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    WLAN partition

    This is a discussion on WLAN partition within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have just got my Western Digital "My Book World" 2GB drive and I am now setting it up on ...

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      WLAN partition

      I have just got my Western Digital "My Book World" 2GB drive and I am now setting it up on my network

      The network comprises an Acer Aspire 5920g laptop, an Advent 4211B netbook, a Lexmark S620 network printer, a black Sky router (DG934G?) and my My Book World NAS drive. The OS is Windows 7 on both computers.

      The backup software that came with the drive warned me, on odd occasions, that it was not compatible with Windows 7 so I bought the premium version which, so I am told, is compatible.

      After removing the basic backup software I installed the premium software on my Acer Aspire and created the necessary backup programs for that drive

      After asking WD about the use of this software on two computers I have been given a special link to use with the Advent and I am in the process of installing the Premium software.

      I have one strange anomaly between the two computers.

      If I open "Control Panel/Network and Sharing Centre/Full Map" on either of the two computers I see a map which contains all five items (2 computers, printer, NAS and router).

      If I open "Computer/Network" on the Acer I can see the Acer laptop and the NAS drive with its mapped components and the USB drive that is attached to the NAS BUT not the Advent.

      If I open "Computer/Network" on the Advent I see only the Advent Netbook despite the fact that all the other components of the network are shown in the Control panel.

      Obviously I have a weired problem with the Advent but I have no idea where to start - any help would be appreciated.

      I have found out that if there is a "WLAN Partition" then this will not allow the two computers to talk to each other.

      Can a WLAN Partition be setup/disabled on this Sky router and, if so, how can it be done?

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      Re: WLAN partition

      Check under the Wireless settings in the router and make sure that 'Wireless Isolation' is not ticked. These prevents wireless attached machines seeing each other.

      I think the term WLAN Partition is used by some manufacturers to refer to the Isolation option.


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