Wireless networking issues - not seen/can't connect

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?RUdNY0Nhbm4=?=, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. This network's just not cooperating.
    Setup:
    WRT54G wireless router.
    Desktop
    Laptop
    Both systems connecting wirelessly.
    Both using XP Home SP2, completely updated.

    Shared:
    Laptop - one folder.
    Desktop - Printer and two folders.

    From the Laptop -
    I can see, but not connect to, the desktop unless the desktop's firewall is
    off. With the firewall off (using only the Windows Firewall from XP SP2,) I
    can browse and print to the shared printer hanging off the desktop
    immediately.

    Also, with "Show icons for networked UPnP devices" selected, the router
    shows.

    From the desktop -
    I can't see the laptop at all. Net View also only gives the desktop name.
    (From the laptop, I see both systems with net view, even with the firewall.)
    Disabling the firewall on both systems makes no difference.

    With UPnP selected, in Network Places I don't see the router either.
    (Obviously with it set to hide, I shouldn't anyway...) (Correction, it just
    decided to show up as I typed this out.)

    .... I'm not sure just where to look to fix this though.

    File and Printer sharing is enabled on both machines, it's checked in the
    windows firewall as an exception. They're on the same workgroup (default
    MSHome.) For laughs, I took the notebook in right by the router, just in case
    it was an issue with the signal or something... no good. It's still not seen
    from the desktop.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RUdNY0Nhbm4=?=, Oct 23, 2007
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  2. Hi
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
    Basic XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "EGMcCann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This network's just not cooperating.
    > Setup:
    > WRT54G wireless router.
    > Desktop
    > Laptop
    > Both systems connecting wirelessly.
    > Both using XP Home SP2, completely updated.
    >
    > Shared:
    > Laptop - one folder.
    > Desktop - Printer and two folders.
    >
    > From the Laptop -
    > I can see, but not connect to, the desktop unless the desktop's firewall
    > is
    > off. With the firewall off (using only the Windows Firewall from XP SP2,)
    > I
    > can browse and print to the shared printer hanging off the desktop
    > immediately.
    >
    > Also, with "Show icons for networked UPnP devices" selected, the router
    > shows.
    >
    > From the desktop -
    > I can't see the laptop at all. Net View also only gives the desktop name.
    > (From the laptop, I see both systems with net view, even with the
    > firewall.)
    > Disabling the firewall on both systems makes no difference.
    >
    > With UPnP selected, in Network Places I don't see the router either.
    > (Obviously with it set to hide, I shouldn't anyway...) (Correction, it
    > just
    > decided to show up as I typed this out.)
    >
    > ... I'm not sure just where to look to fix this though.
    >
    > File and Printer sharing is enabled on both machines, it's checked in the
    > windows firewall as an exception. They're on the same workgroup (default
    > MSHome.) For laughs, I took the notebook in right by the router, just in
    > case
    > it was an issue with the signal or something... no good. It's still not
    > seen
    > from the desktop.
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Oct 24, 2007
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  3. .... all of which, from looking through the forum before, I've done (and knew
    ahead of time.)

    And none of which helped.

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    > http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    > As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    > allowed to be shared.
    > Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
    > Basic XP -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    > Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    > Printer Sharing XP -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    > Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    > Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "EGMcCann" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > This network's just not cooperating.
    > > Setup:
    > > WRT54G wireless router.
    > > Desktop
    > > Laptop
    > > Both systems connecting wirelessly.
    > > Both using XP Home SP2, completely updated.
    > >
    > > Shared:
    > > Laptop - one folder.
    > > Desktop - Printer and two folders.
    > >
    > > From the Laptop -
    > > I can see, but not connect to, the desktop unless the desktop's firewall
    > > is
    > > off. With the firewall off (using only the Windows Firewall from XP SP2,)
    > > I
    > > can browse and print to the shared printer hanging off the desktop
    > > immediately.
    > >
    > > Also, with "Show icons for networked UPnP devices" selected, the router
    > > shows.
    > >
    > > From the desktop -
    > > I can't see the laptop at all. Net View also only gives the desktop name.
    > > (From the laptop, I see both systems with net view, even with the
    > > firewall.)
    > > Disabling the firewall on both systems makes no difference.
    > >
    > > With UPnP selected, in Network Places I don't see the router either.
    > > (Obviously with it set to hide, I shouldn't anyway...) (Correction, it
    > > just
    > > decided to show up as I typed this out.)
    > >
    > > ... I'm not sure just where to look to fix this though.
    > >
    > > File and Printer sharing is enabled on both machines, it's checked in the
    > > windows firewall as an exception. They're on the same workgroup (default
    > > MSHome.) For laughs, I took the notebook in right by the router, just in
    > > case
    > > it was an issue with the signal or something... no good. It's still not
    > > seen
    > > from the desktop.

    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RUdNY0Nhbm4=?=, Oct 24, 2007
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