you are welcome.
At some people, people were having a lot of problems like yours and we didnt know where they came from and how to solve them. I am starting to get solutions to these problems down to a science now
opening up those ports on windows works, now i am waiting for somebody else with the same problem to try a force of samba local server on linux to see if that solution will work too
can you change the title of your thread and add "solved" to it?
you can do that by going to the first post, click "modify" link and then change the title.