7 Starter - server connection on wireless not on wired??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by oshunluvr, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. oshunluvr

    oshunluvr New Member

    Nov 20, 2009
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    I am not a windows user (usually) but my daughter has a new netbook that came with windows 7 32-bit starter version. We access the internet and a home server (linux) through our home network.

    Her wireless connection works fine to access the internet and the server files via samba no problem.

    I wanted to transfer a large amount of files (50gb) to her netbook from the server so I decided to use the wired (gigabit) connection for speed. Oddly, the server and several other computers on the network that could be "seen" using her wireless adapter disappear when I switched to the wired adapter.

    Is this a purposeful crippling of the starter version or should I be looking for some other settings?

    On XP you had the "bridge" which always worked well for my purposes but I can't find that either.

    Anyone here have any ideas?

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