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Wireless 3 computers share folders

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by alfranko, May 15, 2005.

  1. alfranko

    alfranko Network Guru Member

    Problem:
    Would like share folders on three different computers over a wireless connection?

    Host computer - win 2k sp4
    Wifi Pc 1 - WinXp SP2
    Wifi Pc 2 - WinXp SP2

    Using a WRT54G router.

    Over network can see PC 1 but not PC 2. Tho with PC 1 i cant access it.

    All answers are welcomed.

    Thank you
     
  2. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    have you tried disableing the firewall on all the machines?
     
  3. alfranko

    alfranko Network Guru Member

    Have disabled firewall on Pc 1 but enable to disable on Pc 2. Both PC's are WinXp Home Edition SP1.

    On PC 2 can use internet fine, but when i went to use mirc, it returned the address of 127.0.0.1. Im very confused??


    host pc, zone alarm disabled too
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    below are my router details:


    Router Information

    Firmware Version: v2.02.7, Feb. 27, 2004
    Current Time: Sun, 15 May 2005 08:27:41
    MAC Address: 00:E0:4C:A0:F1:7C
    Router Name: WRT54G
    Host Name: alan-tad3qyeyee
    Domain Name:

    Internet


    Configuration Type
    Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
    IP Address: 81.110.81.4
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 81.110.81.254
    DNS 1: 194.168.8.100
    DNS 2: 194.168.4.100
    DNS 3:

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    Local Network



    MAC Address: 00:12:17:BD:04:35
    IP Address: 192.168.1.1
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    DHCP Server: Enabled
    Start IP Address: 192.168.1.100
    End IP Address: 192.168.1.149


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    Wireless



    MAC Address: 00:12:17:BD:04:37
    Mode: G-Only
    SSID: TheFACup2005
    DHCP Server: Enabled
    Channel: 11
    Encryption Function: Disabled

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    using routers own ping utility, the results as follows

    PING 192.168.1.100 (192.168.1.100): 56 data bytes
    --- 192.168.1.100 ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

    PING 192.168.1.101 (192.168.1.101): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=5.0 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.7 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=1.7 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=1.7 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=1.7 ms
    --- 192.168.1.101 ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 1.7/2.3/5.0 ms

    PING 192.168.1.102 (192.168.1.102): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.102: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=1.9 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.102: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=5.1 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.102: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=1.8 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.102: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=1.6 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.102: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=1.6 ms
    --- 192.168.1.102 ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 1.6/2.4/5.1 ms

    PING 192.168.1.103 (192.168.1.103): 56 data bytes
    --- 192.168.1.103 ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

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    DHCP Active IP Table
    DHCP Server IP Address: 192.168.1.1
    Client Host Name IP Address MAC Address Expires
    SanderJR 192.168.1.101 00:11:50:4C:36:7F 21:39:23
    rhid 192.168.1.102 00:11:50:4B:E7:38 22:57:07
    alan-tad3qyeyee 192.168.1.105 00:E0:4C:A0:F1:7C 21:57:18

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    i hope all this additional info is of some use
     
  4. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    have you disabled the windows firewall? and try reinstalling the drivers for the network card
     
  5. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    are they all in the same workgroup?
     
  6. alfranko

    alfranko Network Guru Member

    Finally got computers sharing, and like you said 2 were in workgroup and one in mshome. Now i need to activate firewalls to make our internet secure. All using zone alarm

    Well that didnt last long, activated zonealarm, network crashes. De-activate zonealarm. Host pc and pc 1 talk, but not pc 2.
     
  7. dribble

    dribble Network Guru Member

    Static addressing

    It is also advisable to change your address scheme to static addressing (unless DHCP allows for unlimited time scope for the lease) That way the naming convention for file/printer-sharing remains the same. If you are mapping network drives this becomes even more relevant. Be weary of dropping your FW, perhaps only allow IPs from your LAN to pass through...
     
  8. alfranko

    alfranko Network Guru Member

    I have found that, dont know what(router or something else) changes the ip address of a computer (i think, everytime it reboots/connects to network). Using a nifty program Look@Lan, i can see what networked computers ip address was and is. Of course, the ones behind a firewall of some sort arent detectable

    Another question
    Does the host computer have any effect on router speed other than configuration?


    Can someone explain to a newb, "Be weary of dropping your FW, perhaps only allow IPs from your LAN to pass through...", thank you
     
  9. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    he means that dropping your FireWall is not advisable because viruses can tunnel in and stuff. but for testing purposes and short periods of time it's ok. I only have the WRT's firewall for both my machines and both have been fine for almost a year. I have even disabled the XP firewall.

    and no, the host computer has no effect on the router speed.
     

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