I have a Wireless Laptop(XP Home) & Wired Desktop(XP Media Center). I can't ping my Desktop from my Laptop or ping my Laptop from my Desktop. I can get the Laptop to ping itself by using either the IP or Computer Name however I cannot get the Desktop to ping itself using IP or Computer Name. I can't get either computer to recognize the other computer.
I have a Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router. Model is BEFW11S4. I am using the Wireless USB Adapter Model WUSB11 on the Laptop & one of the 4 ports on the back of the router for the desktop. The IP for the Wireless Laptop is 192.168.1.5 & the Wired Desktop is 192.168.1.6. I also have the latest Firmware on the router & Adapter if that matters.
I have the normal Windows Firewall running, but do have the File & Printer Sharing checked in the Exceptions tab on both computers. I also have ZoneAlarm on both computers. I have disabled it completely on both computers as well as the Windows Firewall to see if this would work & still it doesn't.
I am just giving as much information on the specifics of both computers as possible so that you wont have to ask for it.
It shouldn't matter but I have 1 other Desktop that is just using this router for Internet access which isn't going to be networked for File or Printer Resources at this time. I also have a VOIP phone in one of the 4 ports on the router.