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Wired / wireless help

Discussion in 'Networks' started by datarunner, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. datarunner

    datarunner Byte Poster

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    hi all

    got a wee prob thats been doing my head in all day.

    i have connected to xp boxes to a bt 2wire hub via cat5 cable and both can see each other fine in my network places and share files. so far so good.

    but when i add a laptop wirelessly it cannot see the 2 pcs and they cant see the laptop. nor can they ping each other.

    all are on the same workgroup but as far as i can see the router is issuing different ip ranges to the wired and wireless networks.

    ive even tried setting the wireless laptop with a static ip in the same range as the xp machines.

    i have set this up before and had no probs.

    i need to be able to share files from the xp machines to the laptop

    any ideas?
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    Windows Firewall?
     
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  3. datarunner

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    sorry forgot to say that they are all off on all nics

    regards
     
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  4. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    Might be a bit obvious but is the laptop configured to see other network shares (i.e. Network Discovery / File sharing in Vista)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Set DHCP up so that it gives the same IP range... if that's not possible, set the desktops up as static, and create a reservation in the DHCP scope on the router...
     
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  6. datarunner

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    will try that bud but it looks as if this router calls the wired and wireless networks as separate names - local lan (wired) and fusion (wireless) with different ip ranges.

    but i will try wot u said and if not i will try a router that i know works with this

    regards
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    Can't you just rip the config out of the router and start again? Sounds to me like there are two LANs - one for wired and one for wireless - which might be a decent setup for someone who knows what they're doing, but would probably only confuse the s**t out of a regular user (I'm guessing that's the sort of client you're putting it in for?)
     
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  8. datarunner

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    hi bud

    seems that that is the way the router is "hardwired" on the router setup screen - a lan and wireless with separate ip ranges. never came across one of these routers before.

    just of topic - my understanding of routers was that they can "route" data between networks whether local or wan.

    but i will let u all know

    regards
     
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  9. Leehaa

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    Maybe login to the 2 wire and take a look at the: "View Network Summary" / "Local Devices" page (if that's still there) as from what I remember, it shows you the name of the device and the configuration specific to it and may give you a clue...
     
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  10. Leehaa

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    Not sure if this will help also?

    Lee
     
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