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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 24194 17-Jul-2008 16:43
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I have been having issues with my home network. Sometimes I have to re boot my router in order for computers or ps3 to see each other on the network.

I have 2 computers, both use a wireless connection.
A PS3, and a Nintendo Wii.

Both computers are running XP
Router is a Linksys WAG325N

I have been using a trial version of network magic, And uninstalling/Reinstalling to get everything working. I really need to buy a licence and use it properly!

I did give try networking through the windows wizard, But I didn't have much luck.
Everything always connects to the internet, but If I want to stream music from the computer to the ps3, then more often than not the ps3 can not find the media server. Or the two computers can not see each other.

What can I try to fix this problem, Any help would be much appreciated

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  Reply # 149048 18-Jul-2008 00:13
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When the two computers or PS3 cannot see each other are you able to ping them?

It sounds like a DNS problem if pings work OK.  You could try accessing using IP addresses rather than the computer name or add the computer IPs to the host files.  This won't help with the PS3 though.






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  Reply # 149111 18-Jul-2008 10:34
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Thanks for your reply,

How do I ping them?

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  Reply # 149120 18-Jul-2008 11:20
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Goto a command prompt (start menu, run, CMD)
and type ping IPADDRESS e.g ping 10.69.69.230

If sucessful you will receive a message similar to the one below







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David Elsbury
Freelance Lighting, Sound and AV Technician
"Technician like ninja... live in shadow, move in silence"




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  Reply # 149161 18-Jul-2008 14:15
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Thank you

Yup I got 4 replies :)


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  Reply # 149189 18-Jul-2008 15:46
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Check to see that IP addresses are not being reassigned, if you have 4 things using DHCP they will grab a different address each time you reboot them or the router, you may want to set them to a fixed address in the range being assigned ,ie  10.*.*.* or 192.168.* .*

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