Access other conputer on network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by jerry, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. jerry

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    Hi, I recently contact my ISP following Internet intermittent disconnection.
    They come and changed the Modem which now has a router in it. Prior set-up
    was an older generation of Modem and I had added a Dlink router when I
    purchased a laptop and wanted to access shared folder via the network. On the
    network & sharing windo I see both computer when when I try to access one
    another I received a message that they cannont communicate and when
    diagnose=network path not found:pinged but no response. I search over
    (remembering having difficulties at my first set-up) but could'nt find what
    settings to change. When I run the Network Wizard I fall on a step saying
    window cannot automatically configure and then the new modem/router
    configuration page ( opens but I d'ont know where to go from

    I consulted network set-up article without success...
    Window firewall is on and McAffee Firewall is off.

    Can anyone guide me?
    jerry, Mar 19, 2010
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  2. Hi
    If the new modem is a Modem/Router do not use a second Router.
    Do not use any Wizard, use the web menu (using the browser) of the new
    Router to manually configure it to your liking.
    Search the web for a manual for the new Modem/Router, and follow its
    If the new Modem/Router is Not Wireless and you want to add Wireless, then
    use a second Wireless Router and configure it like this.
    Using a Wireless Router as a switch with an Access Point -
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 19, 2010
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