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Why can't I get Vista to recognize my Network Computers wirelessly?

By sonteg ·
I have been going at it with this issue for a couple of days. I recently got a new router and while I caan connect to the router for internet I cannot Vista to recognize my workgroup even with the same Domain wirelessly. When I have a wired connection it picks it right up. It worked fine on the router I had been using the last three years. Any I help will be much appreciated

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`Some information would be helpful ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Why can't I get Vista to ...

What was the make and model of the old router, and what is the new router?

What have you tried while you "have been going at it with this issue for a couple of days"?

Have you made use of the setup disc that came with the new router?

Have you tried re-creating the network from scratch?

Have you tried using the Wireless Network Wizard?

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Router settings...

by Bapster In reply to `Some information would b ...

Some routers have a wireless setting which that you can configure so that no wireless devices can see one another on same network (for security reasons), for example for a public hot-spot, but it would unlikely be turned on by default.

But, that said, it would help if you gave us more information about your configuration, router make/mdel, etc..

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by sonteg In reply to `Some information would b ...

My old Router was the At&t Router/dsl modem, and I went and got the Motorola Gateway/ Cable Modem. Also have it piggybacked on a wired router for all my wired connections. I went and disabled the firewalls in the router and have tried to re create my network from scratch even changing the workgroup name. But whe I look for devices it still shows just my two computers with wireless adapters nothing that is wired. Thanks in advance.

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How is this LAN Configured here?

by OH Smeg In reply to Why can't I get Vista to ...

If the Systems that can not be seem Wirelessly are on a Wired Connection and the Vista System is on a WiFi Connection you need to bridge the Wired & Wireless Connections.

Most Routers separate these two connections for Security, if you need to have both on the same Workgroup you must join them together by Bridging them in the Routers Setup.

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by sonteg In reply to How is this LAN Configure ...

My old Router was the At&t Router/dsl modem, and I went and got the Motorola Gateway/ Cable Modem. Also have it piggybacked on a wired router for all my wired connections. I went and disabled the firewalls in the router and have tried to re create my network from scratch even changing the workgroup name. But whe I look for devices it still shows just my two computers with wireless adapters nothing that is wired. Thanks in advance.

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Here you need to kill the Router Functions on the Router

by OH Smeg In reply to info

You need to use it just as a Hub/Switch.

By keeping it functional downstream of the WiFi Access Point that stops the Wired Connections making contact with the WiFi Connections.

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