"modem > wireless router > wired router > computers A & B."
Let's see if the wired router is setup proper. Read post 17 in our Networking Forum sticky. Link -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7589_102-0.html?forumID=62&threadID=264135&messageID=2584349&tag=forums06;forum-threads
Also give Network Magic a try. (use google to find that.)
I've searched this forum and several others to no avail.
Running XP Pro SP2 fully updated on two desktops, both Dells.
I am trying to replace a dying Linksys router ethernet LAN with a wireless network. We have had a D-Link DIR-655 router for use with laptops with wireless cards, it has worked fine. Sequence is modem > wireless router > wired router > computers A & B.
I bought a couple of D-Link DWA-130 wireless adapters, one for each computer.
I can go online with either wired or wireless routers. With wired router can form a workgroup, share printers & files. With wireless, the D-link Wireless Connection Manager shows both computers connected to the network, but I am not able to form a workgroup or share printers/files. This is true whether the wired router is connected or not. I can still get online after disconnecting both computers from the wired router.
The D-Link support site has a page outlining how to disable WZC http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1398&question=d-link+wireless+utility+in+XP , this didn't have any effect on the ability to form a network between the computers.
One computer has Norton Internet Security, the other has Zone Alarm. Disabling both of these had no effect.
Whether using the "my network places" under the Start button or trying to navigate via Windows Explorer, neither computer can see the other.
When I try to use the Wireless Network Setup Wizard, the error message "Depending on the wireless software running on this computer, the Wireless Network Setup Wizard might not work. For details, see article 871122 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base on Microsoft.com".
This same message appears when I select the option "set up a network manually" instead of using a USB flash drive. There is no way to proceed with a manual setup of a network, the error message is a dead end.
I called D-Link tech support twice, both times got a doofusy-sounding guy who said I had to call Microsoft about this problem. Each guy had to go away for awhile and "research the problem". Neither would connect me with a supervisor.
Can you point me to a place on the internet that has instructions for manually setting up a WLAN without using the Wireless Setup Wizard? Article 871122 is thirteen pages of gobbledygook, with many links to other articles that might or might not be helpful.
Thanks for your prompt reply, sorry this is so long, I hope this info makes my situation clear.