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    Lost PTP access with new router install

    I have a small network consisting of five computers, of which 2 are MacPro, 2 windowsXP Pro, and one Windows7. My old wireless router (192.168.0.1) gave up the ghost so I replaced it with a new Cisco (Linksys) E2700. It comes setup with 192.168.1.1 by default.
    All computers lost their mapped drives and their ability to connect with each other. Yes I know different networks. The fix was easy, change the new router to 192.168.0.1 but I want to know is why they could not discover each other on the new network. Nothing I did allowed me to connect to one another.
    Please enlighten me.
    All were turned off and started again.
    TIA
    Paul

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    2 possibilities spring to mind.
    1. You have fixed IP addresses.
    2. You have the firewall turned on.

    cheers, Paul

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    DHCP and firewall indeed turned on in both scenarios.
    Sharing is set, discovery also.
    Paul

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    DHCP would give you addresses in the new range. Windows firewall should ask what sort of network to use, Home network should be correct.

    cheers, Paul

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