Network Stopped Working

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have 2 computers. I have a desktop connected to a Linksys router and a
    laptop connected wirelessly to the router. My network has been working fine
    for a couple years now, and recently it is kind of weird. Both of my
    computers can see each other, and I can used shared folders if I manually
    type in the filepath. This means when I run the networking wizard and browse
    the other computer won't expand and won't show its shared folders (yes, the
    shared files are put on shared). So basically I have to hack to each of my
    computers to get the files. (I set both of my firewalls off for my network).
    Recenly, the network only works and network printers only work if both
    computers are on. Before, I could share files and listen to music on one of
    the computers when one was off regardless of which computer I am using. I
    tried installing the network multiple times and even tried hooking my laptop
    up with an ethernet cable to the router, and it still won't work. I have
    tried help and support and read other posting but they didn't really help.
    How can I fix this? Thanks.
     
    Guest, Jun 19, 2005
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    Clark Guest

    So if you go to My network places and click on "View Workgroup computers"
    you see the other computers, but clicking on them won't open up any shared
    folders? If you can't see the other computer, maybe your workgroup name was
    changed on one of them or something else was changed. There may be a
    situation where you have old, out of date, shares so they won't work. Maybe
    refreshing or redoing them would have an effect.

    "Before, I could share files and listen to music on one of
    the computers when one was off regardless of which computer I am using."

    This sounds a little strange, do you mean your internet connection is down
    if you turn off one computer? You can't share files with another computer
    if it isn't running, so what were you sharing files with beside the
    internet? It almost sounds like you have Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    turned on.

    SP2 added some things like the Windows firewall, so it may be affecting your
    connections.

    Clark
     
    Clark, Jun 20, 2005
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