WDS and file sharing

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mikeserv, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. mikeserv

    mikeserv Addicted to LI Member

    Ok, so I just recently posted in here about setting up my local network with my Tomato WRT54GL as a secondary wireless receiver router to a main Belkin router for internet access. The thread is located here: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60320&page=2

    I have it set up with WDS so that the Belkin router broadcasts the internet to the Tomato WRT54GL, which then shares that connection to three hardwired computers. The issue I'm having now is that the two computers connected to the Belkin router cannot see the file shares offered on the three computers connected to the Tomato router.

    Is there something I need to do? Like disabling the Tomato firewall? I know that I can ping the computers connected to the Tomato router from one of the computers connected to the main Belkin router, but for some reason their shares don't show up, even though they're all on the same workgroup. Is there something else I need to do?

  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Has this ever worked? My guess is that you are being bitten by the Windows firewall/network stack itself, which expressly forbids connection to such shares unless explicitly enabled.

  3. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    Have you tried at the workstations network settings (Under WINS tab)
    to allow ENABLE NETBIOS over TCPIP? Just a thought, although it could be way off base.
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