I am glad you are making progress, albeit at snail's pace
The problem at this time seems to be the Master Browser seems to be in a sleepy mood and that is why probably your Computers are not waking up in the Network folder of the 'new kid in the block' -your laptop. This is my best guess.
Tell me if you have any "Third Party Firewall
" [ =any firewall other than Windows firewall] in any of the other PC especially the worst offenders like Norton,McAfee etc? If so disable them
and use only Windows Firewall
until you setup your Wireless Home Network
Since you got a Deafault Gateway
address, you can go to Thomson Gateway Web Interface
to make configuration changes
or restart your Wireless network
If no one has created a login name and password already ( that is why I was asking about Admin) you can do the following:
- Launch Internet Explorer browser.
- Delete whatever in the address bar including http:// and type in 184.108.40.206 [that is your gateway address] and press ENTER
- Thomson Gateway Web Interface will pop up a login window.
- Try Administrator as Login name and leave the Password box blank like
- Login name [ Administrator]
- Password [ ]
- Press [ENTER ]
Read all the tabs on that Dialog box. Most likely there should be LAN configuration
and Wireless/Wifi/ WLAN Configuration
tab and hopefully some side line instruction about checking the network status
etc. Since I have not worked with this brand name you will have to figure out or ask their tech support as to how to configure.
I know you are very near to seeing all your networked Computers.
Just try a little harder and don't give up at this stage
Read thru' the entire troubleshoot Q & A on this thread and it will begin to make sense to you now more than before. Printing it out to keep by the side is a better option. Your choice