Weird LAN problem.

March 11, 2009 at 13:08:40
Specs: Windows XP
....sigh... So I'm at the end of my rope.
I have recently switched my entire home
network over to wireless. Previously to this, I
had a hodge-podge of bad ideas connecting a
bunch of systems. But it worked. Somehow :)

Here is the dilemmia. I now cannot access
any resources over LAN. ie, shared folders,
printers, etc. via windows XP. If I boot up via
Ubuntu, everything is available and works no

If I connect computers via a hub or crossover
cable, everything works great. But... over
wireless.. nothing.

The computers are XP MCE and Pro, with
occasionally a Home computer connecting.

I try accessing via run //computername/ I've
tried ensuring everything is on the same
workgroup... It seems the XP computers are
completely blind to each other.

As a temporary measure, I've installed
Hamachi on everything, which works... but
less than ideal.

I can't figure this out. Help?

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March 11, 2009 at 13:20:43
what do you mean by wireless? Wireless router? Ad-hoc? What?

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March 11, 2009 at 13:25:26
Sorry. Wireless via my Linksys router (DD-WRT)

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March 11, 2009 at 13:30:19
can they all get to the internet?
can you ping between them?
software firewalls turned off?

BTW this "//computername/ " is wrong command
Correct command is \\computername\ or on a peer to peer network better \\ipaddress\

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March 11, 2009 at 13:38:14
Right. Sorry. Touch of the flu and forgot to use \\ instead of //
in the message. I knew that didn't look quite right.

Pinging works between everything. Everything has total web
access. The only thing that seems not to work is file sharing.
Cannot find any settings in DD-WRT that seem off...

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March 11, 2009 at 13:40:21
I would suspect it is software firewalls then preventing sharing access. Turn them all off and see what happens.

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March 11, 2009 at 13:48:43
all off. No luck.

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March 11, 2009 at 13:53:40
what happens when you do \\ipaddress\? do shares show up?

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