WAP54G and File/Print Sharing

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by isotope, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. isotope

    isotope Guest

    I have a WAP54G plugged into a Netgear FVS318 8 port router. The WAP54G gets its IP using DHCP from the Netgear, and allows my laptop to surf the net wirelessly. I can access file and print shares on my Desktop from the laptop when I _wire_ the laptop to the FVS318, but not when I try to connect wirelessly over the WAP54G.

    The WAP54G is Access point mode. I have tried disabling (as a test!) both the Windows firewall on the Laptop and the Personal firewall on the Desktop. The laptop is XP/Pro and the Desktop is 98SE.

    Any ideas? Is file sharing possible over a WAP54G?
  2. DanW

    DanW Network Guru Member

    I'm not familiar with the netgear router. Is it possible the access point is plugged into an Internet port?

    I've actually done this on purpose, plugged my access point into a DMZ port so nothing on the wireless network can get in, unless using a VPN connection.

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