I have:

  1. Ubuntu 10.10
  2. Windows 7 in virtual box (let's call this vbox)
  3. Then another Windows 7 machine (let's call this remote) in the network

When I'm on vbox and browse (\ip.of.remote) I'm able to see the shared drives. No password was setup, and none was asked. When on Ubuntu, and I go to smb://ip.of.remote it asks for username/password.

How do I fix this?



  • Jan 30 2011: I'm able to connect from Xubuntu to Windows (via Gigolo). It allows me to press connect even if there's no username. With Ubuntu though, if I remove the username, the connect button is grayed out. Maybe then it's just an interface problem?
  • Should this be migrated to askubuntu.com?
    – kzh
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 19:59
  • Oh didn't know there was a stackexchange site particularly for Ubuntu. Thanks! Commented Dec 11, 2010 at 12:58
  • 2
    @kzh: Some of us don't understand why there's both, and feel that Ubuntu questions are perfectly welcome here as well...
    – Josh
    Commented Dec 11, 2010 at 13:07

1 Answer 1


You can try providing guest as username and no password.

It seems to me that sometimes Ubuntu forgets to try with the guest credentials.

  • 1
    Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. :/ The authentication window just pops up again. Commented Dec 12, 2010 at 6:38

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