Wireless computers can't see wired LAN Workgroup shares.
December 18, 2008 5:54 AM Subscribe
My laptop using wireless connection can not access the rest of my wired network workgroup. I suspect a router issue.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn to computers & internet (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a D-Link WBR-2310 wireless router that connects with wires to a few other computers. I also have a laptop running off the wireless side of the router. I can not see the network Workgroup from the laptop however the laptop can ping all other computers as well as all other computer are able to ping the laptop. So it's not really a connection issue as everyone can see everyone. When I say I can not see the workgroup computers, I mean that when I click view workgroup computers on the laptop, the only thing there is the laptop. What is missing is the rest of the shared folders on our wired lan.
Why am I able to ping everything just fine and yet not see them in my workgroup computers?
The laptop does have internet connection via that router. I'm writing this post with it.
I've read elsewhere that some routers have a setting to not allow wireless traffic into the wired side of the router, but I do not believe my router has that feature.
There is not a firewall running anywhere. I've double check the workgroup name for all computers and it is the same everywhere.
I'll add that is problem happend once before. I futzed around with it for a while and without really knowing what fixed it, it just got fixed.
This setup works 90% of the time. Then sometimes, like now, it stops and I don't know why. Now the problem is back with this laptop and is driving me towards my first cocktail...it's not even 8am.
Thanks for the help and suggestions.