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a b D Laptop
April 9, 2004 6:41:02 PM

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I'm running Windows XP on both my desktop and notebook computers,and they are linked wirelessly through a Linksys Router. The desktop has a direct wired connection to the router, while the laptop has a Linksys wireless card installed. The problem being that the desktop has no problem "seeing" the laptop and accessing its files, but the laptop cannot do the same -- most of the time! The other day, I went through the Network Setup Wizard, and gave the "workgroup" a new name. This worked, each computer could access files on the other; however, the next day -- back to the original one way access.

I have removed the firewalls on both computers as I know this could cause such a problem, but I'm at a lose as to what to do next? Does anyone know of some setting somewhere (most likely on the desktop) which is blocking access ( I get a window which says access denied, contact network administrator when I click on the workgroup icon from the laptop -- there is no administrator!)

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April 9, 2004 7:11:30 PM

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yes there is an admin, you are. that is just a standard response from
windows or any other OS, for certain things it tells you to contact the
admin. that being someone who set it up. other then this i have no idea as i
dont know anything about networking or wireless stuff barely.


"Bob M" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:935F20E9-440A-4679-9017-C10F579F803E@microsoft.com...
> I'm running Windows XP on both my desktop and notebook computers,and they
are linked wirelessly through a Linksys Router. The desktop has a direct
wired connection to the router, while the laptop has a Linksys wireless card
installed. The problem being that the desktop has no problem "seeing" the
laptop and accessing its files, but the laptop cannot do the same -- most of
the time! The other day, I went through the Network Setup Wizard, and gave
the "workgroup" a new name. This worked, each computer could access files on
the other; however, the next day -- back to the original one way access.
>
> I have removed the firewalls on both computers as I know this could cause
such a problem, but I'm at a lose as to what to do next? Does anyone know of
some setting somewhere (most likely on the desktop) which is blocking access
( I get a window which says access denied, contact network administrator
when I click on the workgroup icon from the laptop -- there is no
administrator!)
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 10, 2004 3:59:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Make sure that the PC that is sharing the internet connection is hard coded
as 192.168.0.1 (for sharing a dial-up connection), or that the router is
providing DHCP services for the network if a cable modem or DSL modem is
connected direct to the router.

I had a similar problem, as soon as the lease reaches half-life, the laptop
is in danger of loosing it's permission and starts sending packets and not
receiving them. When I finally got it running (no thanks to Linksys
non-Technical Support), I found that if the router (or gateway) is not
providing DHCP services to the laptop wireless adaptor, the laptop is in
danger of reverting to one-way communications.

First get the system stable with no WEP or other authentication, then run it
for a few days and leave it off the network for over 24 hours. If that is
stable, then try adding the security; one layer at a time.

The router can be turned into a basic switch by disabling DHCP and NAT. If
this is the case, assigning one of the wired pcs as the gateway (Hardcoding
IP of 192.168.0.1) will also enable DHCP services on it, and it will assign
IP addresses to all the others. If your Linksys wireless card is using an
automatic private network IP address, it is most likely sending and not
receiving.

My router ran flawlessly, provided I used the laptop wireless at least once
every 12 hours. Now, with a setup that emulates a switch and access point,
the PC that shares the dial-up connection between the wied and wirelss units
provides DHCP services, as well as 7 day leases. This extends the half life
to 3 1/2 days. I haven't gone past that to see if it will tank again after
inactivity that extends past the half-life of the lease.

This is only a view from my experiences, and some theorizubg thrown in.
What I have is now working, and that is what it took to make it functional.
Linksys still says that their product will not support Internet Connection
Sharing (ICS) of a dial-up line.

Your mileage may vary....



"Bob M" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:935F20E9-440A-4679-9017-C10F579F803E@microsoft.com...
> I'm running Windows XP on both my desktop and notebook computers,and they
are linked wirelessly through a Linksys Router. The desktop has a direct
wired connection to the router, while the laptop has a Linksys wireless card
installed. The problem being that the desktop has no problem "seeing" the
laptop and accessing its files, but the laptop cannot do the same -- most of
the time! The other day, I went through the Network Setup Wizard, and gave
the "workgroup" a new name. This worked, each computer could access files on
the other; however, the next day -- back to the original one way access.
>
> I have removed the firewalls on both computers as I know this could cause
such a problem, but I'm at a lose as to what to do next? Does anyone know of
some setting somewhere (most likely on the desktop) which is blocking access
( I get a window which says access denied, contact network administrator
when I click on the workgroup icon from the laptop -- there is no
administrator!)
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April 10, 2004 9:19:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 23:59:42 GMT, "David Little" <*email_address_deleted*>
wrote:

<SNIP>

>This is only a view from my experiences, and some theorizubg thrown in.
>What I have is now working, and that is what it took to make it functional.
>Linksys still says that their product will not support Internet Connection
>Sharing (ICS) of a dial-up line.

David,

Can you provide a link to this statement? Do they say specifically "dial-up" or
do they mention "PPP" as in also PPPoE?

Cheers,
Chuck
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 12, 2004 5:21:35 AM

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Chuck,

No link. I spoke with at least 4 of their tech support personel over the
past 2 months. They try, but cannot support ICS on a router.

With the access point, as long as I could Ping from DOS, they certified the
Access Point is working properly. As you know, even using automatic private
addressing, it is likely to ping from DOS and still not support Windows
Internet connection sharing.

No mention was ever made of PPP or PPoE. Whenever I mentioned dial-up using
a router with the dreaded broadband hole in the back, they would get
flustered over trying to explain that it wouldn't support that kind of
operation without actually saying so. Their wireless router claims to be an
"All-In-One Wireless Internet Sharing Solution"; except their support cannot
explain how to use it with dial-up ICS.

Finally, my case number was retired when they said I would have to get an
access point and workgroup switch to replace the router if I intended to use
dial-up ICS.

Now that I have purchased the Access Point and Workgroup Switch, and managed
to get it working; despite their non-technical support; I believe I can
apply the same technique to the router and end up using the wireless access
point as a repeater. That way, I will only be out the expense of the
workgroup switch due to their inability to support their own product. (Of
course, it would help if the tech support folks had ever seen a wireless
network before, or any of the linksys product that have contacted to provide
tech support for.

Don;t know if this is the kind of answer you were looking for,

David

I know I am paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?
"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 23:59:42 GMT, "David Little" <*email_address_deleted*>
> wrote:
>
> <SNIP>
>
> >This is only a view from my experiences, and some theorizubg thrown in.
> >What I have is now working, and that is what it took to make it
functional.
> >Linksys still says that their product will not support Internet
Connection
> >Sharing (ICS) of a dial-up line.
>
> David,
>
> Can you provide a link to this statement? Do they say specifically
"dial-up" or
> do they mention "PPP" as in also PPPoE?
>
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
!