What do I need to do when I replace the router on my home network?
Posted on 2007-08-09
I hace bought a Belkin adsl modem/router to replace a thomspon modem /router - in order to have more than one ethernet port.
I had a home network set up:
the thompson router
wireless laptop running vista business
dell desktop running XP SP2
I had file sharing and network discovery on. Printer sharing on. I had various files shared between the two PC's. Everything was OK.
I disconnect the thomson router and replace it with the Belkin.
The Belkin router works fine (have internet connections) - but what do I need to do to get the old network sharing settings back? I can't get either computer to show me the other or even the belkin router. I've tried disabling the firewalls on the router, and both the PC's but no good. If I plug the old router back in, regardless of firewall settings everything is OK.
(Note: the XP PC runs Norton Internet Security 2005 and teh new vista laptop norton 360.)