21-03-2017 10:40 AM
Hi. I have been with BT Broadband for about 8 years or so and only changed as vodafone offered a much cheaper deal.
The basic internet functions work OK on all devices, however my wireless laptop will not communicate with my wired desktop. I could have live with that problem, although not great, if it wasn't for the fact that my printer is connected to the desktop and therefore I am unable to print from my laptop. This was never a problem with my previous internet provider.
Reading various post on the forum, I conclude that the vodafone router will not perform networking functions between wire and wireless connections and obviously needs improvement with a decent firmware upgrade.
Could the Tech team please give and indication when this upgrade will occur or have I misread the situation and there is a fix that I can perform.
ps. I have tried only using the 2.4 GHZ frequency and various other suggestions but all to no avail.
21-03-2017 02:13 PM
In the 18 months, that we have had out VF Connect router we have had no problems with devices talking to each other connected to the network regardless of wired or Wi-Fi connections. Makes me wonder if there is an issue with the hardware in later iterations of the router.
21-03-2017 04:04 PM
The printer is not a wireless printer but is connected to the desktop computer through a USB drive.
What use to happen was that the laptop connected though the home network to the wired desktop and the instruction to print was passed onto the printer.
Unfortunately that is now not happening, any ideas would be welcome to sort this problem.
21-03-2017 05:01 PM
Thank you laviscus, you are right I was using a Windows homegoup and I didn't realize that IPv6 doesn't work with the Vodafone router.
At least now I can try something else.
Thanks for your help.
21-03-2017 06:21 PM
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