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wireless ok but computers can't see each other


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paulsiam

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Windows XP Pro. Linksys Wireless running okay. Two laptops have perfect access to internet through the wireless. Tried to set up a wireless network so that these two laptops can see each other. Ran Wizard. But they still do not see each other. Firewalls are off.

Just wondering if McAfee 2007 has any problem with this?

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Just wondering if McAfee 2007 has any problem with this?

it very well could be...when you say the firewalls are off...are you including the mcaffee one? i'm not a mcaffee wizard so i don't know where the setting is...but i believe in it's firewall there is a setting to allow windows networking
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the problem was McAfee 2007. Anti-virus program adds a personal firewall. I disabled it, and now no problem at all.

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That may be working but are your computers still secure?
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finally restored the firewall. But had to add "Trusted IP Addresses" which I took from the range of addresses that the router will automatically assign to any computer that can access the secured wireless. It worked. Now all the laptops have the firewall re-activated; but can see each other and access each other's shared doc folder.

Good feeling that it was successful.
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