Networking problem

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by James Screech, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. I have a home network consisting of a XP sp3 laptop, a Vista Home laptop and
    a Netgear DG834 router.
    When connected via wireless networking everything works fine, both computers
    can connect to the internet and can access shared folders and printers.
    However if I connect the XP laptop directly to the router via a cable (I
    haven't tried this with the Vista machine) it can still access the internet
    but the machines cannot see or access the shared folders/printers on the
    other machine. Both laptops are in the same workgroup and using the command
    line can ping each other.

    Does anyone have any ideas why I cannot access the shared folders?

    I sometimes need to transfer large amounts of data between the laptops and
    would prefer to have one plugged into the router for this as it should be
    faster then having both accessing the network via wifi for the transfer. I
    know plugging both into the router would probably be the fastest solution
    but this is not practical.

    James
     
    James Screech, Jan 10, 2009
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  2. It's possible that the Netgear box has "security features" that separates
    the Wired from the Wireless Clients.

    Beyond that,...don't know,...I don't use one of those.

    or,....Change the situation so that it "is" practical to connect both via
    cable.


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    "James Screech" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    >I have a home network consisting of a XP sp3 laptop, a Vista Home laptop
    >and a Netgear DG834 router.
    > When connected via wireless networking everything works fine, both
    > computers can connect to the internet and can access shared folders and
    > printers. However if I connect the XP laptop directly to the router via a
    > cable (I haven't tried this with the Vista machine) it can still access
    > the internet but the machines cannot see or access the shared
    > folders/printers on the other machine. Both laptops are in the same
    > workgroup and using the command line can ping each other.
    >
    > Does anyone have any ideas why I cannot access the shared folders?
    >
    > I sometimes need to transfer large amounts of data between the laptops and
    > would prefer to have one plugged into the router for this as it should be
    > faster then having both accessing the network via wifi for the transfer. I
    > know plugging both into the router would probably be the fastest solution
    > but this is not practical.
    >
    > James
     
    Phillip Windell, Jan 13, 2009
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