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There is probably a very simple answer to this but it has me stumped.

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine on a windows LAN. Previously I could find the shared folders on the system by using \\servername\sharename. Recently I changed ISP's and as a result also the DHCP server/modem. The old network was, the new one is

All the settings seem correct on the Ubuntu machine, and the DHCP has assigned the IP of, which I can ping without any loss of data. However when I try to connect using \\servername\sharename I get

The Network Path was not found !

I can access the internet from the Ubuntu machine without any problems, plus I can see and navigate to as well as open shared folders and files on all the windows machines on my LAN.

Any suggestions?

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Hi Impera, where do I type this? I am not familiar with linux – user218134 Nov 22 '13 at 2:01

Something like that was with me some monts ago ! Try that:

    sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

And you shold find something like:

    iface eth0 inet static 
    auto eth0 

Copy all and save somwhere, after that, delete all from interface, save and restart If something wrong, change back your interface !

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Type this in your terminal, Dash Menu and search Terminal, or use CTRL + ALT + F1 to F6, you can start at the same time 6 terminals, it's something like Command Line in Windows, to exit from Terminal use ALT + F7 ! – Impera Nov 22 '13 at 8:22

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