and have you tried \\pfsense-fqdn
Like I said \\pfsensename
would be netbios, and yeah if you do not setup samba to respond to that, then it won't, etc.
I have not played with this in quite some time, but I do believe that nmbd is the daemon that responds to netbios requests. So is that running?
Guess I could fire up a test pfsense box on vm and play with samba on it.. But still curious wtf you installing samba on a firewall for?? For possible reason could you have to run samba on your firewall/gateway box? Not good security practice that is for sure
I am not seeing any samba packages for pfsense, how are you installing it - what freebsd packages are you installing? could you post up your smb.conf
Your other quick option would be to just setup lmhost file on your windows os for your pfsense box. Also what is the length of your pfsense name - there is a limit to netbios names.. 15 or 16 characters I do believe.