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#1 Kyle B

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:53 PM

Hi all!

I have a desktop, a laptop and a wireless-enabled printer connected via a wireless router. The desktop is wired while the rest are wireless. Both PCs can access the Internet and the printer just fine. However, when I try to do file sharing, it's a frustrating affair. Sometimes it's possible and file sharing is seemless. Then randomly, without either computer going to sleep or anything like that, file sharing just dies. I try it again some other time and it works. The wireless router is set to DHCP. Should I try static IP? Much thanks in advance.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:30 PM

What version of windows on the PCs?

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#3 Kyle B

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:34 PM

Ack, I forgot to mention that!

The wired desktop is running Vista Home Premium 32-bit and the laptop is running 7 RC. I also read from Googling around that sometimes firewalls and AV software might be an issue. FYI, I'm running avast! (the free version) on both.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:50 PM

When the file sharing "dies" look at workgroup setting is it disabled on either machine?

I'm sorry, I have a cold with a slight fever so my brain is a little foggy. I'll look harder when I wake up :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:07 AM

Thanks for the tip. I'll give that a go when my filesharing "dies" on me again.




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