Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:36 PM
Hi guys, i have 3 laptops, a desktop and a multi function printer on one network.
The desktop and printer is hard wired and the 3 laptops are wireless through a linksys wireless router.
Everything works perfectly for networking, sharing files and internet connection but one laptop.
This laptop will connect to the internet through the network but will not network for file sharing or communicate with the printer. In fact in my network places you can see all devices except this one laptop.
None of the computers show this laptop on their network, but if i run the add to network wizard it tells me it was successful, until i try and open the network. Then after a few minutes it tells me it cannot connect and that i may not have access to the administrators sttings.
Ihave tried everything i can think of to fix this problem and it wouldnt be so frustrating except for the fact that it was working properly for 2 years and then suddenly one day it stopped working.
They all have windows xp professional for operating software, and nothing on the network was changed to make it work one day and not the next.
I need some help guys. I can usually figure out basic computer problems, but i am certainly no expert.
any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.