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I cannot access my LAN from my newly installed Network Adapter.

I have a LAN with 4 hard wired devices connected to it (three workstations and one networked printer). I wanted to free up one of the hard wire ports on my AT&T router so I purchased a Dynex USB Network Adapter and installed it. I have no problem accessing the internet but I no longer can see any of the other computers or the printer on the Local Area Network.

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  • kroupa57 Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks for all the suggestions on how to resolve my problem of my computers not seeing each other on my LAN. I finally resolved the problem - it turned out to be that the networked printer had grabbed the same IP address that had been assigned to one of my workstations. So I accessed the IP address on the workstation and changed the IP address to resolve the duplicate IP addresses. Thanks again for helping me think deeper into this problem and get it resolved.

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Check for any firewall that were installed with the new NIC card. Also ensure that you are still on the same network as your printers and other devices. You can check the IP address of your computer by opening a command prompt and typing ipconfig. To open a command prompt click start and then run. Then type cmd. Do this both on your computer that can not see the printer and other devices and from one of the computers that can see the printer. The IP's should be similar. For example they should both start with 192.168.xxx.xxx or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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    Christian Goforth Dec 26, 2008

    I am very happy it all worked out for you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know.

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