I have a home network with two desktops connected by ethernet to a wireless router. Two laptops connect wirelessly to the some router. All was working well: all computers could connect to the internet, any computer could ping anyother computer, any computer could share files with anyother computer, and any computer could VNC anyother computer.
After installing a wireless print server (to which any of the four computers can now print), I can no longer share files with the two wireless laptops; however, I can still ping to and from them, VNC to and from them, and access the internet from them.
What has me baffled is this: if I connect the two wireless laptops to the wireless router by ethernet, all works as before, i.e., any and all of the four computers connect to the internet, ping successfully, VNC successfully, and share files successfully. Then when I go back to wireless, the two laptops lose their ability to share files, but the other abilities remain.
The only change I made to the wireless router was to add the MAC address of the print server to the MAC list in the router (Belkin f5d7230-4)
If I type the UNC in the address bar of windows explorer (Win XP Pro), I get this message: ...."ShareDocs is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator"... "The network path was not found."
Any suggestions or solutions??? Thanks, Rich