[maemo-users] Sharing PC Drives

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Mon Apr 28 19:15:56 EEST 2008

of course it is possible that Lake's problem is not with is N800/OS2008 
but the browsing capability  in his Windows Workgroup, or in the 
unlikely case that he has an Active Directory domain,  For example, it 
is possible that the Windows Service named "Computer Browser" is stopped 
or disabled on the Windows system in question. 

One way to sort out this kind of problem is to install/run Wireshark 
(fork/successor of Ethereal) on one of the PC's whose share that Ryan is 
trying to "browse" from  his Nokia N800 and see what if anything gets 
captured at the SMB/CIFS level.

Here for those who are not already aware, is the url to the www page at 
the Wireshark www site for downloading the Windows XP version of the 


As the download notes indicate, the download also includes WINPCAP which 
must be installed on the Windows system that will be capturing the packets.

I don't know but perhaps someone has ported wireshark to the n800 which 
might be a useful thing despite the small screen of the Internet Tablets.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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David Leinbach wrote:
> That's interesting that it doesn't work you for.  It works fine for me 
> (n800 with os2008).  I open file manager and after a few seconds any 
> machines with SMB shares (Windows machines or Linux machines with 
> Samba) show up.
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Lake Stevens Dental 
> <lakestevensdental at verizon.net <mailto:lakestevensdental at verizon.net>> 
> wrote:
>     Ryan Pavlik wrote:
>     >
>     >>
>     >> it would seem logical that a tablet should be able  to log onto
>     a lan
>     >> and access files via wifi.  If there's an app for that, it's not
>     >> very well described  or marketed.  In contrast, my daughter's
>     eee pc
>     >> wifi logs on to our home lan and network resoures show up in the
>     >> default file manager's startp page. I'm not sure why this the
>     >> the tablet's file manager doesn't work this way.  Seems like a
>     'duh' as
>     >> far as obvious utility goes, but here we are without it.
>     > This should be built in to the file manager - open it up, and any
>     > windows/samba shares that don't require a logon are be there.
>      Should be, IMHO, but it doesn't work on my lan...   At least not with
>     the generic setup that my n800 2008OS has.  As noted before, it would
>     seem logical for the system to default this way, but doesn't happen.
>     --
>     Always, Dr Fred C
>     drfredc at drfredc.com <mailto:drfredc at drfredc.com>
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