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Problem access shares via multiple network adapters..

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by xjulzkx, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. xjulzkx

    xjulzkx Addicted to LI Member

    Ok.. Where do I start..

    I have a file server setup, it has shared folders and it has two network adapters. One's wireless, and the other is wired.

    The wired adapter is 192.168.1.60 (jandafs)
    The wireless adapter is 192.168.1.50 (jandafswifi)

    Both are on the same system.

    My problem is, I want to be able to go to \\jandafs\foldername and access my shares, and at the same time if I want to, I want to be able to access \\jandafswifi\foldername which is on the same system but via the second NIC.

    When I use my laptop, I added the following to my hosts file in windows:

    192.168.1.50 jandafswifi
    192.168.1.60 jandafs

    I can now ping 192.168.1.60, jandafs, 192.168.1.50 and jandafswifi and they are resolving fine. But I can't access shares via jandafswifi or it's ip being 192.168.1.50. I can only access the shares via jandafs or it's ip 192.168.1.60.

    I did some searching and found some people saying un-install client for microsoft windows, and file and printer sharing from the adapters, disable firewall and re-install them. Still no joy :(

    Any help?
     
  2. wthess

    wthess Addicted to LI Member

    Gonna need a lot more information than you provided.

    Is the wired adapter connected to the same router as the wireless? ie, Is the router handling both the wired connection and wireless clients? Or are they two separate devices connected together somehow?

    It could be that the wireless is not routing NETBIOS traffic.

    Have you checked the IP settings for the adapter on the wireless to make sure NETBIOS over TCP is not disabled?

    Do both the adapters have the same exact subnet mask?

    Do the subnet masks match the configuration of the LAN side of the router?

    What happens if you unplug the wired adapter and reboot the PC? Can you then access the shares via the wireless adapter?
     

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