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File Sharing and Multiple Routers

I'm looking for a solution but cant seem to find one so far so I was hoping somebody can help.

I just moved into a home that has a wired network already installed. It is all connected to a wired BEFSR81 Linksys Router. Unfortunatly its not a wireless one so in one of the jacks in my house i have a wirless DI-624 D-Link Router piggybacked that will allow my wireless laptops to surf the internet. The problem appears when I want to do file sharing between a wireless laptop and a wired desktop. I'm assuming it is because they are connected to different routers that this is the problem. Is there any settings I can change in either router or is there something different I need to do on either computer.

By the way the two computers are the desktop is running windows vista and the lapotp is running max osx.

Thanks in advance for any help and saving me from having to go buy another wireless router.
Jul 7 '07 #1
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I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true.
Jul 9 '07 #2
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Basically what you need to do is turn DHCP off on one of the routers, make sure that the router with DHCP off is plugged into the router with DHCP turned on. This effectively makes the router into a switch.

Here is a link to a tutorial for connecting multiple routers
Jul 10 '07 #3
thank you very much for your help. I will give this a try when I get home!
Jul 13 '07 #4
Ok I gave it a try and it worked perfecty..... DHCP off!! YOU GUYS ARE F'N AWSOME!!!!

Jul 13 '07 #5
Hello here my probleme i would very appreciate if someone can have a solution about it. let me explain i got a router di-624 d-link and its connected on my windows xp sp2 with a wire and i have also connected my new laptop inspiron1720 wireless on it both internet connection work fine.
what i want to do is share my drive to one to another i have make sure workgroup is the same on both computer i got videotron cable modem.
on my windows XP i share 2 drive and i wanna have acces to them from my laptop.

sorry if my english is not that great but i think you can figure out what i wanna do
on my laptop i got firewall off and norton security on it i cant turn it off!
i mean i did menage to find out

can anyone help me sort this out thx in advance

Sep 28 '07 #6

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