wlan internet but no 'LOCAL CONNECTIVITY'

November 14, 2009 at 11:17:32
Specs: Windows XP SP3
2 Computers, both using windows xp sp3, both successfully connected to the internet wirelessly via D-LINK DIR-300 wireless router. The problem is...i want to set the home network up to play some old dos games, transfer files between computers etc without going two and fro with a usb stick.

Right now neither computer can even ping each other! I am familiar with all the clients and protocols etc needed to get a network up and running in XP and have set up many networks before. I have tried pretty much everything I can think of. Could it be that my routers default setting does not allow a completely wireless LAN with no cables (I am not using any cables to connect to the router.) Surely not.... it doesnt help that the routers settings page is in chinese but again im pretty sure that isnt the problem here....

**I have now also attempted to hardwire the two PC's and they still wont ping each other


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#1
November 14, 2009 at 12:54:10
What about firewalls?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
November 14, 2009 at 22:03:39
firewall disabled on router - no software firewall

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#3
November 15, 2009 at 05:16:27
it doesnt help that the routers settings page is in chinese but again im pretty sure that isnt the problem here....

That doesn't strike you as odd, or that perhaps something is 'wrong'???

Get it set to show English. If you can't, then there is definitely something wrong with that router. If you can't set it to English, I'd replace the unit.

I've setup enough WLAN's with SOHO level equipment now to know that they're pretty much plug-and-play. By that I mean, once you have the wireless network setup and clients connected, they should be able to connect to each other without issue.


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