- October 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm #29045
Hi,I am a *reasonably* IT literate person - but I have hit a brick wall with this one.I have a nice little Zyxel P600-series router that has been working perfectly connecting 3 pcs (1 x vista , 1 x XP, 1 x Win7), a network printer & an HP Media Vault.Then I bought an iphone & wanted to be able to wirelessly connect in the office. Not having the correct password for either wireless access, or indeed to get into the router itself, I contacted the manufacturer & they suggested I restore it to factory settings in order to gain access into it.I reset it on Friday & after a nailbiting few minutes in the router menus I had what I thougth was a fully working network. HOWEVER, this isnt the case (as my husband pointed out this morning).I have all 3 computers talking to each other & to the web - email, etc all coming through fine.BUT the network printer & the media vault have disappeared. I have tried uninstalling the printer & reinstalling - worked for 10 minutes & then stopped again. I have tried re mapping the network drives to the MediaVault - the network cant see it at all.I switched the routers firewall off - no change (so i switched it back on again)After a fair amount of research, I concluded that ip addresses were the problem, so I started to fiddle with those......then I lost touch with the router & had to reset it again.As the only thing that changed on my network was the router configuration - I assume that it must hold the key, but I am at the limit of my knowledge - if anyone has any ideas I would be most grateful.October 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm #33071
Hi thereBecause you have touched all the settings now. It will get too hard to trace the problem for me. It really looks like you cannot expect it all to fall into place again and therefore you need to set it up again...this is what I am thinking. I mean by unplugging and uninstalling it all. Then starting with the point of plugging the router into the computer to configure it.Did you set this up yourself? This sounds like a computer freaks house...(bit like mine, whole place is networked)Also is the network computer a normal printer or a wireless network printer?
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