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Re: absurdly simple LAN problem



On (15/09/05 17:10), Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 15 Sep 2005, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > On (15/09/05 15:18), Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > I've struggled with this one for months! Much perusing of HOWTOs and
> > > googling hasn't helped.
> > > 
> > > I have two computers, desktop and laptop, and a wireless router and ADSL
> > > modem. Both machines reach the internet without problems, one via a
> > > cable link to the modem, the other via  a wireless link to the router.
> > > 
> > > However, they do not communicate with each other. I cannot ping from one
> > > to the other though I can ping localhost on each. Turning off the
> > > firewall (shorewall) does not help.
> > Unless I'm being really dense, I'm not surprised they don't communicate;
> > 
> > Can you elaborate on exactly how they are connected?
> > 
> > PC ---------> ADSL modem -----> internet
> > 
> > Laptop ------->Router------> ?
> > 
> 
> > My point being how would they communicate?
> > 
> > I suspect what you need is:
> > 
> > PC -----------> Router------>ADSL modem 
> > 		^
> > 		|
> > Laptop ---------|		
> > 
> > I accept that I may have totally misunderstood ;)  Is the ADSL modem
> > also a router?  In which case it may be in it's configuration.
> > 
> > 
> 
> It's a Netgear MR814 router. The ethernet cable from the PC goes to a
> local port on the router and the internet port on the router goes to the
> modem. The laptop communicates with the router by wireless. That seems
> to be your second scenario.

OK. It sounds as though this is a router configuration issue.

If you are using the router's DHCP service for both machines, that
should work or have you set them manually?

Regards

Clive

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