Linksys Wireless router problems

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herbeey

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Hi

I have a linksys wireless router that i purchased a year ago. I have two wired computers hooked into it as well as my cable modem. I also have a wireless laptop on the router. Everything works fine, internet on all of them. The only problem that i have is that my laptop cannot see my wired computers even though they are on the same workgroup and all ip addresses are correct and in order. If i plug a ethernet cable into my laptop i instantly can access my other computer, unplug it and its gone. I did have it working after some trial and error 6 months ago, but my computer for some reason had the ms networking uninstalled, i reinstalled it and now it will access through the wireless. Any ideas as i cannot remember what i did to make it work.
 

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have you checked the firewall on the laptop / pC's - all of them
you should be able to set them up to accept a range of IP address on all of them

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It works on cable NOT on wireless
 

herbeey

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I checked the firewall and everything seems to be in order. Now i cant even look at the workgroup when im on wireless only. It says workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to access, but i know i do.
 

herbeey

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I think i fixed the problem. I changed my wireless router from WPA security to WEP. I can now access the other computers. Any ideas why this would make a difference? Also is there any big difference between the securities?
 

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WPA is preferred, WEP is pretty easily cracked.

The only reason I can think that WPA didn't work is the support for it on one end of the other was flawed.

I'd upgrade the firmware on the router, your wireless card's drivers, and see if WPA works with the latest firmware and drivers.
 
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