Thanks for the help in advance. I'm pretty stuck here. In short, I can only access the Shared Storage Manager web page if I'm connected to my router through ethernet. If I'm connected wirelessly, the page never loads and I'm unable to connect via smb.
I have a Macbook Pro running 10.5.x. I have Vista through bootcamp, and it displays the same problem. My router is a Belkin N+ router with 4-port Gigabit ethernet belkin_router. When connected wirelessly, I can ping the MBWE, but I get between 70% and 100% packet loss. When connected through ethernet, it's 0% packet loss. If I try to connect via smb with the Mac, it will sometimes ask for a user/password, and sometimes even connect after 5-10 minutes, but usually just produces an error. If it does connect, I still can't access files or transfer files to the MBWE. As soon as I try to transfer a file, everything hangs and I get disconnected.
A co-worker said that it could be MTU (max transmission unit) differences between the MBWE and the Mac's airport. So I ran some ping tests last night. I have the MBWE in my /etc/hosts file as mybookworld (192.168.2.5). Checked the DHCP list in the router and the IP is correct.
#ping -D -s 1472 mybookworld
So, pinging the device with a larger packet size produces fragmentation. This tells me the max packet size is 1500 (28 bytes for IP header). I run the same ping test, directed at my Macbook pro and get the same results - max packet size through wireless is 1500. Finally, pinging the router produces the same output - max packet size without fragmentation is 1500.
I'm completely stuck. Why can I access the device through ethernet, but not wirelessly? Doesn't it defeat the purpose of having a MBWE if I have to connect to the router through ethernet in order to access the MBWE?
Thanks again for any help. I've exhausted all my knowledge. I will be trying a different router from a friend in the next day or two to see if that solves the problem.