laptop can access samba server via ethernet cable but not wireless?
I have a Medion laptop and an homebuilt AMD desktop PC. I have Redhat linux 9 on both the laptop and desktop pc and both of them dual boot with Windows XP. I have both machines connected to a Netgear MR314 wireless router which is connected to a cable modem. The laptop has an ethernet port as well as a wireless 802.11b pcmcia card. I am able to access the internet from both the laptop (via ethernet cable or wireless card) and the desktop pc (via ethernet cable to the router). If I am using an ethernet cable connection between the laptop and the router, I can access the samba shares on the desktop pc. If I connect the laptop to the router via wireless card, I cannot access the samba shares. I cant figure this out. I have shorewall installed on the samba server (desktop pc) because the lokkit iptables firewall that came with redhat did not have an option to allow smb connections. I thought that the network communication from the laptop to the samba server should appear identical to the samba server wether thru ethernet cable or wireless card. I cant figure out why one configuration is allowed to connect and the other refused. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks