|Gremmi should contact Nextgenhacker101, I'm sure he'd be able to find the problem.|
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meme wrote:The source of the problem will most likely be related to how your internet security suite(on the laptop) is configured, how each of the network device's firewall profiles are configured(on iMac, Laptop, etc), or how Windows also has separate network profiles for each adapter (public/guest, private/business or home network since Vista), and also if you have special connection manager software pre-installed on your laptop(eg Thinkpad, HP, Vaio, Dells tend to) that replaces windows' default zero config service for wireless.
When you move rooms, I suspect you are either being automatically handed over to adhoc wifi (or bluetooth connection) with the iMac, which is causing the Windows or security suite firewall rules to change, or causing the connection manager or windows network profile rules to change, or that you are talking to a different SSID configuration on your router(if it supports multiple SSIDs), which will change all the routing rules.
You can disable wifi on mac to rule out adhoc, you can turn off multiple SSIDs in the router, and provided you have virus scanned recently(and emptied internet history, cleared cookie cache) and have your router firewall enabled correctly, you can disable all the software firewalls and internet security suite temporarily to rule them out. I'd also delete all the wifi profiles on the iMac and all the wifi profiles on the laptop and reconfigure them from scratch on the laptop.
Make sure when setting up set the laptop wifi, you set it to “access point only”(to disallow adhoc on windows), and turn off the bluetooth in the laptop and mac.
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|Sounds odd. The fact you used fixed ip addresses and can ping excludes most of the above suggestions. Does the Mac do quality control on network shares, just point blank refuse to even show up unless it can maintain a good enough connection to stream over? That's the kind of backward "usefulness" I can imagine them doing.|