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LAN Setup Netgear Router

by chinmayaswaroop / October 15, 2007 4:01 PM PDT

Hi,

I have a wireless router (Netgear WGR614) behind CableModem. And two windows machines are connected behind router. I am able to access internet from both windows machines. But I am not able to ping each other or access via windows shared folders.
Looks like my router is not forwarding packets across machines.
Does anyone has seen this problem before? Any suggestion to get my LAN working?

Thanks
Chinmaya

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A firewall will cause this behavior. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 15, 2007 9:35 PM PDT
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could not even connect http
by chinmayaswaroop / October 16, 2007 3:09 AM PDT

Yep I have turned on the File & Printer Sharing and both belong to same workgroup. I need to check firewall.

I tried to run HTTP server on one and access from the other box, it still does not work. I guess here firewall does not play role.

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For shared folders to work
by PudgyOne / October 16, 2007 4:55 AM PDT

Don't you have to have the same account on both computers to make it work?


Rick

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Coryphaeus/Wayne may still be right...
by HAFox / October 16, 2007 12:34 PM PDT

You said you had File/Printer Sharing on, but you didn't say you had run the Network Setup Wizard. I've seen just recently where manually fiddling with Share settings, etc. without running the Wizard would cause all sorts of problems. Try selecting "Simple file sharing" under Folder Options/View then run the network wizard on all connected computers.

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Finally Got it working
by chinmayaswaroop / December 4, 2007 6:10 AM PST

Hey Folks, thanks for all the replies.
Finally I got it working. This time I had Vista on one side and XP on other side.

I had to change the Firewall settings to make it work (ofcourse after running sharing wizard and making sure that Working groups are same).

Also I had do disable password based sharing. I was not sure how to setup the same accounts on both machine. When accessing folders, Windows never asked for authentication, so I had to disable them.

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