I think the cifs mount uses port 445 (at least a very cursory google says it does but you may want to google further to confirm that).
On that basis, go into "wireless mode" and from the laptop do
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$ telnet 172.16.31.3 445
The reponses may be one of:
this means all the routing etc is correct, you have reached the windows machine but it's not serving network shares on the 172 address.
"no route to host" or "Network is unreachable"
guess what, it's a routing problem and you're not reaching the windows box, so you need to check all your network setup and routing most likely on the Linux box.
"connection timed out"
the routing is probably OK, but you still can't reach the box, this could be something such as windows firewall on the Windows box denying connections into the 172 network.
"connected to 172.16.31.3 " followed by a couple of lines about escape chars
This means you've connected to the WIndows box successfully, so all networking is OK, this means it's most likely something wrong with the mount points, or the Windows box is serving shares on the 172 network but not the share you're looking for.
The next steps will depend on what result you get.
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