I have a wireless network configured at home. I have a Windows XP laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04.1 laptop. I have shared a folder on both computers. I am able to read/write files from my Windows computer to my Ubuntu computer. I am not able to access the shared folder on my Windows computer from my Ubuntu computer.
When I click on the "Browse Network -> Windows Network" my wireless appears as a folder. If I click on that it attempts to open but eventually fails. I expected to eventually see a connection to the Windows computer. Instead I get a message "Unable to mount location" with a sub-message "Failed to retrieve share list from server".
I suspect this is something rather simple. I am not a Ubuntu expert by any means. I am in the process of switching from Windows to Ubuntu as much as possible (I think I'll always have to maintain a Windows presence for my wife).
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.