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To gain access the router's setup information, on the desktop PC, enter the IP address of the router into your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and check you have not enabled the MAC access list feature.
To find the couture's IP address, enter cmd in the Start => Run box and then enter ipconfig in the Command Prompt window that comes up. The Default Gateway is the router's IP address.
If you use access lists, you need to enter the MAC address of the laptop in the list. To find this, right-click on My Computer, choose the Hardware tab, and click the button to open Device Manager. In Device Manager click the plus sign beside Network adapters and then click on the wireless card to show its Properties page. The MAC address at the bottom of the Advanced tab. The address is string of 12 characters using the numbers 0 to 9 an the letter A to F (hexadecimal, which is base 16), written in pairs separated by colons, such as 00:15:A0:66:14:B1.
If you have wireless encryption enabled, check the type of encryption being used. You are likely to see the old WEP option, which comes in 64- and 128-bit versions, and/or WPA, which also has versions, the best of which is called WPA-PSK, because it is the most secure, but be aware that it may cause problems with older computers that either don't support it at all or that may have bugs.
The WEP security key is a string of hexadecimal characters (0 to 9 and A to F). Each character represents four bits of the key. The key length is 24 bits less than the encryption type, so a 64-bit WEP only uses a key of 40 bits or 10 hexadecimal characters, while 128-bit WEP uses 104 bits or 26 hexadecimal characters.
To avoid typing such a long string, many router manufacturers have added a key-generator feature that generates a long key from a short password. The problem with this feature is that it is not part of the wireless standard, so a given password cannot be guaranteed to generate the same key unless all of the network adapters are of the same make as the router.
A common mistake when setting up a wireless network is to choose to use WEP encryption and then use the key-generator to generate a key. Laptop PCs with built-in adapters usually don't work unless you type in the full 10- or 26-character generated hexadecimal key. If you must use WEP encryption, only use the 128-bit version, because the 64-bit version can easily be cracked by hackers. Enter your own 26-digit hexadecimal key, such as 0123456789ABCDEF01234567890, which just repeats the hexadecimal characters ( the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F), or perhaps a telephone number repeated until it makes 26 characters, such as 78535578535578535578535578. You don't have to use the letters.
Both of your computers are new enough to support WPA-PSK encryption, which is the most secure version, so you should use it. This makes use of a passphrase - a long password that can be made up of several words, which part of the wireless standard, so it should work on any wireless equipment.
If that doesn't fix the problem, try disabling the Norton firewall on the laptop. (A Netgear router can be configured to protect its network. For details about several security features used by Netgear routers see: Security: Comparing NAT, Static Content Filtering, SPI, and Firewalls.) If doing that works, then the Norton firewall is blocking traffic. You can also want to update the router's firmware with an update from the manufacturer's website. The latest European version for your router is V4.01.37.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
The possiable reason for the same is that the account that you are trying to use to access the shared folder does not have a password.
Please apply a password on the account and you would be able to access the folder
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