I have a home network consisting of the following:
Router A - Linksys WRT54GL with broadband Internet for LAN clients, located in my bedroom, connected by ethernet cable to Primary PC, DHCP enabled
Primary PC - obtains dynamic IP from Router A, also exclusive broadband connection ONLY for this PC using 2nd network adapter
Router B - Linksys WRT54GS, located in my den on the ground floor, obtains static IP from Router A through ethernet cable, DHCP disabled
Laptop I - located in den, connects wirelessly to Router B, obtains IP through DHCP
The issue is:
Laptop I doesn't seem to be able to ping Primary PC, despite the fact that (1) they are on the same IP regime (2) same subnet (3) same workgroup. I need to transfer files from Primary PC to Laptop I but they just don't detect each other in Network Places, despite enabling Shared Folders.
What am I doing wrong? Is it the connection between the two routers? Should I enable DHCP in Router B?