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Viewing Microsoft windows network

By SenateKT
Jul 14, 2009
  1. I am connected to a network domain. When I go to My network places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network>Domain I can see all networked computers when I am wired in but when I connect wirelessly I cannot. I use a "Wireless access point" connected to my firewall router. I have tried disabling the wireless firewall and assigning a static IP. I am logged into the domain but the only way to can view the other computers on the network is to connect through a wired connection. I'm thinking it has to be a setting in my Wireless router but I cannot figure it out.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,309


    when you connect via the wire, and via wireless is the ip address,subnet and default gateway in the same range ?
  3. SenateKT

    SenateKT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I have tried manually assigning it the the same and it only works wired.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,553   +1,440

    let's explore the wiring; sounds like you have
    modem----(wan)router(lan)---(??)ap .... wireless connections
                     + ---- wired connections
    If the AP only has one slot to connect to the router, then you're stuck using it,
    but if it also has one or more LAN slots, connect the AP.LAN to the router.LAN
    and disable DHCP in the AP.

    the object Ididmyc600 is hinting at is ALL systems need to be in the same subnet,
    eg 192.168.1.x

    If the AP connected devices are on something else like 192.168.2.x, sharing will be much more difficult.

    If the AP only has one wired connection, then you're going to need a careful configuration:

    1) set the router address (eg, and the DHCP range 1.2->1.10
    2) set the AP address to and its DHCP range to 1.101->1.110

    Devices with addresses less that 1.11 will be wired devices and
    those with addresses greater than 1.100 will be wireless
    (and you can do tricks in the firewall due to this segregation)
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