home network through router

Paul S paulatgm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 17:05:28 UTC 2009

David Kuntadi said the following on 09/23/2009 07:15 PM:
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Paul S <paulatgm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The router DNS table shows each laptop's connection device and assigned
>> ip address to the wifi and ip address
>> to the eth0 cable.
>> I want to share some folders between the laptops.
> Are the laptops able to ping each other?


I've followed some of the previous tips, like changing the work group to 
be the same as the router network and ssid names, which seems to have 
helped some.  Now, I can ping each other and the router successfully.

Also, I had the same hostname on each laptop, so changed one of those.

Also, I had just installed nfs support, not samba.  So, now, I've gone 
back and added samba to both machines.

Now, in PLACES > NETWORK I click on Windows Network icon and I get an 
icon with my router (network) name on it.  Clicking on it gives me two 
icons, one named after the hostname of one laptop and the other the 
hostname of the other laptop.  If I click on the other laptop's icon, it 
gives me 2 folder icons, one labelled print$ and the other public. 
Clicking on public gives me a popup password prompt for "share public on 
localhost1", and it has my proper Domain (router / network name) listed, 
and entering the password and hitting connect gives me an empty nautilus 
under the heading "public on <hostname>".  The file that I had setup for 
sharing, was called /home/paul/Documents.  It's contents don't appear 

Any ideas?

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