Solved can access internet but not local server

July 17, 2015 at 07:25:35
Specs: Windows XP
so I can access the internet off of our router but my wireless connection wont allow me to hookup with my lan server
this is an ipconfig/all
any help connecting me would be greatly apreciated
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\M>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-55f506bbfe
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI
-E Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-98-DF-B7

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 54M Wireless USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-09-57-E1
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.180.96.12
64.238.96.12
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 17, 2015 9:08:04 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:08:04 AM


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July 18, 2015 at 14:14:24
The fact that you can ping the server tells me your issue is not a network issue.

So my question is, are you sure the directory in question has been shared properly? Can other devices connect to it? If so, try mapping the drive using the IP address.

ie: \\192.168.1.4\[shared folder]

For example, lets say you have a shared directory on the server as follows: C:\files\shared When mapping to it, you would map as follows:

\\192.168.1.4\files\shared

For some odd reason in Windows, shares on the network do not always appear in "Network" Also, not all devices show up. I have a NAS device that never appears in "Network" although all my PC's do. So when I map to it, I do so using the IP as in my above example.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
July 17, 2015 at 07:37:09
What do you mean by "Hook Up" with your LAN Server? Are you trying to ping it? Access a shared drive? More information would be helpful.

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#2
July 17, 2015 at 07:46:43
trying to access a shared drive, other computers on the network are able to connect but for some reason mine just cant find it

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#3
July 17, 2015 at 08:03:37
Can you ping the server by ip address?

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#4
July 17, 2015 at 08:33:47
This is what i get when I pinged the computer with the shared files. i think it means that it is connected, but when i try and map the network drive it cant find the path leading me to beleive that it is actually not connected

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\M>ping 192.168.1.4

Pinging 192.168.1.4 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.4:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 4ms, Average = 2ms

C:\Documents and Settings\M>

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#5
July 17, 2015 at 13:54:28
You have two posts running on this problem.. Not wise as one or other will likely be deleted (and all advice included); possibly both will go... Suggest you stick with one or other...?

I have posted a question for clarification in your other (later) post.

Repeated it here and suggest you stick with this post only?

Perhaps clarify your connection arrangement?

You have a wireless router; and your cat-5/ethernet only server is connected to the router (via cat-5/ethernet)?

Also - if you connect the problem computer to the router via cat-5/ethernet can you then access the server?


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July 18, 2015 at 14:14:24
✔ Best Answer
The fact that you can ping the server tells me your issue is not a network issue.

So my question is, are you sure the directory in question has been shared properly? Can other devices connect to it? If so, try mapping the drive using the IP address.

ie: \\192.168.1.4\[shared folder]

For example, lets say you have a shared directory on the server as follows: C:\files\shared When mapping to it, you would map as follows:

\\192.168.1.4\files\shared

For some odd reason in Windows, shares on the network do not always appear in "Network" Also, not all devices show up. I have a NAS device that never appears in "Network" although all my PC's do. So when I map to it, I do so using the IP as in my above example.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#7
July 19, 2015 at 07:57:18
It seems like firewall issue .

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#8
July 20, 2015 at 07:51:45
thanks Curt that did the trick.

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#9
July 20, 2015 at 08:31:20
Useful tip/reminder from CurtR... Recall that being a not infrequent issue at work; and having to use the ip address approach.

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