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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
It turned out finally that there is a bug in the modem-router firmware. (It was a Thomson Speedtouch 585 version 5.) Effectively it was doing client isolation, but accidentally and randomly, with no setting to modify the behaviour available. A few others had observed the same problem but because it is such a old router there's no firmware update to fix it. Replacing it with a new router fixed the problem.
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
@artistoex By LAN-WLAN bridge I presume you mean the NAT? There are no configurable NAT settings in the router other than port forwarding, which I don't use. Anyway, I'm looking for a reason that the Vista machine should have trouble with wireless, when it works wired and the MacBook works both ways.
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
@harrymc Wired and wireless are on the same subnet. In any case, it's just the Vista laptop that has the problem.
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
The other option is 'Public'. I just tried it and it is no great surprise to see that it made no difference, given that this setting has the same affect for a wireless and a wired connection.
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
@harrymc If it does, it must be discriminating between the MacBook and the Vista laptop for the MacBook to be unaffected. Nevertheless, I will check.
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
@harrymc Yes, it makes no difference. Note also what I wrote about the website I set up on the MacBook. Also note what I said about using a wired connection.
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revised Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
Wired Ethernet works
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
Thanks for the suggest. Yeah, it's set to Private already (what I think you meant by 'Home').
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comment Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
@BenWest Good suggestion. The NAS does have a log, but unfortunately it isn't showing any error or warning. I get "CIFS client [Rachel] from [RACHELS-LAPTOP(IP:192,168,1,66)] accessed the shared folder [shared]." This is the same message I see when the MacBook accesses it (via CIFS if I choose that rather than AFP). But one can open the contained folders and the other can't. There are similar unhelpful logs for FTP access. Sadly no log for HTTP access.
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