Windows 10: Networking issue - Windows and Ubuntu

  1.    11 Nov 2017 #1

    Networking issue - Windows and Ubuntu


    Went on a short trip, took my Windows 10 laptop, turned off the Ubuntu computer and my wife's Windows 10 computer. When I returned, I turned everything back on and nether Windows computer could see the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS computer. On the Ubuntu computer, Files/Network clicking on Windows Network received "Unable to access location - Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory" error. Both Windows computers were able to use the Ubuntu before the trip.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Nov 2017 #2

    Try connecting with IP of the Ubuntu computer
    Code:
    \\192.168.0.100
    You will have to find the Ubuntu IP in terminal with either:
    Code:
    ip ad | grep inet
    or
    Code:
    ifconfig | grep inet
    That's the way I usually do it.
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  3. Posts : 4,778
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       11 Nov 2017 #3

    Hmm, are you running any kind of third party security software, does it show your network connection as private? Those two items are what is going to be the first things to check.
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  4.    12 Nov 2017 #4

    sml156 said: View Post
    Try connecting with IP of the Ubuntu computer
    Code:
    \\192.168.0.100
    Entering the Ubuntu ip address into the Map Network Drive Folder: \\127.0.0.1 gave me a duplicate of my computer
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    the first time, cancelled and tried it again so I could post a picture and it gave me this error:
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    Tried it once again and got the connection shown in the first picture, cancelled, tried it again and got the error.
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  5.    12 Nov 2017 #5

    127.0.0.1 is the loopback IP for the local computer not the Ubuntu PC's IP address.

    See here for how to find the Ubuntu PC's IP address Find your IP address
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  6.    12 Nov 2017 #6

    clam1952 said: View Post
    127.0.0.1 is the loopback IP for the local computer not the Ubuntu PC's IP address.
    Following sml156's instruction on the Ubuntu computer gave me:
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 mask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host​
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  7.    12 Nov 2017 #7

    bro67 said: View Post
    Hmm, are you running any kind of third party security software, does it show your network connection as private? Those two items are what is going to be the first things to check.
    No third party security software. Network connection is Private.
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  8.    12 Nov 2017 #8

    Posted the problem in Microsoft Community, received an answer from an MVP, that solved the problem.

    "Try restarting both computers, log into Windows 10 first, then restart Ubuntu then log in then see if you can browse each." My reply was:

    "
    That did it! Kinda strange though, that's exactly what I did when I returned from my trip, started my Windows computer, then the Ubuntu and had the problem. And my wife's computer can now also access the Ubuntu!"



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  9. Posts : 4,778
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       13 Nov 2017 #9

    rboppy said: View Post
    Following sml156's instruction on the Ubuntu computer gave me:
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 mask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host​
    You just quoted the "Loopback" addresses. Somehow one or even both think that they are the Samba Master. I doubt that the trip showed up and messed with everything. Again, check your network adapter to see if it shows it in Public or Private. Of course your network connection is going to be private when you are home. Just go download Speccy and post the URL it gives you after you run the test, post that URL on here.
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  10. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       13 Nov 2017 #10

    The lan card was not getting a DHCP address, If it were you would of had another line that had something like
    Code:
    inet 192.168.0.100/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global enp3s0
    Rebooting allowed it to get a DHCP address
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