Wireless Vs Ethernet - Weird Issues!
by johnsprice - 3/12/12 3:00 PM
I have a home network.
The Router is a Actiontec DSL modem/router/switch provided by Qwest. Connected are two laptops, two PCs and an access point out in my garage. These five devices connect to the Actiontec via a wireless connection all provided with IPs through DHCP.
Connected also is a Seagate GoFlex Home 2TB NAS. It also has an IP that is provided by DHCP. The only difference is that is it directly connected to the Actiontec by an a CAT5 Ethernet cable.
All of the devices have an IP in the 192.168.0.x subnet. They are also all in the same workgroup.
Any PC or Laptop on the network connected wirelessly can not see the Seagate NAS. If I change the PC or laptop to an Ethernet connection it is seen. Also, no matter what I use as a connection the the Actiontec, I can see the other PCs or Laptops in the network. I can only see the Seagate NAS if I connect using a CAT5.
Anyone have any idea why this device hides from the wireless LAN connections?
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