You created two independent Networks and the mapping can not cross from one
Network to the other.
If your modem is a combo Modem/Router then you actually have triple NAT,or
if it is a Modem only then you try to Map trough the combo of two LANs and
Connect the second Router as an Access Point to the main Router and
configure one cohesive Network.
Here is the principle, Wireless Router as an Access Point -
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
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For quite some time I have used a DLink DIR-625 router for home
networking (DLS connection). I rely heavily on MirrorFolder running
on top of PPTP VPN to mirror my work files on a regular basis to
various machines at two different sites. Doing so obviously requires
the ability to map to folders on all machines involved in the mirror
On Saturday I added a second router (a DLink WBR 2310) because I now
have one wireless machine running “N” protocol and thus need to use
WPA encryption on the DIR-625 which makes its wireless service
unavailable to the legacy “g” protocol (hence WEP encryption only)
devices in the house. Basically everything went well except for one
small but very important detail. I no longer am able to map from my
main work machine on the DIR-625 to my laptop on the WBR 2310.
Attempts to use Net Use to map to a drive on the laptop from my main
desktop work machine result in a system error 53 (“the network path
was not found”).
Both routers are plugged directly into ports on my DLS modem.
Everything seems normal in all respects except my inability to map
from my desktop to my laptop. The laptop has no problem, for
instance, logging into VPN but also cannot map back to my desktop
So in a nutshell, I have machines on two separate NAT routers logged
into the same DSL modem and file/folder mapping fails from computers
on one router to computers on the other router. Is there a way to
make this work? If so, how does one do so?
Although it is likely completely irrelevant to this issue my desktop
is a multiboot on which I normally in Vista and my laptop is XP/SP2.
The VPN service is provided by my employer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!