Troubleshooting Windows shares (samba)
On your Windows machines, use DHCP
This may sound weird, but it solves quite a bit of issues. If you wish to have static addresses, 1 way of doing it is if your router supports static DHCP. This way your PCs/devices will get assigned always the same IP on every dhcp request
Using shell access, go to the directory that's shared, and list its permissions
- Add discussion about which file perms are recommended and how to change them.
A samba "bug" has been fixed in samba v3.0.22 . Upgrade to that version for full Windows share support
Try adding guest access
While you may want security w/ user/passwords on your shares, enabling guest access is another way of troubleshhoting if you can make it work.
- Discuss how to do it