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Old 11-14-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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"After you have built your own network, you may want to share files and printers between your computers. In this tutorial we will show you how this is done. We are assuming that you already have built ..."

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There has been a new article posted.

Title: How to Share Folders and Printers on Your Network
URL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/247

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"After you have built your own network, you may want to share files and printers between your computers. In this tutorial we will show you how this is done. We are assuming that you already have built ..."

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Nicely done ... Everything works perfectly exactly as described.

BUT ... Can you add additional advice for a slightly more complicated SOHO network?

I have a Dynex E402 4-port wired LAN (192.168.1.xxx) via a patch panel in my garage, WAN side being my cable company. All computers connect and share folders and printers on that wired LAN exactly as you describe.

I also have a D-Link DI-624 4-port wireless LAN (192.168.0.xxx) connected to a wall jack, WAN side being static 192.168.1.100 DMZ on the Dynex wired LAN. All wireless laptops connect to the Internet and share folders with each other on that wireless LAN exactly as you describe.

The problem is that the wireless laptops don't see the wired computers/ printers. I've tried every router and Windows setting everyone has suggested with no luck.

This shouldn't be difficult and I'm just missing some detail. Can you expand your guidance for this situation, aside from the only thing I haven't tried -- purchasing a bridging router?
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It seems a silly misconfiguration somewhere...

Sorry but not being physically present on your garage will be difficult to help you on this one...

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It seems a silly misconfiguration somewhere...

Sorry but not being physically present on your garage will be difficult to help you on this one...

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You don't need to see my garage.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to connect the WAN port on any non-bridging router to a LAN port on any other non-bridging router, and figure out what combination of 192.168.xxx.xxx subnets, gateways, dns, and dhcp/static assignments makes the combination look like a single router.

The trivial part is getting all connected devices to see the internet -- it's automatic with dhcp. The hard part is getting every computer to see every other computer and printer in Windows "My Network" for folder/printer sharing.

Think of it as a CCNA exam question. "It can't be done!" *is* an acceptable answer, but I'd like an authoritative opinion if that is true.


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Old 07-16-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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Let me rephrase what I wanted to mean.

1. It can be done.

2. The problem seems to be a configuration issue.

3. I am without spare time right now to think more deeply about your issue.

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