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Problems connecting to a fileshare through a linksys router.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by _mcm_, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. _mcm_

    _mcm_ Network Guru Member

    My problem is that I can't connect to a fileshare through my wireless WRT55AG linksys router. I have tried to connect to a SAMBA server and a Windows fileshare with no success. I can use SSH, VNC, SMTP, POP3.... through my router. I'am trying to connect from the wireless segment to the external segment.

    My network segment on the WRT55AG are:
    Internal interface (wireless & switched ports) are: 192.168.0.x
    External interface are: 192.168.1.x

    I have a cisco switch, a fileserver and another router on the 192.168.1.x network segment. The other router ( are sharing a internet connection and are the gateway on the 192.168.1.x network.

    I hope someone have a solution on my problem.
  2. Trawna

    Trawna Guest

    Did you ever find a solution to this? I have a similar problem.

    I have a BEFVP41v2 that is connected to the DSL modem. It's internal address is There are a number of computers including a laptop connected to it, and they can ping each other, share files and printers, etc.

    I also have a WRT55AG plugged into the BEF. It's external address is, and internal is It is configured as a gateway, firewall is off, no access restrictions.

    When the laptop is connected wirelessly, I can surf the internet and ping all the other computers on the network, but I cannot see or connect to any network shares. Also, when I telnet into my server ( if I'm idle for a few minutes the session freezes up, which it doesn't when I'm wired.

    Some other diagnostics. From the .70 subnet, I can ping and the entire .69 subnet. From the .69 subnet, I cannot ping or anything else in the .70 subnet.

    I have tried setting up a static route to the .70 subnet on the BEF, but to no avail. Maybe I did it wrong?

    Any other settings I haven't mentioned that could be causing me grief?

    Any assistance much appreciated.
  3. cove209

    cove209 Guest

    It's funny how often I see this issue (wireless systems can't browse ethernet systems).

    Other posts I have read recommend either differnet wrt54 firmware like sevasoft (I have not tested this) or using a bridge such as a WEP11.

    I have a network with the same issue and will be testing with a WEP11 to see if it cures what ails me. Er, fixes my browsing problem.

  4. _mcm_

    _mcm_ Network Guru Member

    I did never find a solution to my problem with my wireless linksys hardware and I would not use differnet firmware than linksys orig.. I have now changed hardware to DLink products and all their wireless routers is working with filesharing (SMB/CIFS) by default.

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