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Dennis
07-09-08, 05:53 AM
Sorry if this is off topic for this group, but I know a lot of the folks
who read this group are familiar with wireless routers and their setup.

A nearby lightning strike appears to have disabled my PC's hardwired LAN
port. But I can still access my cable modem via the Linksys WRT54G's
wireless feature.

I had several PC's wired to the router via the switched ports and was
using netbeui to share files and printers. But now that I am going
wireless, I don't seem to be able to see the other PCs on the home
network. Is this not possible with wireless? Or is there a setting
somewhere that I am missing.

I am using XP sp2.

TIA,

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Dennis

Dennis
07-09-08, 06:11 AM
Sorry for the typo in the subject. It should read "Wireless file
sharing".

On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 06:53:59 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

>Sorry if this is off topic for this group, but I know a lot of the folks
>who read this group are familiar with wireless routers and their setup.
>
>A nearby lightning strike appears to have disabled my PC's hardwired LAN
>port. But I can still access my cable modem via the Linksys WRT54G's
>wireless feature.
>
>I had several PC's wired to the router via the switched ports and was
>using netbeui to share files and printers. But now that I am going
>wireless, I don't seem to be able to see the other PCs on the home
>network. Is this not possible with wireless? Or is there a setting
>somewhere that I am missing.
>
>I am using XP sp2.
>
>TIA,

Bill M.
07-09-08, 10:11 AM
On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:11:31 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

>Sorry for the typo in the subject. It should read "Wireless file
>sharing".
>
>On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 06:53:59 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>Sorry if this is off topic for this group, but I know a lot of the folks
>>who read this group are familiar with wireless routers and their setup.
>>
>>A nearby lightning strike appears to have disabled my PC's hardwired LAN
>>port. But I can still access my cable modem via the Linksys WRT54G's
>>wireless feature.

I had that happen twice over the years, on two different PC's. In both
cases I added a PCI NIC, but your wireless link should work, too.

>>I had several PC's wired to the router via the switched ports and was
>>using netbeui to share files and printers. But now that I am going
>>wireless, I don't seem to be able to see the other PCs on the home
>>network. Is this not possible with wireless? Or is there a setting
>>somewhere that I am missing.
>>
>>I am using XP sp2.

Did you install the netbeui protocol for your wireless NIC?

Better yet, I would dump netbeui all around and set up file sharing
over TCP/IP.

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Bill

Dennis
07-09-08, 10:36 AM
On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:11:39 -0500, Bill M. <wbillups@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:11:31 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>Sorry for the typo in the subject. It should read "Wireless file
>>sharing".
>>
>>On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 06:53:59 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Sorry if this is off topic for this group, but I know a lot of the folks
>>>who read this group are familiar with wireless routers and their setup.
>>>
>>>A nearby lightning strike appears to have disabled my PC's hardwired LAN
>>>port. But I can still access my cable modem via the Linksys WRT54G's
>>>wireless feature.
>
>I had that happen twice over the years, on two different PC's. In both
>cases I added a PCI NIC, but your wireless link should work, too.

I just got back from the PC store. I bought a cardbus 10/100 NIC for $15
and installed it. It worked just fine right out of the box. And now the
wireless PC can see the wired PC. So I don't know what the problem was
earlier when I tried to get the wireless PC to see an older PC that I
just hooked up to test the aftermath.

What happened last evening was really strange. Lightning struck a tall
wild cherry tree in my neighbor's back yard ... probably 150 feet from
our house. The DirecTV HD receiver died (wouldn't even power up) but the
other two non-HD receivers are fine. Both PCs that were hardwired to the
router lost connectivity. At first I thought either the cable modem or
the router got fried. But I hooked an older PC up to the router and it
connected to the internet just fine. So it looks like both PCs that were
connected to the router when the lightning struck have lost their NICs.

Go figure...

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Dennis