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Jaamie

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Under XP SP-2, Netgear Wireless Router

I connect computer A to Computer B with no problem if both are hard wired to the router.

If I make A a wireless connection, A can "see" B but B can't "see" A?

Any ideas,

Thanks, Jim..
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Try running the Network setup wizard. On B.
Start
All Programs
Accessories
Communication
Network Setup Wizard

At the end it will ask to make a disk, don't.
Just choose finish the wizard.
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Jaamie

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cpcm,

Thanks for the help; however no luck. I tried it without Zone Alarm which I use. (All IP's are within the Zone Alarm range) I checked that lsa=0, I turned off Windows Firewall.

I put is back hardwired and it works fine. I have a third machine C which I can make wireless or hardwired and it remains on the network available to A and B.

I only have hardwire ports on the netgear and need 5. That is why I want to run B as wireless.

Thanks again, Jim..
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Ztruker

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By see, do you mean using My Network Places to browse with? Can you connect to the internet from A?

What items are installed on your Wireless Network Connection Properties?

On my laptop which I connect wirelessly to two other computers, I have
  • Client for Microsoft Windows
  • Intel Wireless Connection Agent (probably has to do with my built in Intel wireless)
  • File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Windows
  • Aegis Protocol
  • WLAN Transport
  • Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Not sure if you should have all of these as some may be dependent on the hardware being used.
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Thanks for the help.

I have:

Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x)v2.3.1.10
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

One other note is that if I change computer B or C from hard wired to wireless, I can still access it on the network immediately after the switch. The next day (don't know how much time elapses??) I can no longer access it and I get the message:

"\\machine name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network device. Contact the administrator...

The network path was not found"


Jim..
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Since it works when hard wired, and another machine works wireless, it has to have something to do with the wireless card or wireless driver and protocols on computer A.

What response do you get when enter net view from a command prompt? On my desktop, I get

C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxxxx>net view
Server Name			Remark

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\\DESKTOP
\\WEBSERVER			Dell Webserver
The command completed successfully.

\\DESKTOP is this computer
\\WEBSERVER is my always on system that runs my Apache web server.

If I enter net view \\webserver I get a list of shares defined there.

Post the results you get please.

Also, check Event Viewer, see if there are any errors (red entries). If so post them here (one or two, not a lot).

You can get to Event Viewer by Start / Run type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.
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Are the firewall settings the same for both the wireless lan connection and the wired lan connection?

I once had a similar problem and it was just one setting that was different.

Look in 'Show all connections' at each connection
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