win7/XP file sharing: stopped working on new router
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September 15, 2012, 06:52 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Let's divide the issue. Were you able to share folders during your old wireless router? Then, after router swap, you can't share them? Then most likely if you use WiFi, the router (I'd say firewall in the router) is causing the issue.
If so, try wired connection between the 2PCs via the router.
If it works, then the router blocks WiFi connection from accessing to other device on the LAN.
If you used WPS to setup wifi connection, maybe this is the reason. Because WPS is not a secure method to set up a wireless connection because anyone can connect to the wireless network during the setup phase, however, just giving access only to the Internet to the device prevents vulnerabilities or security issues within the local network.
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