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  1. Router Issue Wireless LAN

    Hi all,

    Please can you help with this one ? I've posted this issue before but still
    not managed to fix !

    Desktop connected to wireless router, connects to internet etc fine.

    Laptop connected wireless to router, connects to internet etc fine.

    Laptop can not see desktop at all or vice versa, cannot even ping eachother,
    although they can both ping router and router setup page shows them both as
    being connected.

    Please can you help me on this one ? d-link DSL-G624T Router. Both
    machines running XP home SP 2. I only want to be able to share files and a
    printer !

    Thanks in advance.

    Kev




  2. Re: Router Issue Wireless LAN

    Kevin Cole wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > Please can you help with this one ? I've posted this issue before but
    > still not managed to fix !
    >
    > Desktop connected to wireless router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    > Laptop connected wireless to router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    > Laptop can not see desktop at all or vice versa, cannot even ping
    > eachother, although they can both ping router and router setup page shows
    > them both as being connected.
    >
    > Please can you help me on this one ? d-link DSL-G624T Router. Both
    > machines running XP home SP 2. I only want to be able to share files and
    > a printer !
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >

    Did you run the network setup wizard from Network connections on both
    computers?


  3. Re: Router Issue Wireless LAN

    It sounds like everything is fine as far as connectivity goes. You
    have a valid address on both machine(they can get online). You have
    both machines on the same subnet and haven't accidentally separated
    them(both can access the router). I think the problem might be a
    firewall blocking out "good" traffic. Firewalls, if not configured
    right, will indiscriminately block all traffic. If the firewall is
    installed on both machines, you'll have to set this up on both
    computers, incoming and outgoing. Not knowing exactly what program
    you have(zone alarm, some symantec product, etc) I can't give an exact
    answer but the easiest thing to do is to allow all traffic in a given
    IP range, the range on your network. For example if your desktop is
    given the address 192.168.1.10 and your laptop is given 192.168.1.11
    and you know you only have 2 computers on your network, you could
    allow all from the range 192.168.1.10-192.168.1.11(replace those
    addresses with the actual numbers you have and the range of addresses
    you have) on both machines. That sets the firewal to allow incoming
    and outgoing traffic on all ports for that range. By default, certain
    firewalls block windows network traffic. The more secure approach is
    to only allow that one port for that range on both machines. I think
    the port used is 139, but I might be wrong. My girlfriends father
    bought a new printer but couldn't get his upstairs computer to find
    it. Turned out his firewall on both machines was blocking out the
    requests so he couldn't even see the computer on the network, much
    less Ping or connect.

    That should do it, if not post back.

    >Hi all,
    >
    >Please can you help with this one ? I've posted this issue before but still
    >not managed to fix !
    >
    >Desktop connected to wireless router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    >Laptop connected wireless to router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    >Laptop can not see desktop at all or vice versa, cannot even ping eachother,
    >although they can both ping router and router setup page shows them both as
    >being connected.
    >
    >Please can you help me on this one ? d-link DSL-G624T Router. Both
    >machines running XP home SP 2. I only want to be able to share files and a
    >printer !
    >
    >Thanks in advance.
    >
    >Kev
    >
    >


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  4. Re: Router Issue Wireless LAN

    Kevin Cole wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Please can you help with this one ? I've posted this issue before but still
    > not managed to fix !
    >
    > Desktop connected to wireless router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    > Laptop connected wireless to router, connects to internet etc fine.
    >
    > Laptop can not see desktop at all or vice versa, cannot even ping eachother,
    > although they can both ping router and router setup page shows them both as
    > being connected.
    >
    > Please can you help me on this one ? d-link DSL-G624T Router. Both
    > machines running XP home SP 2. I only want to be able to share files and a
    > printer !
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Kev
    >
    >
    >



    AFAIK, XP Home is not set up for true networking, which is what you
    want. Use XP Professional.

    There may be an add-on for XP Home to enable networking, but I don't
    know of one.

    --
    Wolf
    'Just because it's true doesn't mean it's the right answer.'

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