Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:24 PM
My 5 year old USR8054 went bye-bye. I replaced it with a DLink DIR-615 from the local Office Depot. No problems with the set up program except that I've lost a lot of functioality I used to have with the USR.
I'm on a home network.
Desktop 1 Vista (wired)
Desktop 2 XP Pro MCE (wired)
Notebook 1 XP Pro MCE (wireless)
Notebook 2 XP Home (wireless)
1 Palm TX (wireless)
I used to do file and printer sharing between the first three, browsing and downloads only, with the XP Home and TX.
Now I can get from the first three to the internet but can only do file and printer sharing between Desktop 1 and Notebook 1. Go figure, you'd think the XP would work before the Vista did. I can see the router with Notebook 2 but it won't connect. I can't even see the router with the Palm.
Turned off security on the router but problems persist.
D Link website recognizes this type of problem and suggests it is a firewall issue and implies it's a software firewall issue but not how to fix it.
I have Norton 360 on the XP machines. Norton furnished by HP on the Vista. I just expired and I'm going to replace it with McAfee that I get free from Comcast.
I know I probably have to go back and re-do everything but I don't know, or can't remember. how to delete the existing network so I can start over. OOPs, I'm out of lines!