trouble with samba

I can’t get my system to talk to the windows systems I have on my network. I have the firewall turned off and have set up a smp user and password, but when I try to navigate to the network, nothing shows up. I would like it to be a peer network without a pdc like i have previously, but I’m at a loss right now.:confused:

never mind. apparently all I had to do was access the linux system from one of the windows systems and all is fine now.