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WRT54GS v1.1 file sharing problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wassup, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. wassup

    wassup Network Guru Member

    Hello all.

    I recently bought WRT54GS v1.1. Today I connected 2 PCs to it (wired) and my internet (DSL) modem. Although both PCs can connect to the internet though the shared internet connection and I can ping both PCs, I can't connect to any PC. I get the "\\pcname is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource." etc. What could be the problem? Note that both PCs belong to the same workspace and are sharing all their hard disk drives fully.

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    turn off all firewalls.
  3. wassup

    wassup Network Guru Member

    They are all turned off. Please note that before buying a router, the two PCs were connected together directly (ethernet to ethernet) and I didn't have any problems like this.

    Edit: Also almost all router settings (on except some port forwarding I set up were left as default. Do I have to set up anything in there?
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    what firmware is the router on
  5. wassup

    wassup Network Guru Member


    Someone told me that I'll also need a hub in order to share files among the two PCs. Is that true? Can't I just share both files and internet with only the router?
  6. will792

    will792 Network Guru Member

    You do not need a switch since it is built into the router. Try to connect by IP address, i.e. \\\MyShare (replace with IP of the PC you are connecting to).

    I suspect that your problem is related to Windows security not the router but you were saying that the PCs were connected by direct Ethernet. Make sure that you can ping your PCs both ways.
  7. wassup

    wassup Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your replies all.

    I get the same error message when I call the other PC by its IP address (\\ When I call \\\c I get "Windows cannot find \\\c" etc. Both PCs are running Windows XP SP1. What could be wrong?
  8. will792

    will792 Network Guru Member

    Can you ping the other PC? Make sure that the share is available on destination PC (use "net share" command from Cmd prompt), no firewalls are running and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is checked in properties for the Ethernet connection that you are using (some PCs have several Etrernet controllers, so find the one that is connected).

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