Setting Up Samba with a LinkSYS Cable Router

Joseph Burnsworth jburnsworth at
Mon Sep 17 19:20:03 GMT 2001

Using that particular router should not matter at all.  Just treat it
as you would any other hub.  Although I think it would be easier to set up
the router to NOT be a DHCP server, and use a private network subnet.

The manual that comes with that router gives _complete_ instructions on
how to this.

Of course make sure your smb.conf is set up correctly as well.

Good Luck..


On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Gary Stanton wrote:

> I can not get my linux server to show up in my network neighborhood in windows98.  I am using a LINKSYS cable router to network two pcs together.  I know my network is working fine because I can connect from one windows pc to another but not to the linux box.
> I think the problem has something to do with the router be a DHCP server.  I don't think I am setting up some of the ip addresses or names correctly to allow the machines to talk to one another.
> Has anyone had any experience connecting a linux and windows pc using LINKSYS DSL/CABLE ROUTER??  If so,  maybe you could tell me what I may need to do.
> Also, when I run "smbclient -L localhost" I get a connection refused and connection to local host failed after it says what addresses it has added.
> Thanks for your help!

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