09-03-2010 11:32 AM
I've found several previous posts regarding my issue, but none of them have led me to a solution to my problem. Here is my problem. I have a small home network that I was able to share file and printers on, now I puchased and install a Cisco E3000 and my computers can no longer see each other. My current configurations is as such: I use DSL and have a 2 wire DSL modem with wireless capabilities. This particular modem has a port for the phone line and a port for local ethernet. I've taken the local ethernet and plugged in the internet port of the E3000. All computers can reach the internet but they cannot see each other. I've verified that file and print sharing is enabled on all computers. In fact if I remove the E3000 from the configuration and place them back onto the 2wire wireless connection they see each other. So I'm pretty certain that the firewall software on each PC will allow file and printer sharing. So that leads me to believe that my problem is in the E3000. It is perhaps blocking the network discovery protocol or something. Does anyone have any ideas how I can resolve this problem? Any help is appreciated.
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09-04-2010 02:49 AM
Log on to your router and go to advance routing. Disable the NAT. On the wrt54g it was changing the settings from gateway to router.
09-04-2010 06:16 AM
Once I disable the NAT I was unable to reach the internet. Also the computers were still not seeing each other. So I had to re-enable NAT to update this post.
09-04-2010 01:45 PM
I just got mine going by disabling the norton auto protect mode. As soon as I did this my other computers showed up. Might be the firewall in the router and the firewall on the norton program not seeing eye to eye.
09-05-2010 06:44 AM
Thanks Showguy82 that seems to have worked by allowing my computers on the network to appear under network tap in windows explorer. However I'm still not able to access the computers. Something is being blocked by the E3000 because I completely disabled the fire wall on my PCs and still couldn't access them. Do you perhaps know what should be changed in the E3000 to allow access to the computers. Thanks for your help.
09-06-2010 11:15 AM
Yes I can ping them. The computers show up under the Network tab but whenever I attempt to open on of them I get a Network path was not found error.
09-16-2010 06:40 AM - last edited on 09-16-2010 07:33 AM by Vince_02
Well I fixed the problem by returning the router to the retailer and exchanging it for another router. Now all network shares are working. Consider problem resolved.
(Mod note: Edited for guideline compliance. Thank you.)