|I have an Actiontec MI 424 WR in one room with 3 computers and a network printer - this router connects to the Internet. My Sony sees the other computers attached to this Actiontec whether wired or wireless. In another room, I have USR5461 MaxG router. The two routers are hard wired (Cat 6). I have a Dell 8400 computer also running Win 7 attached to the USR5461. I can get Internet access as well as access the network printer on the other network. Both networks currently do not see each other.|
Win 7 calls my homegroup Network 3 at the Actiontec side and Network 2 at the USR5461 side. I want to join the two networks. I have tried the following:
1. Disabling Windows firewall on both sides
2. Network Troubleshooter (on both computers finds no problems)
3. Have tried to set up a new network in the Network and Sharing Center choosing "Set up a new network: Configure a new router or access point" Win 7 says that it can take up to 90 seconds to find an unconfigured device but it never finds anything. (I was hoping for it to find the USR router.) I tried it the other way too from the Dell hoping it might discover the Actiontec router.
How can I join these two networks? Also - it is interesting that neither network configured itself as network 1 and that the USR5461 network configured itself as Network 2 after the Actiontec was already Network 3.\
I am not super saavy about networks but I do consider myself an advanced user and have built and configured machines in the past.
Thanks in advance for any help.