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I run a X2000 router for some weeks and it works properly basically - with one exception.
WIFI attached devices (Win7, Vista, Android) can go to the internet without having any problem. But they cannot access my local servers (Media-Server, Storage server). I access with normal settings (not the guest) but the behavior is similar to what I expected from the guest-WIFI: protect resources in LAN.
Anyway, for historical reason I have also another WIFI Hotspot in the LAN what is connected to the X2000 via cable. If the same devices connect to this hotspot, everything works fine. So the problem isn't caused by the servers.
Anybody has an idea about this? Many thanks in advance for any help!
09-19-2011 06:23 AM
Can you access your servers when you connect via LAN cable to the X2000?
How have you configured Your IP addresses? Is the Server running on DHCP or static IP?
Can you ping the server IP when connected to the X2000 WiFi?
09-20-2011 01:52 AM
I have the same problem with Linksys E4200 router.
I have access my server when I connect via LAN cable. In windows 7 i see my server and have access to files. and webserver work also properly: access with the name of the server.
But by WiFI connection, there is no access with the name.
>How have you configured Your IP addresses?
>Is the Server running on DHCP or static IP?
DHCP, but the server has the reserved IP in local network, like 192.168.1.200
>Can you ping the server IP when connected to the X2000 WiFi?
yes. also in mozilla by typing "192.168.1.200" i see the localhost page, but nothing more!
What should I do?
09-22-2011 05:10 AM
From the looks of it, it sounds like a Windows problem. Maybe your Firewall or Antivirus programs are blocking the WiFi connection in your local network. Try to deactivate them and also delete the WiFi profile and reconnect again to your router.
The router by default and itself does not filter any traffic in the local network. You should have the same access to your LAN devices over WiFi as over LAN.
Try to reset your router as well and reconfigure it. (Hold the reset button that is underneath the router for 30 sec.)
Look as well at the DHCP client list table and tell me if all your devices connected to the router are listed there.
If you can, make a screenshot and add it to the post.
09-25-2011 10:36 AM
sorry, unfortunately I was offline and couldn't check the replies.
First of all: it is definitely not a Windows problem, as Windows doesn't play a role in the problem. Yes, I cannot access from a Win7 client but same behavior on my Androids. And, if I connect from my Win7-client to the other Hotspot, it works well.
This is also the answer to the question if it works if I'm connected by cable (the other hotspot is connected by cable to the router). Anyway, also my stationary PCs (1 Windows, 2 Linux) can access the servers withouth any problem.
Yes, the server(s) have static IP address(es) in Lan and I have same behavior if I acces by name or IP-address.
Router reset doesn't help, I already did it. This is a permanent problem, I guess this is a bug in firmware. Unfortunately it makes my router useless for my needs. :-(
Does anybody have an idea?
09-29-2011 03:33 AM - edited 09-29-2011 03:35 AM
I've experienced a lot of problem between wireless and cabled interfaces with the default configuration of X2000.
I found out that the problem is caused by a (at least for me) too much paranoic default option with a not-so-clear description.
Try the following:
Goto to the "Security" tab:
ENABLE, if not already enabled, the SPI Firewall Protection
UNCHECK the following item: Filter Anonymous Internet Requests
Hope it helps
09-30-2011 01:47 PM
Many thanks for the hint - unfortunately it didn't help.
Meanwhile I opened a support case at Linksys - let's see what they do (the first tip was to do a reset - because the router is completely new maybe in future the car seller will ask me to remove the engine and instert it again if i have a problem with a brand new car ).
09-30-2011 01:55 PM - edited 09-30-2011 01:57 PM
below you can find the topology of my home-network and the text I sent to the Linksys supporter today (so far, I haven't got an answer). It describes in more detail what goes wrong.
Text to Linksys Support:
11-18-2011 02:40 PM
I have a similar issue using one Linksys X3000 and one Linksys E1000 and one netbook win7.
The X3000 and E1000 are far, and they are connected via cable and switch.
I am able to connect via wireless to the internet using both X3000 and E1000, the problem arises if I try to connect to the local network, here the steps:
1 turn on the netbook near the X3000, wireless works ok, Internet connection ok, Lan connection ok.
2 move the netbook near the E1000, wireless internet and local Lan are ok.
3 go back near the X3000: wireless internet is ok. Local Lan doesn't work anymore, cannot ping nothing.
4 reset the X3000: wireless internet and Local Lan are ok.
I tryed lots of settings, still the same result.