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Windows 7: LAN connectivi​ty between Win7 and XP with E1000n Linksys wireless

14 Feb 2011   #1
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 
LAN connectivi​ty between Win7 and XP with E1000n Linksys wireless

Hi all,

Recently installed my new Linksys E1000n and having one heck of a time getting my LAN setup. I installed the Cisco Connect software on my Windows 7 system, which is connected directly to the E1000. Have internet access there. I also have a laptop that connects wirelessly to the E1000 and it has internet access. So both systems are getting an IP from the E1000 and allowing internet to both.

My problem is in getting a LAN setup so the laptop can access a printer on the desktop that has been "shared". I've done everything I can think of to get the 2 systems to "see" each other and so far am failing at that. (This isn't the first time I've setup a wireless LAN, so I do have some background). On the Windows 7 system I inadvertently told it that I wanted a "Homegroup" (and BTW I love Windows 7 in almost all respects EXCEPT for the "changes" they've made to LAN setups !!! Grrrrr...) and, even tho I have "dissolved" that "Homegroup", I still can't get the 2 to see each other. They are both in the same "Workgroup" ( I have tried having them both in workgroups named Mshome and Home and finally Bob and they just don't act like they're in the same Workgroup the way they should. They just don't see each other (they did briefly, but then all went south on a re-boot)..

I'm pullin; my hair out here...... Help !



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15 Feb 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Check all your firewall connections. Mine are both Outpost FW's, my Desktop LAN is set to 'Trusted' Laptop to Netbios.

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15 Feb 2011   #3
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Check all your firewall connections. Mine are both Outpost FW's, my Desktop LAN is set to 'Trusted' Laptop to Netbios.

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Thx Roderunner, I'll do that again when I get home. Currently using Norton Internet Security 2011 and I've tried disabling it completely - with same results. Is it possible that the router itself can be causing this?
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15 Feb 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

The answer to your question on your router is YES, as I found how to fix it when I was trying to find answers to my connection problems. The bad news is, as it was not related to me, I never read it and have just been looking for it without any luck. All I remember its in your router's advanced wireless settings and something starting with P has to be disabled.
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15 Feb 2011   #5
grindy

Win 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
The answer to your question on your router is YES, as I found how to fix it when I was trying to find answers to my connection problems. The bad news is, as it was not related to me, I never read it and have just been looking for it without any luck. All I remember its in your router's advanced wireless settings and something starting with P has to be disabled.
Thx Roderunner... I've posted this same issue at Linksys's Forum and as yet have had ZERO replys... Starting to think D-Link looks better and better.....
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15 Feb 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Grindy, read this link its what I did. Keep me updated, I'm still looking.
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