My network has been functioning almost flawlessly for over a year now and all of a sudden I can't share printers or files anymore.
The network consists of a DSL modem feeding into a Linksys WRT54GS router. My desktop is connected directly to the router. I have two laptops that connect wirelessly. I have three printers (1 parallel, 2 USB) on the desktop and one printer on each of the laptops (both USB). (Why so many printers????, we travel a lot in a motorhome and have to have printing capability). Operating system is XP.
As I say the whole network has been working great until last week. Internet access is still functioning but printer and file sharing has stopped on me. I have tried with and without the virus/firewall software running. I have rechecked file and print sharing. When I check the printers in Control Panel the network printer's icons first state "opening" and then "can not connect". I have of coarse rebooted all computers and the router. I have checked the settings on the router. No settings have changed. Obviously something has changed because I have no printer or file sharing.
Sure could use some help here. I can add any pertinent info to help if needed. Thanks in advance for ANY help.