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Windows 7: cant view other computers on network

21 Nov 2011   #1
gavin26er

64 windows 7
 
 
cant view other computers on network

hi

i have windows 7 on both machines, where i am so far away from my router i have an alfa wirless adapter hooked in to it and i bridged the conections with my lan and hooked up a new router, everything works fine like the internet but when i try and view files on the network i cant see the computers hooked on the new network and they cant see me eather. help


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21 Nov 2011   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So both your machines connect to the same router or you are using one computer as a relay to your router by having 2 networks on it, if so are these both wireless or is one wired.
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21 Nov 2011   #3
gavin26er

64 windows 7
 
 

the main computer is connected to a different wirleess network. then i have a router hooked up to the lan connection on it, and i bridged the wireless and lan together. then i conected the 2 other computers 2 that new router. the 2 computers can see each other but they cant see the main one and the main one cant see them
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21 Nov 2011   #4
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is Virtual server enabled on the router. Are all the computers part of the same workgroup. Also try disabling the firewall on the network bridge in network connections, or at least adding an exception for file and printer sharing.
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22 Nov 2011   #5
gavin26er

64 windows 7
 
 

tryed all that still no help, any other ideas
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22 Nov 2011   #6
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are both networks on the same subnet and IP range?

e.g. one side of the bridge has subnet of 255.255.255.0 and is using IP's in the range 192.168.1.(1-30) and the other side is using subnet of 255.255.255.0 and is using IP's in the range 192.168.1.(30-60)

This will also help prevent IP conflicts if IP's are not already configured manually.
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