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  1. #1
    Dennis
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    [OT] Wireless sile sharing

    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

  2. #2
    Dennis
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    Re: [OT] Wireless file sharing

    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,


  3. #3
    Bill M.
    Guest

    Re: [OT] Wireless file sharing

    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.

    --
    Bill

  4. #4
    Dennis
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    Re: [OT] Wireless file sharing

    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...

    --

    Dennis

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