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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 ...
- 09-10-10, 04:36 PM #1
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?
- 09-10-10, 09:15 PM #2
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.