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Problems connecting with network devices

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond1984 View Post
    No, it's a wifi printer, so I'm intended to use it that way

    Maybe helpful to know that I'm unable to ping my NAS On my win8 laptop.

    Ps. Turning off avast didn't do the trick.
    WiFi printer ok then, there are usually some directions for setting up the printer using USB first, then changing to WiFi only after it's set up.

    Homegroups won't have a requirement to have the other PC turned on in order to print, setting up a Homegroup won't hurt anything here.

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  2. #12


    Everything works fine now, Win8 laptop was in a different network (I don't know why). I did a ipconfig /release + renew. Now both my laptops are in the same network and both my printer and NAS are recognized immediately. Thanks for the help!
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond1984 View Post
    Everything works fine now, Win8 laptop was in a different network (I don't know why). I did a ipconfig /release + renew. Now both my laptops are in the same network and both my printer and NAS are recognized immediately. Thanks for the help!
    Different network, that is strange and can't really happen unless two routers were being used with DHCP not disabled on one of them or there was a static IP set up in the IPv4 properties, I guess I should have checked the ipconfig/all on both machines.
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  4. #14


    I only have one router and all pc's are set to dhcp before I did a ipconfig /renew I even had to set my win8 laptop to static as the network address was totally different compared to the rest of the network (192.168.1 instead of 192.168.0). I think it was using the wan network instead of the lan
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond1984 View Post
    I only have one router and all pc's are set to dhcp before I did a ipconfig /renew I even had to set my win8 laptop to static as the network address was totally different compared to the rest of the network (192.168.1 instead of 192.168.0). I think it was using the wan network instead of the lan
    Well the WAN is to the outside world so doesn't figure into this unless this machine was connected directly to the modem somehow.

    If you had to set a static IP just to be on the same subnet then something is wrong with the router's settings or DHCP wasn't turned on in the IPv4 properties of the network adaptor for this machine.

    Very strange problem either way and I'm not really sure how this can happen but glad you figured it all out.
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  6. #16


    Hi Chev, sorry to bother you again but I still have one issue My win8 laptop works perfectly with the network devices now that I set the IP range to 192.168.1.XXX. (with a ipconfig /release - /renew) But now my win7 laptop is assigned to another range (192.168.0.XXX). Those ranges switch when doing a ipconfig /release - /renew on the laptop with the false range. So there's only one laptop at the time that works correctly. Both laptops are configured with DHCP and are in the same subnet. Do you know what could be the issue here? Thanks!
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond1984 View Post
    Hi Chev, sorry to bother you again but I still have one issue My win8 laptop works perfectly with the network devices now that I set the IP range to 192.168.1.XXX. (with a ipconfig /release - /renew) But now my win7 laptop is assigned to another range (192.168.0.XXX). Those ranges switch when doing a ipconfig /release - /renew on the laptop with the false range. So there's only one laptop at the time that works correctly. Both laptops are configured with DHCP and are in the same subnet. Do you know what could be the issue here? Thanks!
    Like I mentioned earlier, there has to be something wrong with the router or modem, you may be using a router/modem combo then you are plugging your regular router into this, that is about the only way this problem could occur.

    You really need to post the ipconfig/all from these machines, and the model number of the modem and router you are using because I can only guess without more information.
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  8. #18


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    Modem: cbn svg6540e (Standard modem from Belgium internet provider 'Telenet')
    Router: TP-link wr1043nd
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  9. #19


    You can see the two different gateways here very clearly, your modem is in fact a modem/router then you are plugging that into another router, this set up is fine provided that you turn OFF DHCP on one of the routers. You also need to plug the router/modem into the LAN port "not WAN port" of the secondary router.

    Usually just turning off DHCP on the secondary router is best, so you would need to go into your TP-link router settings at 192.168.1.1 and turn off DHCP. This way only the first router is handling DHCP so all machine will be receiving an IP in the correct subnet.

    After that your TP-link router will receive an IP from the first router in the correct subnet of 192.168.0.x etc. And anything connecting to the TP link router will also receive an IP in the correct subnet.
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  10. #20


    Thx! It works perfectly!
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