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Well now, for the past 7 years, or so, I have been "Networking" my 'Puters here at home -and- NOT really knowing what the heck I was doing. I had/have 'one' Linux machine and ALL the rest were/are Windows machines. Don't know IF you've noticed or not -but- Windows PC's almost Network themselves... on a local Network.

What brings this up is... I just got a  New HP Pavilion 500-277c i7-Quad Computer   My initial setup and testing was in my 'Shop' -and- I was able to communicate with my other computers at almost no effort. Give it a hostname and join in my TRComputing group and --- wamo. We are connected. But we were/are in Windows 8 on the New Machine.

Now then, my 'Old PC' was/is running Linux openSuSE 12.3 -but- I also had Samba setup on it. With that setup I was able to connect easily with the New PC... via Windows. However, when it came to talking between the two Linux machines... things were different. Samba was NOT necessarily used.

 System Properties  This is something in Windows. In it we have Computer Name, Full Computer Name, Computer Description and Workgroup. This information, at least the name and description, is what is shown in the Workgroup of "Samba Shares" of the Network in Linux Dolphin.

 May 2nd, 2016 /8:40am  Alllllllrighty now... We have obtained "another new machine" so we are trying to UpDate this again. It is, naturally, an HP. This one is an  HP Envy 700-530qe i7-Quad Computer. It also came with Windows 8 installed -BUT- at the end, or close to it, of the set up it offered Windows 10. After some long thought... we accepted the offer and it has been on Windows 10 for the time I have had it. Also have it "Dual Booting" with openSuSE 13.2.


  Windows 10 Networking

 November 15th, 2018  All the Win10 UpDates, and a couple of the openSuSE updates, have screwed up my Networking. Had to fix it. This is going to involve 4 of my files:

  1.  My HP Envy 700-530  
  2.  My HP Pavilion 500-277c  
  3.  My HP DM4 Laptop  
  4.  Networking II   This file.
  5.  My Windows 10  

When Microsoft removed Homegroup from Windows v1803, it affected all sharing. Here are some things you can do.

To get your PC's to be visible under File Explorer network section then the most important part is to start some required services.

This is done via: Control Panel -> Administrative Services -> Services, locate those services, start them and set Start type to Automatic (Delayed Start). 

Services are:
   - Function Discovery Provider Host
   - Function Discovery Resource Publication
   - SSDP Discovery
   - UPnP Device Host

Look at more details from the example of how  Pauli O   setup his network to work with Win 10 1803.

Refer:  Windows 10 Pro Cannot Access Shared Computers  

November 20th, 2018  I joined the Windows 10 gang back before it was released as an "insider". This was on my trusty Laptop. It "was" working fine until we got all these "UpDates". Especially the latest ones. I've got 3 machines:

  • HP-i7-1
  • HP-i7-2
  • HP Laptop
and only one of them is working correctly "most" of the time in Windows 10. Now then, the Laptop is the only one that boots up in Win10. The other two boot up in Linux, and then I fire up VMware and then fire up some verion of Windows.

The two "Biggest" problems with these UpDates are... on the Laptop I get this: "Updating -- blah, blah, blah" -and then- "We couldn't do it... Uninstalling"!! This takes a lot of time! The other problem is the Networking. As stated above, I have had my systems Networking for a number of years... not just a short time, but years. This has been through a number of Windows versions and a number of SuSE versions. I've had difficulties -but- nothing like these. Microsoft has broken my bridged Networking.

So, if you don’t want Windows 10 automatically downloading updates on your home network connection, just set it as a metered connection.

To change this option for a Wi-Fi network, open the Settings app, head to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, and click the name of the Wi-Fi network you're currently connected to. Enable the "Set as metered connection" option on the properties page. This option only affects the Wi-Fi network you're currently editing, but Windows will remember this setting for each individual Wi-Fi network on which you change it.

To change this option for a wired Ethernet network, open the Settings app, head to Network & Internet > Ethernet, and click the name of your Ethernet connection. Enable the "Set as metered connection" option on the properties page.

Refer:  How-to-Geek  

The above "fix" for the UpDates was primarily for the Laptop. How-some-ever, it was also applied to the others. IF I can stop these ridiculous UpDates ... constantly happening ... I am. In the past I had my systems to "only tell me" when there was an UpDate and then I could choose whether to UpDate them or not. This will, hopefully, put me back in that control.

Now then, the "other problem" is on my HP-i7-1. It got UpDated into 1803. My other HP-i7-2 got stopped at 1709 and it will Network properly. Need to figure out how to either dump the 1803 on HP-i7-1 and go back to 1709, -OR- dump Windows 10 on it all together and go back to Windows 7.


     Linux Network Two Machines

Between 2 Linux machines, Samba is not necessary as its intented to bridge between Windows and Linux, where Linux works natively. -But- I have a mixture. Do I need Samba on both?? I believe I do so that they can both talk to the Windows machines. -But- one has to be the master -or- so I would think. There is that 'Master' setting in Samba. Now with my current setup, I have used Homesite to edit my HTML files from -and- to my Laptop. So, let's search the Web a little more...

Target Hostname Tipper-i7.trcomputing
Target IP
Source Hostname dusty-tr2.trcomputing
Source IP
User ctaylor
  •  Make sure hostnames of IP addresses of both server and client are known across the network. One PC will be the 'Server' and one will be the 'Client'.
  •  Allllrighty now...We have sftp on both machines. openSuSE installs it by default. Using the sftp Protocol

    Copying files in KDE or GNOME with SFTP is very simple. Proceed as follows:

    1. Press Alt-F2.
    2. Enter the following at the address prompt:
    3. Enter your the password of  ctaylor   on  dusty-tr2.trcomputing  .
    4. Drag and drop your server files or directories to your desktop or a local directory.
    From:  openSUSE Documentation  


  Wireless Networking

Delete saved WiFi/WLAN password for specific user
If you are able to log in to the User account then Start => Settings => Network and internet =>
Wifi (on left) => Manage known networks (on right).

Click on the network name, click on Forget.
Refer:  TenForums  

Home networking Wi-Fi vs. internet
Wi-Fi and internet are two different things. Let me say it again: they are two different things.

Refer:  Home networking explained  


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