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Unable to connect to Computer on the home network

by nirmalareddy / March 16, 2005 3:01 PM PST

I have a wireless network set up through MR314 Netgear wireless router. I have two laptops connected to the internet through wireless and have One desktop connected through the a wire from the router's ethernet port.From the desktop i am able to connect to the laptops and access all the shared folders on them but from the laptops i am not able to connect to the desktop. I have disabled the firewall on the desktop still it is not working. I have the workgroup name of my desktop same as that of the wireless ESSID name.
All my computers have Windows XP Operating system.

Any help or suggestions in resolving this issue would be greately appreciated.

Thanks
Nirmala

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Check if file and print sharing....
by Michael Geist / March 16, 2005 6:17 PM PST

are excepted on the Exceptions tab of Windows Firewall of the unseen PC.

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check your workgroup name again..
by Gakada / March 17, 2005 4:41 AM PST

you mention:
'I have the workgroup name of my desktop same as that of the wireless ESSID name.'

... your workgroup name is supposed to be the same name with your laptop workgroup name .. not with your ESSID(?)

Although you might give your ESSID name identical to your workgroup name.

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Re: check your workgroup name again..
by nirmalareddy / March 20, 2005 8:05 AM PST

The laptops are laptops from my work so they are part of the company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop's workgroup.
I tried conencting one of my laptops through wired connection and tried to ping to it through the other laptop which is connected through wireless and i am able to connect to either of them without anyproblem. Both the laptops were in different domains but still they were able to conenct to each other.
I have file and printer sharing enabled on my desktop. I dont have any antivirus software on my machine. Can this problem be because of some virus attack or something.

Thanks
Nirmala

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"fthe company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2005 8:23 AM PST

"the company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop's workgroup."

Then it will never work proper.

It's not an attack, just a bad setup.

Bob

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What about netswitcher, Bob....
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The claim was they couldn't change it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2005 8:44 AM PST

While netswitcher is nice, if they can't change it now (no admin access I bet) then netswitcher won't work.

Bob

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change desktop domain name.
by runscape / March 21, 2005 2:54 AM PST

Change your desktop domain name to match with your work laptop.

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Re :change desktop domain name
by nirmalareddy / March 21, 2005 5:15 AM PST

The two laptops i have are on different domains. One is my husbands work laptop which has his company's domain and i have mine which has my company's domain name. But they are able to connect to each other and i am able to access all the shared folders on my husband's laptop. I tried renaming the workgroup of the desktop to one of the laptop's domain names but with no success.
The net switcher that you suggested looks more suitable for wireless networks than for desktop PCs. Correct me if i am wrong.
Please let me know if anyone needs more info to solve my problem.

Thanks
Nirmala

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(NT) (NT) NETSWITCHER is for LAN, Dialup, Wifi, etc.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2005 5:32 AM PST
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