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Windows 7: Can't Connect Wifi Devices to Wired Devices

25 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Can't Connect Wifi Devices to Wired Devices

I have been unable to connect to anything on my wired network, for about the last week. I don't remember making any changes however, I just became unable to connect.

I having done a little troubleshooting.

1. I can connect to the shares of my Windows Home Server if I use the IP address. The name does not resolve.

2. Flushed DNS and restarting DNS server. Flushing DNS works on one client, to allow browsing by the name & restarting DNS works on the other. However neither works after a restart.

3. Only my Wifi clients are experiencing this issue. My wired clients, desktops, PS3, Xbox 360, and Boxee can connect perfectly.

This issue is not limited to my server. I can't connect to shares on my desktop, nor print to my wired printer.

Some network background:

I have DSL through CenturyLink and have a Linksys E2000 router.

Sent a test page from one laptop to the printer at 6:36pm, it finally printed at 6:48pm....

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25 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What security software do you have on your wireless machine? Is it part of the same workgroup as the rest of your machines?
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25 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

Microsoft Security Essentials on all of the workstations. Same workgroup, and not in a homegroup. All sharing options are enabled. Whats weird is that if I connect to my desktop via Teamviewer, than the name resolves.
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