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Wireless Connectivity Problem


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#1 penmark

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:16 PM

I'm running a Linksys 802.11b wireless network. The router is wired to a desktop computer, which also has two printers attached to it. We have one other desktop on the network, which is attached to the network via a network adapter; a printer is wired to that computer; and we have two notebook computers - one via a wirless network card, and one has a built in 802.11g connection. Although I never have a problem getting the internet connection (cable modem attached to the router) on any of the networked computers, intermittently i'm unable to print to one of the printers (printer not found) and unable to open files on one of the networked computers. The network is secured. Sometimes a reboot handles the problem; sometimes not. All suggestions welcomed.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:52 AM

just to make sure its clear, you have >
1-linksys 802.11b router
1-wired desktop
2-802.11g laptops
2-printers on wired computer

and have issues with printing to one of the printers from your notebook to the desktop?
do they all have winxp os on it?
are they all service pack 2 (winxp) with ALL the updates done on them?
do any of them have surfing issues?
do you have a virus protection software on each one, updated and ran recently?
have you tried shutting down all firewalls? BOTH 3rd party and win xp integrated?

someone will check your reply post
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:49 PM

Have you considered a print server. If you have a router set with DHCP it is relatively painless.
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