Computers don't see each other

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Max, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Max

    Max Guest

    Please help!

    Desktop-Vista, Laptop-XP

    These were previously networked using D-Link router (broadband/cable). Now
    I have a wireless Level 1 modem/router hooked up to DSL. Both computers can
    access internet, but neither sees the other. I've spent hours trying to fix,
    but am having no success. I have McAfee antivirus/firewall. I'm usually
    pretty good at these issues, but am stumped and frustrated over this.
     
    Max, Nov 12, 2008
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  2. Can you ping each other by IP? If not, try to start both OS with clean boot
    for troubleshooting.
    Windows general
    How to run Windows OS with a clean boot · How to Run Windows Safe Mode
    with Networking · How to setup DHCP for IP Phone How to sort programs in
    Start ...
    www.howtonetworking.com/Windows/windowsgeneral.htm


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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 12, 2008
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  3. Max

    Max Guest

    I already tried disabling the firewalls. Tried the ping test, it failed. I
    think it's something simple, like the router is not configured correctly or
    something.
     
    Max, Nov 12, 2008
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  4. Max

    John Guest

    Have you looked inside the WiFi router settings? For example, Linksys router
    has a setting to enable client isolation (I can't remember the exact term).
    Look for something similar in your router.
     
    John, Nov 12, 2008
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  5. Max

    Psycho-billy Guest

    Max,

    I had a similar problem between a W2K and XP Pro machine. As it turned out,
    the Winsock was corrupted. Diagnostic and troubleshooting info can be found
    at:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259/en-us

    One symptom not mentioned is that the Routing and Remote Access Service
    would not start. Try: net start remoteaccess from your command line. If it
    doesn't start...
    Hope this helps!

    Larry
     
    Psycho-billy, Nov 20, 2008
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