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Topic # 59127 27-Mar-2010 17:24
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I have a modem/router Linksys WAG160N

Connected to this are two computers
1) Desktop running WinXP connected via cable to ethernet port on WAG160N
2) Laptop running Win 7 connected wirelessly to WAG160N

I have a Vantec Nexstar LX Ultra Network Attached Storage Device connected via ethernet cable to WAG160N
There is a printer attached to the NAS.

Both Computers have Norton 360 Prem Ver 3.8.0.41

The desktop picks up the NAS no problem, and can print no problem

The Laptop can not pick up the NAS wirelessly, and I can not map a network drive. It does however print no problem, and when I click on the 'network' tab it seems to recognise the NAS as a media device, but there are no files dispalyed.

When I connect the laptop to the WAG160N via cable to an ethernet port, it works no problem at all, you can see the NAS under the 'network' and access everything, and map them as network drives.

Is it a problem with Norton or the Linksys modem/router?

I have fiddled with Norton a little bit but dont really know what im doing.

Any help appreicated.

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  Reply # 311909 27-Mar-2010 17:50
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Have you checked the firewall settings on the wireless adapter?

Try disabling the firewall and try and connect then, if it works, then thats the problem.

 

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  Reply # 312181 28-Mar-2010 20:34
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What is the network type for the wireless network set to? e.g. home, work, public location?




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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 312395 29-Mar-2010 13:37
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thanks for your reply.
I dont really know what I did, or even if it was me that did it, the computers may have just sorted themselves out.

Everything seems to be working fine.
I can now see the NAS on my laptop and map the network drives.
I did not need to disable the firewall in the end (thanks Delorean)

To answer your question quandum the wireless network is set to 'Home', should this be on something else?

Like I say it is working now, however who know how long it may last, so if you had any other ideas about settings on the WAG160N or my laptop configuration, please post them, as I can change things if needed.

Thanks.
Steve

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