Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    devices connected to home network wifi cannot see network assets

    I have a home wireless network with a network printer and a wireless extender connected.

    All devices connected by wifi have internet access using either the wireless modem/router or the wireless extender.

    Devices connected by wifi using the wireless extender can see and access other devices on the network including the printer.

    Devices connected by wifi using the wireless modem/router cannot see and access other devices on the network including the printer.

    The modem/router is an iinet Bob Lite Bob Lite Manual PDF

    Does anyone have any words of wisdom?
    "Heading for the deep end"

  2. #2
    WS Lounge VIP
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    8,201
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 987 Times in 917 Posts
    Which side of the extender is the printer?
    Can you ping devices either side of the extender? (Start > Run, %comspec%, ping 192.168.1.x)
    Is the extender acting as a router and not allowing traffic from the original network onto the extended network?

    cheers, Paul

  3. #3
    WS Lounge VIP Coochin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    2,154
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 307 Times in 267 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by weyrman View Post
    ...Devices connected by wifi using the wireless extender can see and access other devices on the network including the printer. Devices connected by wifi using the wireless modem/router cannot see and access other devices on the network including the printer...
    Need more info. What devices? Exactly how is the printer connected to the network?
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
    Most common computing error is EBKAC: Error Between Keyboard And Chairback
    AMD FX8120 (8-core @ 3.1GHz) CPU, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 motherboard, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz RAM, ATI-AMD Radeon HD6770 PCI-E VGA, 480GB Kingston SSD, 2TB Seagate SATA3.0 HDD, ASUS DVD/RW.

  4. #4
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    OK, the wired network connects 3 computers, nas box, ethernet printer, tv, 2 game consoles and the extender box to the modem/router via a 16 port smart switch. The wireless router/modem and the extender use the same wireless channel and SSID and the laptops, smartphones and ipad connect to whichever signal is closest.

    So, the printer is connected to the wired network and devices connecting to the network via the wireless extender can access the printer but devices connecting to the network via the wireless router/modem cannot.

    It feels as if the modem/router wireless only allows internet connection but not LAN connection.
    "Heading for the deep end"

  5. #5
    WS Lounge VIP
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    8,201
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 987 Times in 917 Posts
    That's an odd one, normally the wired and wireless networks are considered equal by the router. Have you checked the router wireless settings to see if the wireless network is separated?

    cheers, Paul

  6. #6
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I discussed this with my ISP and they are providing a replacement wifi-modem-router, hopefully this solves the problem.
    "Heading for the deep end"

  7. #7
    WS Lounge VIP
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    8,201
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 987 Times in 917 Posts
    A wayward router may be the issue, let us know how it goes.

    cheers, Paul

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •