There is a setting under the firewalling menu that says "Same node clients firewalled". Set this to NO. NOTE- in a live mesh, set up this way, your clients will have access to each others shares (not good!).
> Thanks for all of the tips. I changed the router to allocate > 192.168.1.x > addresses and everything sprang into life. > Is it possible to transfer files between desktop (hard wired to > router) and > laptop (connected via meshbox, which is hard wired to the router)? > Both laptop and desktop are using XP Pro, I can ping desktop from > laptop but > I can't ping laptop from desktop. > Any tips gratefully welcomed.
From a remote client you should be able to access windows file shares on the lan segment where your gateway node is connected by typing the ip address into the address bar as indicated below: So if your desktop has the address 192.168.1.23 on the client device you put into the address bar of internet explorer.
Then hit enter. You should then get prompted for your windows share password. You should be able to map a drive of the directory/share you want for reconnection on reboot. One thing to watch out for is your wireless node having the same ip range as the gateway on its ethernet segment. If you have this then change the "Wired Local" setting for any non gateway nodes to avoid a subnet conflict. Alternatively change the lan segment range that the gateway node is connected to.
> Thanks for all of the tips. I changed the router to allocate 192.168.1.x > addresses and everything sprang into life. > Is it possible to transfer files between desktop (hard wired to router) and > laptop (connected via meshbox, which is hard wired to the router)? > Both laptop and desktop are using XP Pro, I can ping desktop from laptop > but I can't ping laptop from desktop.
That has done the trick. I can now transfer files from shared directories on the desktop to the wireless laptop. I can't get it to work the other way round. (i.e. wireless laptop to wired desktop) but I don't need to do that at the moment anyway.
Kenny, Jon's solution works whether I have "Same node clients firewalled" set to yes or no. So I have turned this back to yes. I presume this protects the shares on wireless clients only. I am now getting a signal all over the house, haven't ventured outside yet, but I suspect the next step will be a more powerful antenna. Any tips appreciated.