As the title suggests, I have tried everything but cannot see my Desktop 14.04 Ubuntu Gnome box from my laptop running the same distro, and vice versa. However, I CAN see my laptop samba shares from my Android phone using ES File Explorer.
Please do not suggest NFS or SSH or SFTP or SSHFS, as I have windows devices that occasionally connect, and I would rather get this thing up and running using Samba.
I should also mention that the router I use is a D Link DSL-2750 U and I can access the internet on both eth0 and wlan0. The problem arises when I try to ping the laptop locally (192.168.--) It fails when I do it from the desktop, and vice versa.
So basically my ethernet-connected desktop cannot see/ping my laptop, but my phone which is on the same wireless network as my desktop can.
I've tried everything I can including configuring the router, and going to factory settings. But I cannot for the life of me seem to fix this seemingly silly problem.
ANY help would be appreciated.