network shares stopped working

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 01:12:16 BST 2008


Hi NoOp

On Wednesday 25 June 2008 13:40:34 NoOp wrote:
> On 06/24/2008 04:49 PM, James Takac wrote:
> > Hi guys
> >
> > My network (smb) shares have stopped working after the last updates. No
> > computer can see the others via the network it seems. Main comp is 8.04
> > and others still 7.10. One of the 7.10 pc's cann at least see the network
> > name from my router and displays an error akin to folder contents can not
> > be displayed when clicking the windows network icon. This one only shows
> > a "windows network" and nothing beyond. No errors just empty folder and
> > no pc's or networks. The 8.10 pc does this later trick as well. Any
> > ideas?. btw, all pc's updated the other day so I'm guessing something to
> > do with the updates
> >
> > James
>
> I've had so many problems of late with standard samba shares (7.10 -
> 8.04) that I simply don't try the "browse the network" thing anymore.
> Instead I just use the location bar and:
>
> smb//ipaddress-or-machinename/
>
> and once connected I make sure to bookmark the link (Bookmarks|Add
> Bookmark) and then just use the bookmark instead.


Thx. That got me there for now. Interestingly the computer names are not 
working but the network addresses are which seems odd to me at least

James




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