Can only see one way on network.

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by R-Dub, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. R-Dub

    R-Dub Guest

    After two days I'm still stuck!
    One Dell notebook (wireless), one Dell desktop (wired), both running XP Pro.
    Linksys wireless G router. I can see the notebook from the desktop, but
    cannot see the desktop from the notebook. No problems getting on the
    internet. I can ping both ways. TCP/IP setting on both machines are
    identical. I also did a stare/compare on other settings and found nothing.
    What am I missing!?!?!?!
    R-Dub, Dec 28, 2004
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  2. R-Dub

    Malke Guest

    The first thing to check is whether you've allowed the lan connection in
    a firewall. If you have SP2 and a third-party firewall, disable the
    Windows Firewall. Put your lan IP range in the third-party firewall's
    exceptions as allowed. Exact configuration will differ depending on the
    firewall. If you do not have a third-party firewall and are using the
    Windows Firewall, make sure that File & Printer Sharing is enabled in
    the Firewall's Exceptions.

    Aside from that, go through MVP Hans-Georg Michna's network
    troubleshooter here:

    Malke, Dec 28, 2004
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  3. R-Dub

    R-Dub Guest

    Norton Firewall is installed on both machines. The LAN address is allowed on
    both. The XP firewall is disabled.
    R-Dub, Dec 28, 2004
  4. R-Dub

    Malke Guest

    Fine. Go through Hans-Georg's troubleshooter. Post the results here if
    you still need help afterwards.

    Malke, Dec 28, 2004
  5. Carey Holzman, Dec 28, 2004
  6. R-Dub

    R-Dub Guest

    I went through your procedure for the third time and finally found the piece
    I was overlooking. Somehow I kept missing the "Binding for LAN connections".
    TCP/IP was not checked on the desktop machine. Everything is working fine
    now! Thanks for your help!
    R-Dub, Dec 29, 2004
  7. You're very welcome. Please sign my guestbook at (the
    link is in the lower-left corner)

    Carey Holzman, Dec 30, 2004
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