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Cant see rest of network or printers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by herberje, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. herberje

    herberje Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G that I just hooked up, but I am unable to see the main network here, or any network priniters. I have disabled the firewalls (windows and linksys) but still dont see the rest of the network. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    You would need to describe to us your network and how each computer/resource is connected.
    Also, if you just plugged your new router, you may need to restart your PC (technically just renew your dhcp lease) if you want it to work.
     
  3. herberje

    herberje Network Guru Member

    Sorry, it took a little longer to get back. Somehow I lost the internet connectivity on the WRT54G and had a bear of a time getting it back. We have a small network with a cisco 2610 router NT4.0 server running exchange 5.5. I have attached the WRT54G to my outlet go allow me to utilize my laptop as well as the desktop. Mostly just workstations and printers are on the network as well as one web server.
    I can see the desktop, laptop and the WRT54G but the rest of the network does not appear. I tried assigning a static internal IP (10.0.0.X) but this too, did not work. Any suggestions?
     
  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    How did you plug the WRT54G?

    If I understand your usage, you should:
    - plug it in a normal port (NOT the WAN port)
    - turn OFF DHCP

    You are trying to use it as a simple switch to multiply your possible plugs off the wall, right?
     
  5. herberje

    herberje Network Guru Member

    I am trying to add multiple connections off of one connection from the wall. I will try turning off DHCP again and see what happens. I found the router to be a bit flakey with connecting so I brought it back and will be purchasing another similar product. Thanks.
     
  6. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    if you buy another product, the best one for your use would be a simple switch. Those are cheaper and would fit your need better (you already have a router, just need the port multiplier).
     
  7. herberje

    herberje Network Guru Member

    I now have the wireless router up and running OK, but still cannot gain access to certain areas of the network. I have tried advanced routing, but did not have any luck. We are actually using the wireless capabilities for an area of the building that does not have a jack. I disabled DHCP and actually set up a static IP from a local network (eg. 10.0.0.11) Everything works, but I cannot get mail from the exchange server nor can I access any files in my file share. Any thoughts?
     

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