Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How to setup wine for networking?

Unless i have linux access to my windows network, i can't do wine discover the windows network. How to do it?, also wine hasnt cmd line utility so i can't use commands like net use, ping etc this is the question too.

share|improve this question

You can't: Wine only accesses the networking functionality from Linux.

You should mount your Windows shares using mount, then instruct Wine (using winecfg) to assign a drive letter for them.

The ping command is part of standard Linux install.

share|improve this answer
Thanks for reply. I will try clear more the matter. My linux can see win network ping mount and so on. Question is to ping and use network command from wine. I wonder why wine internet browser avant can access the net (external in his case) and the other part of wine stuff not. – Yurij73 Oct 3 '12 at 19:45
Try this: wiki.winehq.org/… . If network only works in some apps, but not in others, you might have found a bug in Wine. – Renan Oct 3 '12 at 19:47

I never tried, but copy these binaries you need from your Windows installation to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/ should work

But on the other hand, why wouldn't you try to find a replacement that runs natively in Linux?

share|improve this answer

Just pointing: Wine has builtin cmd utility, however it is not fully functional. To run it, simply type

wine cmd
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.