New router prevents access to shared folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a home Windows LAN with 5 Windows 7 & Windows 10 systems. When I changed to a new router (from Netgear to Pepwave Soho), naturally the new router assigned a different range if IP addresses to the 5 systems.

    With the new router, I had internet access for all systems. In the network folder of each system, I could see the computer name of the other 4 systems. However, I no longer had access to the shared folders on each system. Even changing the IP range on the new Pepwave router to a range similar to that on the old Netgear router did not help. Any suggestions from the experts would be appreciated.

    Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:08 PM

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  • If you ping the computers from a command prompt does that address match? The reason I ask is that  I have seen machines I can see in network then give not found when opening. Due to the dns lookup append a .local to the address looking that up on the dns server that returns a search engine address not the machine address.
    Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:33 PM