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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: StrayBit on January 21, 2017, 04:42:38 pm

Title: SOLVED Password fro Windows to VL7.2
Post by: StrayBit on January 21, 2017, 04:42:38 pm
Was unable to get my USB dongle to work, I dug out an old WAP attached via ethernet cable and remoted to my qwest WAP.  Linux has been assigned an ip address and I can ping my windows machine and vice-versa but no internet.

Since Samba no longer allows
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security share
, I have been unable to connect to my linux pc. I have set smb.conf to map guests to guestpc and
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useradd guestpc
When I try to connect using guestpc (which windows changes to BRUCE-PC/guestpc).  I've tried leaving the password blank as well as my passwords on Linux.
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Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Password fro Windows to VL7.2
Post by: nightflier on January 22, 2017, 04:45:37 am
Never tried that kind of setup.. have you tried command "smbpasswd -a <username>" and enter a blank password?
Title: Re: Password fro Windows to VL7.2
Post by: StrayBit on January 22, 2017, 01:33:12 pm
using smbpasswd, guestpc without a password does not work!  bruce with a password works but I can only access my home account!  Until I removed the Force User in Samba.config.
Thanks, Nightflier.

Oh! And changing a parameter in the repeater allowed my to access internet.