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Discussion in 'Networking' started by sztcjk, Oct 19, 2012.

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    I have a strange situation. i have a Linksys wireless-g router I have a laptop, with windows 2008 server on it, named "DAVEG" with ip 192.168.1.104, with both ethernet & wireless adapter, with only the wireless adapter enabled (no ethernet cable) i have a desktop, with windows xp on it, named "DAVE_DESKTOP" with ip 192.168.1.107, with both ethernet & wireless adapter, with both connected to my home router I have both my desktop and laptop local drives shared, and can access them with the "\\xxxx" notation in start-run in either direction, with the wireless adapter enabled on my laptop, not with only the wired connection. when i have my wireless adapter enabled on my laptop, i can both ping my desktop by IP and by name, and the same goes for pinging my laptop IP and host name- both work. when i have my wireless adapter disabled on my laptop, i can only ping my desktop by IP, not by host name - and the same for my pinging my laptop from my desktop - only the ping by IP works. any ideas why? also of note, is that when i do a tracert in either direction, the address of the router (192.168.1.1) does not show as one of the hops. My guess is this is due to APIPA, but that really a problem that I'm aware of. also, i am able to ping internet addresses both by IP or URL from the laptop regardless of which connection is enabled. Thanks
     
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