Adding a new network location in vista

By Rolty ·
Hi, I have a problem in windows Vista... I have recently installed a new router and now a file server(Linux Centos with samba) on my system isnt showing in explorer or any load/save dialogs. I can access the device in explorer by typing \\ in the address bar and then all is revealed and works except that this machine still doesnt appear in the network locations...
Any windows experts able to help me out please?

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With the old router....

by ---TK--- In reply to Adding a new network loca ...

were you able to see your CentOS samba share in network locations?

If so I would hook up that old router and check out the config, and try to replicate the old settings into the new router.

Or you could "reserve" the CentOS ip address in the DHCP service of the router, then map a netowrk drive to the samba share. Or you could create a "shortcut" on your desktop to the samba share... Which ever is easiest for you.

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how to add a network location in vista

by technocrat25 In reply to Adding a new network loca ...

There may many ways to add a Network Location in Vista.
1. If you have Windows explorer open, press Alt key to display setup menu and select Tools. Or you can click Computer from Start. Right-Click an open area on the right pane of In "Computer" windows,, then select "Add a Network Location".
2.The "Add Network Location Wizard" will appear. Click "Next".
3.When asked, "Where do you want to create this network location?" select Choose a custom network location. Click "Next".
4.When asked to "Specify the location of your website" in the Internet or network address field, enter the shared for example, or \\chicagotech\sharedfolder. Click "Next".
5.Enter your User Name and Password if prompted.
6.When asked, "What do you want to name this location?" enter a label of your choosing. Click "Next".
7.When you see "Completing the Add Network Location Wizard" Check the box "Open the network location when I click Finish" and Click "Finish" (it may take some time for the Web Folder to open the first time).
8.A Network Location has been created in the "Network Location" section of Computer with the label you choose.

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Plagiarised from ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to add a network loca ...

Word-for-word including the grammatical errors.

I suppose cleaning up someone else's mistakes would be too much like ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTING !!

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