left unchanged, including the security level. (This only has to do with the local SMB server, not client, right?)
By running "Network Servers" from the RedHat/Start menu in GNOME, I see various workgroups, including the one that I wish to browse. Inside the workgroup are all the Windows servers that should be present. However, when I try to browse volumes on ANY Windows server, including those that I know for a fact do NOT require a user name password (when accessed from a Windows machine), I am prompted for a name/password. I have been unable to figure out how to get around this, since these servers simply have no user names or passwords associated with them.
How to let me browse freely shared volumes on Windows machines, I hate having to go to the computer lab to download homework assignments from share servers.
Using SUSE 11 with Gnome. I mounted a CIFS share from a Windows server as /mnt/win. With the file browser, I can browse to file system/mnt/win and then the files and folders of the Windows share come up fine and I can open them. When I use the file browser to browse to network, the server hosting this share is listed. Then I browse to that server and it lists no shares (nothing at all). I can't go any further than the server. Is there a separate authentication necessary for the file browser to see this share from the network place?
My setup: Private router which connects to the internet. Host: win7 with VMWare workstation Ubuntu 10.04 runs in a virtual machine on VMWare workstation.
Win7 works fine. Ubuntu can ping with valid ip address and firefox can load a webpage if provided with valid ip address. Ubuntu cannot ping with domain name and firefox cannot browse with domain name. Examples: Ping google.dk results in
Code: ping: unknown host google.dk Writing google.dk in the address bar of firefox results in
Code: Firefox can't find the server at www.google.dk.
Code: peterbf@ubuntu:~$ ping 220.127.116.11 PING 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=237 time=40.3 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=237 time=38.8 ms ^C --- 184.108.40.206 ping statistics --- 2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1001ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 38.892/39.645/40.398/0.753 ms Writing 220.127.116.11 in the address bar of firefox results in a correctly loaded google page.
recently I got new wireless card, att usb Quicksilver(based/produce by Option?), for att.Regular gnome network manager freezes the computer when I am plugging it it therefore I installed the one from wicd.net.Also, I am using HSOConnect (to connect by to G3 network), and sometimes I connect to regular wireless g connection through router.
Under both cases I can ping the website by IP and can access the website by ip (ex. google) but can not ping or browse by name.As a side note... I can use and access Skype fine under g3 network and normal wireless.I tried browsing and finding other solutions in past few days but ended up breaking everything and reinstalling to get back to the point I am at now.I am working on the road, so not being to broswse is rather crippling to me.... also I can access internet normally only from home from different computer now.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 at work and I've installed a Windows XP virtual box machine under it, that is joind to our Active Directory domain(but Ubuntu is/will not joined). I've set up VPN on XP box and I can connect to it from Ubuntu. I want to browse network shares(that use AD for permissions) and domain sites(like sharepoint) from Ubuntu. But even after connecting to VPN when I can't browse network shares, and nautilus asks for domain user/pass and tries to open share with no success. What extra steps is needed to browse my corporate network from Ubuntu via VPN?