Trouble accessing Win7 Workgroup from Linux.

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Beelzebud
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Trouble accessing Win7 Workgroup from Linux.

Okay, I've had the WNR3500L for a couple of days, and I've had a few issues.   Hopefully someone can help me with the biggest so far.

On this network I have 2 Win7 desktops, 1 Win7 laptop (wireless), and 1 machine that runs Arch Linux.  If I view the network from the Windows machines they can see all shares, and access them just fine.   The Win7 boxes can even see the Arch Linux smb shared folders and use them just fine.   The problem comes in when I try to view the Windows Workgroup from Arch.  I get a generic error about not being able to find the share list. 

In the past I've dealt with this sort of issue before.  I know the D-Link routers have what is basically a white list that you add the computers on your network to so nothing is firewalled between them.   In the standard Netgear firmware I just can't seem to find any setting which lets me mark machines on my network as trusted.  

Any suggestions would be appreciated.   I've gone over my smb.conf file in Linux and I see nothing wrong with it, as it's the same config I've used for two years.  

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Problem solved. The new

Problem solved. The new router gave Win7 a new IP in a different range than before, and I just had to add an entry into /etc/hosts to fix the issue.