Re: media sharing wired ok wireless not ok
"Robert L (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Can you ping the desktop by IP?
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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> "Remco Blok" <Remco Blok@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> > Can somebody help please? My Vista laptop can find the media shared on my
> > (wired) Vista desktop pc ok using the laptop's wired connection, but not
> > using the laptop's wireless connection. It used to work before using the
> > wireless connection (although not very reliabe). I don't know what's
> > changed
> > but I can't get it to work again except using its wired connection.
> > I disabled the IPSec Policy Agent service as adviced by Vista help, but
> > that
> > did not help and since I did not enable it in the first place I think it
> > worked ok with it enabled before.
> > I can see my laptop has limited IPv6 connectivity using its wireless
> > connection. The laptop and my desktop pc have local IPv6 connectivity
> > using
> > their wired connection. And all have internet IPv4 connectivity using
> > wired
> > or wireless connections. Does it need IPv6?
> > The wireless laptop card (an old Netgear WG511v1) uses an XP driver since
> > there is no Vista driver for it. But the XP driver works ok. It can
> > connect
> > to the internet and to the shared folders on my desktop pc, but media
> > sharing
> > does not work.
> > It would appear that in the media sharing dialog where you allow or deny
> > devices access to a shared media library that it uses a client's mac
> > address
> > to identify a client. On my desktop pc I had two entries for my laptop,
> > one
> > with its wired mac address and one with its wireless mac address. Proof
> > that
> > it worked before. When I remove the laptop's wireless entry the desktop pc
> > never detects it again.
> > Can anyone help please?
> > kind regards
> > Remco