Our house has 4 wired computers and a variety of wireless devices, with two separate routers, because it's an old house and one WAP doesn't cover everywhere.
Everything is working fine, but I'd like to share files among all devices (potentially), and haven't been able to figure out how. I've blundered around with file sharing, with very limited success.
Here's the current configuration
Internet connection - DSL
DSL is connected to Netgear B90-755044-15 - DSL modem and wireless router.
Wired to this (I'll call it Router A) I have two computers:
A1 is an AMD A8-5500, running Win 8 64 bit
A2 is an AMD Athlon 64 2800, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Wired into Router A I also have Router B - Linksys BEFW1154 V3. The two routers have different SSID's.
Wired to router B, I also have two computers:
B1 is an Intel Celeron 2.55 Ghz, running Win XP Home SP3
B2 is an AMD Athlon 64, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Most recently, I enabled file sharing for data folders on both Ubuntu computers and got the following results:
A1 can see the shared files on A2, but prompts for a username and password to access them
B1 can access the shared files on B2
A2 can see the shared folders on B2, but says "unable to mount" when I try to access them.
So, I decided that maybe I should just try and set up a functioning network, and the file sharing will come with it.
I didn't run MiniToolBox, because I thought maybe that was just to diagnose malfunctions.
Where should I start?