Robot Monkey Posted July 29, 2003 Report Share Posted July 29, 2003 Okay, I've got a humdinger of a networking problem. Let me describe the setup: BB modem --> Router Plugged into the router is one PC and one Linksys powerline bridge. Two bridges are plugged into two locations in the house, one is attached to a PC (let's call it the Office PC), the other is attached to a Netgear wireless AP with built-in router. Now I'm setting up a music server PC running Windows XP Home next to the wireless router. I plug into the wireless router and I'm on the internet, no problem. But I can't share files with the Office PC because of DHCP shit (I guess). Okay, I figure, I'll just plug the music server PC into the powerline bridge, and at least get it sharing files with the Office PC. Well, it still has internet access, but it refuses to be seen on the network. I can't acces the shared printer on the Office PC, and the Office PC can't see the music server PC. The WinXP firewall is turned off on all the PCs; I'm running the Norton Internet Security firewall on them. Even when I temporarily disable Norton I can't share files. I tried pinging from the Office PC and and I actually got two successful pings through (lots of lost packets). The Office PC now shows the music server PC in the network Neighborhood, but it can't open it (it says it can't access it, check permissions and call the administrator). WTF?! This is driving me nuts. Any suggestions? If I can get this working correctly I'd THEN like to tackle the problem of getting the two networks to talk (installing a wireless ethernet card in the music server PC and making a WinXP bridge perhaps?). -j Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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