Cannot see shared folders on network
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:58 pm
I am running an HP Pavilion 17-g199nr Laptop with Mint 18 Mate and a HP G71-340US Laptop with Mint 17 Mate and an HP ENVY 5642 wireless printer all connected via a Verizon Home Phone and internet router BRV 6700 for my network. I can print but cannot see any shared folders on either laptop. I have set up all of the folders that I want shared on the network, but I cannot see these folders when I browse the network. I can ping both laptops successfully. I initially tried to set up an wireless network but the above mentioned problem arose so I then hooked up a wired lan but neither network shows the files. I set up my shares using the file system going into properties of each folder and activating the sharing and I have also added the folders to be shared in samba using SAMBA GUI. I have checked the smb.conf and smbusers.conf files and they appear to be correct. I have downloaded and installed system-config-samba and gvfs.backends. I can really use some help on this. I have been using ubuntu for several years but am an absolute newbie to networking.