[ubuntu] Samba/Network Issues

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http://ubuntuforums.org – A Tale of Two Laptops: I have an Acer notebook running Linux Mint with Samba. I also have a HP dv6 that dual boots Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. On the HP, while in Windows, the network is doing just fine, I can see all the folders that are marked to share. The issue is when I am in 12.04. What is strange is that works sometimes, but not others, but as of late, trying to connect to my server just causes the Browse Network to become unresponsive and require a force quit. I've looked for solutions, but every thing that pops up once you mention Samba and Ubuntu in a search is about Windows iss (Hardware)