New Router - Cannot access shared files from my networkremote comp

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Oct 29, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    I replaced my wireless router today with a Linksys WRT54G. I have a desktop
    XP computer connected by ethernet and a laptop XP connected wirelessly. I
    have a DSL modem and after a couple hours on the phone to Linksys I can
    access the internet from either computer. However, for whatever reason, the
    Linksys tech assistance rep reconfigured my router to address to
    make it work. My old router address was, and now I cannot access
    any of the shared files on my desktop. Nor can I figure out how to get rid
    of the old invalid connections that I see in Windows explorer or how to
    establish new ones. I have turned file sharing off and back on for selected
    folders on the desktop computer. I have named the network HOME for both
    computers. Can someone please help me re-establish this simple network so
    that I can again access a couple folders on the desktop computer from my
    wireless-connected laptop. I must confess that I am a mere Mechanical
    Engineer, not a computer geek, but I am embarrassed and totally frustrated
    that I cannot do something that should be so simple.
    Guest, Oct 29, 2005
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    Webbie Guest

    You can test whether or not firewalls are causing the problem by
    temporarily turning
    them all off. Don't forget to turn them all back on after the short
    test. Of course, if the firewall is the problem, you will need to
    configure it. Screenshots of the areas in Norton Internet Security that
    should be configured are at

    Run the Home Network Setup Wizard found in Norton Internet Security on
    the Networking tab (Wizard button at bottom right).
    The Home Network Setup Wizard will add your nic to the trusted zone.

    If you are using different firewalls, add the ip address subnet into your firewalls trusted zone. You should then be able
    to access shares on both computers.
    Webbie, Oct 30, 2005
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    Jack Guest

    As indicated above if you have software Firewall you have to change the IP
    range of the Trusted Computers.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Oct 31, 2005
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