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Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

Q: Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

I just bought 2 brand new laptops, both running Windows 7 Home Premium, both connected via a wireless router. Laptop A is an HP, Dads (mine). Laptop B is a Compaq, sons. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Verified I have ipv6 enabled. Read to turn off firewalls. That seemed to work for mine, laptop A, but my sons, laptop B, still will not see mine. But I see his.

I have ran the troubleshooter on sons, laptop B, and it doesn't detect any problems. Is there anything else I should try? I have left the Homegroup and rejoined on both laptops. Thats when mine (laptop A) started seeing sons (laptop B). But doesn't work when I leave and rejoin on sons.

Why does it have to be so frustrating? Any help or info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you. DadsComputer (Laptop A)

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A: Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

Seems to have fixed problem itself. Love when that happens.

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I've got a LAN with 3 hard-wired computers and 2 laptops. 4 of the machines see one another in the Homegroup, as expected. Then, there's the problem child.

Problem computer can SEE and access each of the other 4 machines. However, none of the other 4 can see or access the Problem computer in the Homegroup. (They can all see it under "network", but have no access.)

Problem computer is W7/32, laptop. The other laptop is W10/64. The other 3 are all W7/64.

I've had the Problem laptop leave, reboot, then rejoin the Homegroup. I've run the troubleshooter from each computer. I've rebooted each machine. No change in behavior.

The one possibility is that the Problem laptop access my network via wifi. The other laptop is docked, and uses an Ethernet connection, just like the other 3 computers.

Problem Laptop is the ONLY machine using wifi.

My router/wifi is an Asus RT-AC68U.

The Problem Laptop has the wifi network set as "home network". All machines have device discovery on, network discovery on, etc.

The odd thing is how the Problem Laptop has total access to all shared resources via Homegroup, but no other Homegroup computer can even see the Problem Laptop.

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Thanks,
Ken

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

A:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
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A:Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

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I'm running a laptop and pc on a wireless ADSL router and haven't had any problems until yesterday. I did an auto-update on my laptop (XP Home) yesterday and now I no longer see my pc (XP Pro) in My Network Places or View Workgroup computers. So, I can't transfer files from my laptop to the pc. The strange thing is that I'm can still see my laptop FROM my pc so I can transfer files going that way.

Thanks for any and all help
RPhox
PC:
Pentium III
256 RAM
Windows XP Pro
Laptop:
HP Pavilion 3105
256 RAM
Window XP Home
 

A:Laptop doesn't see PC while PC sees laptop

I had this same problem 2 weeks ago. I have searched for a reason and could not find one. Mine was just the opposite of yours. My Laptop could see the desktop, but the desktop could not see the laptop. The laptop has WIN/XP Home, while the Desktop has WIN/XP PRO. Just prior to this problem I upgraded my laptops HD, and had to re-install windows. I thought it was a laptop problem but it ended up being the desktops problem. What I did to solve it was to delete my network connection, re-boot and walk thru the Connection wizard to re-install the network connection. Guess what - It all worked just fine. But I could not find or locate a problem on the desktop system. (Thank u again Bill Gates). This was my solution, try it to see if it works.
Storage_Man
 

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Installed 8gb or RAM and the new ssd after clonng old HDD to it, Installed everything put her back together and no screen, no HP and only an erratic fan. what did I do wrong?? Put "old" HDD back in and still nothing. 

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Hello and thanks for being here!!

I have a desktop computer which has a Realtek wireless access point. My Dell lap top will not connect to it!! It sees the AP but it can not connect. When I IPCONFIG and ping it the lap top comes back with an autoconfiguration IP Address of 169.254.206.64.

I have tried it with an unsecured, unfirewalled configuration and visa versa. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless router. No luck.

Any ideas at all?

Thanks

Jim
 

A:laptop sees network can not connect

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting to a particular wireless network with my pc laptop. I can see the router and have very good signal strength, and while the laptop says it is connected, when I try to load any webpages I get a time out error that says the website cannot be found. I followed some instructions I found for using the terminal prompt to get a new IP address, but that didn't help (assuming I did it right.) With the terminal prompt, I was able to ping google.com and had a response right back.

I am able to use this laptop elsewhere to connect to wireless networks all the time--this is the first trouble I've had.

I am using a Dell 5150 laptop with XP SP2, and have tried IE 6 and Firefox. It is a Linksys router. (sudden thought: I connect at home to another router named "linksys"...could this be the problem?) I brought my mac laptop (OSX 10.4) in to see if it could connect to the problem network, but got the same thing: strong signal, immediate connection, good ping, but no websites.

Any ideas?
 

A:laptop sees router but won't load websites

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My primary internal Sata HD (C:/ 500gb) was almost full and I wanted to backup Movies/TV/Music/Videos and Data to another supplemental drive.

I purchased a Sata HD caddy and a second Sata HD drive (E:/ 750gb) SEE PICS 1, 2, 3, that fits my DVD/CD slot on my IBM/Lenovo optical drive slot and xferred everything listed above over.

I then deleted the stored Movies/TV/Music and Videos from my primary drive (C:/ 500gb). I had been accessing this second sata drive(E:/ 750gb) in the optical drive caddy with no problems up until yesterday. Now the second drive in the DVD/CD caddy no longer appears under windows explorer (E:/)! It is as if there is nothing in the caddy. If I replace the caddy with the CD/DVD optical drive SEE PIC 4, it appears in the Device Manager ok, SEE PIC 7, but no longer appears in windows explorer as a device with a drive letter i.e. E:\CD/DVD Ram. SEE PIC 6

How is it that whatever device is in the optical slot (CD/DVD or the 2nd Sata HD) is no longer recognized by Windows 7 Ultimate?

If I start Paragon Partition Manager, under "Volume Explorer" it SEES the 750gb (698.6gb actual) and all of the sub-folders as well! SEE PIC 5

Why/How is it that Windows7/LenovoR500 stopped seeing/recognizing/displaying ANY device in the optical slot?

Thanks in advance for any input, advice or suggestions!

pclaptop23

A:Laptop no longer Sees 2nd Sata Drive!

the last two pics 6 and 7

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So I can't move files from one to the other (or the other way). Up til a couple weeks ago, it was no problem, but after connecting it to my work computer (which didn't recognize it), my computer no longer recognizes it either, nor does my dads.

It's a MyTouch 4G, by the way, from T-Mobile.

Anyone have any suggestions/ideas?

thanks in advance
 

A:Laptop no longer sees MyTouch when connected

Plug it in and check in Disk management to see if it shows up (Right click my computer, manage, Disk Management.) Sometimes removable drives show up without a drive letter. If you see the drive, assign it an available drive letter.
 

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We have a laptop that up until a few week ago could see a P2P small network, now it only see the internet and 2 worksataions. The 3rd has the printer that we need to share. This is the same wired or wireless.

I have done a ipconfig and the IP address is correct. and I have added the IP address of the laptop to the 3rd WS's firewall, Viper. We just updated to Viper and the WS connect to 3rd WS, which has the POS system and runs and shares receipt and barecode printer.

Laptop was doing this fine up until about 2 weeks ago. The connection was becoming sparitic to not working at all.

I need to see the 3rd WS to share the printer at least. The other WS share receipt, barecode and document printer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Jack Privitt
 

A:Laptop only sees 2 of 3 WS and can access Internet, Can not see to share printer.

Start with the basics and work your way down this list. Let us know where you run into issues.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
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I got this laptop in 2014 and it's been up until recently In the past few months I've ran into an issue where it will tell me I'm connected to a wireless network but when I try using anything that needs internet access I get connection errors and so on.  I did a clean install of Windows 10 and that didn't fix it.   I managed to scrape by a little longer by purchasing an external USB adapter and for awhile it worked but besides the internet issues the laptop itself has been slow even with a clean install of Windows.  Now however whether I use the NETGEAR adapter or the built in one same issues.   I've done the following used the restore DVD's that I ordered from HP to try and get it back to Windows 8.1 and after putting it my wifi credentials it freezes on "Next we'll set up your account" screen If I use Windows 10 and I have a flash drive with the creators update on it after I put in my credentials It will act like I have a connection but again nothing can connect using the either adapter.  At least I can get into Windows 10 however.   The wireless network works on phones, tablets and other computers so I know it's not my network.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  

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Dell Inspiron 5100 running windows XP Home, netgear wireless network - Have run Avast, Xsoftspy, spybot and cleaned much garbage out... tried ip congig / all and got NO results (error message said to check with microsoft as this feature wasn't supported!)... friend thinks it's a virus. Cannot re-install XP from original disks - says current version is newer than that on disk - cannot restore as this feature no longer provides a valid restore point - Universal windows boot disk will not repair the problem... about ready to wipe the drive or replace it altogether.. HELP!

Other computers in the house connect with no problems, but the problem machine will not connect even when on a cable...

A:laptop sees wireless network but won't connect to internet

Have you checked in your device manager for conflicts or bad drivers? Specifically, is your wireless card installed and functioning properly? Has this PC ever had access to the internet through this wireless connection?

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This laptop came with a Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi adapter.  (It's still there.)  But the F12 button is permanently amber, and Windows 10 says "We can't find wireless devices" on this computer.  Does that mean the wireless card has failed?  Or does it mean I need a driver?  Or is there something else I'm missing? My model number is: A3F79AVMy firmware version is: F.2E Rev. A Sept. 9, 2016

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This Acer Travelmate 280 was configured by a professional IT company to connect securely to the business network for a company I was part of earlier this year. I am now using it for personal use only, but after moving and setting up a new home cable internet connection, I can't get online. I have another laptop in the house that can connect fine.

Here are the results from an ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : travelmate280
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 8:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-A3-97-F6
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.232.187
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-E2-9E-7F-08
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.168.216
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
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A:Acer laptop won't connect, but still sees wireless and LAN connections

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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My desk top use to see the external HD just fine but all of a sudden it wont anymore. other USB devices work fine but not the HD. my laptop seed my external. I did remove my 300GB drive from an enclosure and put it in another new ultra enclosure because the old enclosure was damaged. i did remove the primary jumper setting that was on it before. is that the reason ? should i put the drive back to master?
 

A:Solved: Laptop sees my External 300gb drive Desktop won't

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Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...
... but the other computer on my homegroup can access it!

I have three computers in my homegroup- a workstation, an older computer running as storage, and a new laptop. All of them are running the same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) and they're all plugged into the same router (physically- not wireless!) For months, my workstation and storage computers have been able read/write data on each others drives as needed- no problem.

I just picked up a new laptop and want it to have the same capabilities. I added my laptop to the homegroup. Immediately, my workstation and storage rig showed the laptop in the windows browser under homegroup. They can read and write anything I've made available on the laptop.

However, that doesn't work going the other way.
My laptop can see the computers in Windows explorer but it cannot access them!
I have a common folder on all of my machines I'm trying to share to- on each computer I have read/write permissions granted to everyone on the homegroup.

I just copied about 30gigs of data from my workstation to my laptop and it worked!
However, trying to put something from my laptop to that workstation (in the same folder the copied content came from) results in a permissions error!

Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...

MAke sure permissions on all 3 machines are set the same. I do not use HomeGroups. What I do is set Permissions for C:\ and all folders using "Everyone" as the main user and control. This rather than Administrator, etc. Works flawlessly for me even wireless.
Just my 2 cents.

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I have a desktop with w7 on it its called Gary-PC (wired connection) i also have a laptop called Gary-pc (wireless) I am trying to get the files off of my desktop to my laptop, i have created a homegroup on both but my desktop does not see any of the groups (my sis has a laptop as well) does the fact that both are called Gary-PC screw up the connection between the 2

A:homegroup desktop to laptop

Hi, check that you have done everything as per this.

Also if you think you have done it correctly, have a look at the other tutorials,
they may help you as well.

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I'm running a 3-station LAN (2 desktops, 1 laptop) all running Win7 and Webroot Internet Security Complete (all software -- system and applications -- is fully up-to-date) through an Apple Airport Express wireless router. My settings are consistent throughout (home network, same workgroup, advanced sharing settings).

The two desktops are members of the same Homegroup. The problem is with the laptop. Even though it accesses the web with no problem, it doesn't see the two desktops and can't ping either of them or the router!

I have administrative rights on all three PCs while my wife has standard rights on her desktop and the laptop.

One strange condition occurs in Windows Explorer where, under the Network heading in the left column, the laptop appears in from both desktop PCs (but won't expand) while neither desktop appears from the laptop.

I'm pretty resourceful and persistent (this condition has existed for several months) but this has me stumped.

Suggestions appreciated!

A:Laptop connects to web but not to Homegroup

Solved! It turns out that the Webroot firewall on the laptop failed to configure itself to recognize the (unusual) address of the Airport Express router (10.0.1.0).

Address changed manually and all is well.

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I have a laptop with win 8.1 and have set up a homegroup. My printer is connected to this laptop. I also have a Vista machine and can access the printer with workgroups. I have a second laptop with 8.1 that was accessing the printer attached to the first machine OK, but today it won't - message is Access denied.

I have been reading the threads and tried all the options I have found - deleted the homegroup and tried setting it up again with no luck. I have disabled the firewall (temporarily). I have checked the registry for IPv6 and all the suggestions on that thread. I have checked the clocks are in sync.

On the second 8.1 laptop, the first machine comes up in Explorer, but is not available, yet Troubleshooting doesn't find anything wrong. When I go into Homegroup I only see Create, not Join.

Any ideas what I can try so I can print?
Thanks

A:Win8.1 laptop can't see the homegroup any more

What Internet Security Software are you running on the machines? Can the computers still see shared devices through Network Sharing.

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Despite being able to connect to a Homegroup containing two wired desktops, a router, and a wireless printer, using it's LAN connection, I can't get the laptop to see the Homegroup just using wifi.

The laptop can still access the internet and printer, but no homegroup.
If I plug in the LAN cable I can see and automatically join the Homegroup.
If I then remove the LAN cable, the wifi then connects to the Homegroup.

If I start the Laptop on wifi only. It can't even see the Homegroup.

This is a new thing, as I had no problems before. The only difference in the laptop now,is a very recent back up restore and update.

TIA

A:Homegroup can't be seen on Laptop with wifi, but can with it's LAN

Hello,

When on your wireless network make sure that the network type is set to home and not public.
Dave

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Hello:

I just connected my Toshiba Satellite L675 wirelessly to my new modem gateway (include router), Motorola SURFboard SBG6580. The laptop has Win 7 Home Premium. My desktop (Win 7 Ultimate) is connected via Ethernet cable to the modem gateway. Both can access the Internet.

I set up a Home local network from the desktop, with a password. Both computers show Homegroup in the Control Panel.

When I click on the laptop Homegroup icon, and then on Join, and I add the password, I get "Incorrect password". The password is *correct*.

What can I do to get around this problem? Thank you in advance for help.

Hans L

A:Can't join laptop to Homegroup

For a test, get rid of the password and see what happens.

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I have 3 computers in my home - 1 desktop and 2 laptops.

When I set up a Homegroup, the desktop and one of the laptops connect just fine.

They are able to share files, steam media, etc... But the other laptop can't join.

It can see the homegroup, but when I run the wizard to join it, it can't connect.

I have already tried all the troubleshooters on all three computers.

All three computers are running a version of Windows 7 x64.

Please help, getting rather frustrated!

A:Laptop Can't Join Homegroup

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check through this to see if it may be able to help.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, my router is connected through a cable to my router and my laptop to the same router through wifi. The problem is in the Network and Sharing Center on my desktop I see it connected to "Network" and on the same page on my laptop I see it connected to "Router Name" then to the internet. Homegroup settings are all identical and both are newly formatted systems. From my understanding the networks don't seem to be the same for either system be able to join a homegroup. Desktop has 64bit Win 7 and laptop has the 32bit. Thank you for any help offered

A:Homegroup: Desktop and Laptop not on same network

Hi Dreaden welcome to Sevenforums.

Firstly, don't sweat the names too much. On my network the connection on my PC connected by Ethernet cable is called "Local Area Connection" and on the girlfriends wireless laptop it's called Dlink2640R (my router)

Obviously, as they are both connected to the same router they are connected to the same network, even if the name is reporting differently. It couldn't possibly be any other way, (unless you have more than 1 router that your not telling us about.)

Are you having problems with the homegroup? Or is it just the name that's bugging you?

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I have a homegroup with two hard-wired desktops and one laptop on a wireless connection. Also networked is a WDTV media player with a WD Passport attached. Until today all the three computers were able to see the Passport, but suddenly the laptop cannot see it. I have recently downloaded some software that was challenged by AVG and I rejected it but it seemed to install a whole bunch of network TAP's. I have deleted them through control panel but still I cannot see the Passport on the laptop, although the others still can!

Any ideas?

One other thing baffles me. The hard-wired computers say they are connected to Network 2 but the laptop says just the router name. That's been the case for as long as I remember so I don't think this is part of the problem.

Windows 7, HP Pavilion, (rebooted a dozen times), TP Link router (also rebooted several times, to no effect).

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Have one laptop running Windows 7 Build 7100.
And a netbook also running Windows 7 Build 7100.

On the laptop I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
On the netbook I am running Avira anti-virus (although this problem existed when there was no anti-virus program installed).

I created a homegroup on the laptop and shared all folders.
I then joined this homegroup from the netbook (and shared all folders there too).
So under homegroup on either machine, I now see the other computer's name.

If I click on that name it brings up the libraries- documents, music, pictures, videos.
But if I click on any of them, nothing happens. If I right click, then properties it says 'the properties for this item are not available'.

Something seems to be preventing the machines from sharing these files properly.
I have tried looking in Kaspersky but can't see what might be 'untrusted' that I should mark 'trusted'.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Homegroup was the main reason I installed Windows 7 on the netbook!

A:Can't get laptop and netbook linked via Homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 01steven


Have one laptop running Windows 7 Build 7100.
And a netbook also running Windows 7 Build 7100.

On the laptop I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
On the netbook I am running Avira anti-virus (although this problem existed when there was no anti-virus program installed).

I created a homegroup on the laptop and shared all folders.
I then joined this homegroup from the netbook (and shared all folders there too).
So under homegroup on either machine, I now see the other computer's name.

If I click on that name it brings up the libraries- documents, music, pictures, videos.
But if I click on any of them, nothing happens. If I right click, then properties it says 'the properties for this item are not available'.

Something seems to be preventing the machines from sharing these files properly.
I have tried looking in Kaspersky but can't see what might be 'untrusted' that I should mark 'trusted'.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Homegroup was the main reason I installed Windows 7 on the netbook!


01steven; Each computer may require the same name (and password) user account. Then look through your advanced sharing settings in the Network and sharing center and see if they are the same in both computers. Then try some different settings and see if that helps?

Robert

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I did some messing around with my new laptop: creating a workgroup, transferring some files, deleting administrator account... So I had to reformat it. The problem is that now every time I power up my reformatted laptop it asks other computers in the network to join the old homegroup from before... I tried creating a new homegroup on the laptop but the other computers still see the old one first. I tried to join another homegroup with the laptop but I keep getting errors. So something, somewhere on the laptop is still actively broadcasting the formatted homegroup in my network, but I have no idea what or how to delete it.

I tried deleting all files in C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking but it doesn't seem to do anything...

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I have 4 laptops, LT01, LT02, LT03, and LT04 running Windows 7 64 bit.

All 4 laptops are visible (and inter-operable) with standard network.

However, 1 laptop, LT02, is not visible in HomeGroup on LT01, LT03, LT04.

Whereas LT01, LT03, LT04 are visible in HomeGroup on LT2.

Granted its not a real show-stopper for me but it is very irritating.

Done all the obvious thinks like setting up HomeGroup on LT02 and then joining the common HomeGroup.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

A:HomeGroups - 1 Laptop not visible on HomeGroup

You might want to try going through the Homegroup trouble shooter first.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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The 8.1 laptop says it detects the homegroup and prompts me to join it. I go thru the steps, including the correct password. Then, after a minute or so of looking, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on this network. I can't find anything wrong. All the settings seem to be correctly set. What am I doing wrong?

A:My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC

Firewall possibly causing it.

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Hi again :)

This one is puzzling me alot :/ I cant seem to get the homegroup working between my desktop and my laptop (both running Windows 7 HE SP1). I create the homegroup with my desktop and used the password provided to connect to it on my laptop. It says they are connected. I can access my laptops libraries on my desktop, but if i try to use my laptop to access the desktops libraries i see this:

I have tried disabling the firewall (Avg) on both computers.. Id also like to add that the desktop computer does not always show up in the network.. it is very inconsistent.. I have no clue what is going on!
Any help?!?
Thanks
Labarr15

A:Laptop wont work with homegroup

Well start with what it lists there first. Particularity the network location. Also, if you have Windows firewall up try disabling it as well.

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In my home, I had my Windows 7 Professional PC and Laptop networked by someone a year ago who at the time said he was setting up a WorkGroup instead of a HomeGroup. Over time, that stopped working for some reason.

Then another guy came out and re-did the network. Said he preferred HomeGroup. I have no idea how this is actually configured at this point due to my limited experience with networks.

BIG Issue: After the revised setup, my desktop SSD takes much longer to boot up than the original configuration. And now, 4 weeks later, my laptop can't connect again.

Can you help?

1. This a wired network. Wireless is intentionally disabled (I hope.)
2. ISP is AT&T Uverse.
3. Cable connection
4. Router: 2Wire i38HG
5. Emsisoft Internet Security

Network Path to Laptop not found message
Advanced Sharing Settings
Basic Drives and Network Image

If my ipConfig is needed, please let me know. (And is that safe to provide?)

A:Laptop Can't Connect to HomeGroup? WorkGroup?

Detective work: I can tell this started on Nov. 28 at around 7:00pm, because that's when my local backup to an external drive stopped working.

Looked in the Event Viewer and found too much stuff. Here's what I thought might be relevant:
Event Viewer Dhpc-Client Errors
Numerous DNS Client Event warnings:
Name resolution for the name isatap.gateway.2wire.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name Bodhi-pc.gateway.2wire.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

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I have a Hp Envy 15 running windows 8

I have joined a homegroup but as of this morning I am unable to access any of the shared files or re-join the homegroup.

every time I try i keep getting the same errors

1. Unable to join a homegroup
--> (run troubleshooter)
---> Network related issues
----> CMD (admin) Ipconfig/ release & renew
same issue...

not sure what else to do or why this keeps re-occurring

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Hello--

I have a desktop PC running Win7 Ultimate x64 and a Netgear WPN824 v3 wireless router. I also have a Sony Vaio laptop running Win7 Home Premium x64. The laptop is connected to the Internet via the wifi network, but I can not for the life of me connect it to the HomeGroup, which I created on the desktop. I have read every forum and Internet tutorial on fixing this issue to no avail.

The weird thing is, it was previously working -- until about a month ago, when I had to to a hard reset on the router because it was having issues. I changed the name of the wireless network and updated all my devices to connect to it, and everything is connected, but the laptop just won't see the HomeGroup. The PC, on the other hand, CAN see the laptop, but it can not actually connect to it or see any of its files.

Any suggestions to fix this problem would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop won't connect to HomeGroup over wifi

Hello Mister Clemens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is only happening over WiFi, double check using step 3 in the tutorial below to make sure that you have Enable Wireless Isolation unchecked in your Netgear router settings. If checked, it blocks wireless connections from seeing any other connection on the router.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi , Can you guys tell me what "Homegroup" Is and why does it keep showing itself up on my desktop with out me knowing its going to load on start up ? 
 
Sometimes its there and sometimes its not !
 
Last time i booted up , one of my Text documents was hard to read on my desktop cause something was behind it and the Icon name was hard to read considering the "Homegroup" Icon was right behind the Text Document !
 
I dragged the text Icon down to see what it was and a "Homegroup" was there ? 
 
What is this and do i need it? 
 
Thanks !

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I personally hate the Homegroup. I would like to remove my laptop from it and was wondering if I do so will I be able to hook my computer up to my laptop?

Thanks.

A:Hook up to printer after leaving homegroup to laptop

If you mean by continueing to share files? Then yes, just enable network sharing. And Map Network Drive

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My desktop is set up for a homegroup in windows 10. When I try to set up my laptop it reads " detected a homegroup" and there is a join tab. When the join tab is clicked it states that a homegroup is not detected. The laptop is set up on the network so what is the problem?

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Problem is as stated, and I swear I have just about tried everything.

Our network is pretty simple, our internet goes into our Modem/Router, which we have our main computer hooked up to, and then we have a second Wireless Router connected to that giving me wifi access to the internet.

I have also had a good read of this link and tried everything as stated in there to no avail: Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

There was one thing I saw within these forums I have tried but HAVEN'T succeeded in doing, there was a mention of accessing C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and clear all the files from within that folder, but when I get to \localService I seem to be looking at everything that's inside my documents I THINK, well at the very least I don't see \AppData.

Now interestingly enough I do have internet connectivity going to the laptop, but when I go into the network tab within computer I can only see the laptop computer itself and not the other computer, the same goes for looking at the same screen on the desktop computer, can't see the laptop computer.

Now I have isolated the problem and it is definitely the wireless router, as I have gotten out an ethernet cable and hooked the laptop up directly to the Modem/Router and both computers can be seen on the network diagram screen. The firewall inside the router is turned off too, and so is the firewall on the laptop, the firewall on the desktop isn'... Read more

A:Can't connect to homegroup via wireless router on laptop.

Well I thought and would go that little step further and draw our network diagram in a nifty simulation program called "Cisco Packet Tracer".

Now for those who haven't used/had much to do with packet tracer, with the DSL Modem packet tracer only has 1 Ethernet port and 1 phone line connection, rather than 4 Ethernet ports for connecting things on a wired network like you would see on most everyday modem/routers hence why there is an "imaginary cable link between wireless router and modem router".

Hope that helps.

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The Windows 8.1 laptop says there is a homegroup on my network, which I started on my Windows 7 PC. I go thru the join now process and use the correct password, then after a minute or so, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on the network. How can I connect?

A:My Windows 8.1 laptop can't join my Windows7 homegroup.

Try this tool from Microsoft to fix your homegroups settings if you haven't tried the homegroup troubleshooter already:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9755488

Also make sure you have a good network connection (wired in if possible) when trying to troubleshoot your homegroup issues or access the homegroup until you get it back to work. Wireless networks are exposed to interference and low signal means low speeds which could cause the network to not detect the homegroup device is the device becomes unreacheable.

Try this tool and give us feed back.

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I bought a brand new HP Pavilion G6 1201TX laptop. Went to my friend's home and tried connecting to his wireless connection by supplying the network key but it says that "Windows was unable to connect to the network".

Logically it should work..right??

Then later another friend of mine told me that I have to first create a homegroup or something from Network and Sharing Center before attempting to connect to any wireless network. What's all this?

Please help me
 

A:Do I need to create a homegroup something to use wireless internet on my new laptop

Homegroups are for a special type of file and printer sharing only among Windows 7 computers. They have nothing to do with actual network access.

Are you sure that your (first) friend is not locking you out with MAC Address filtering? What kind of encryption? If he/she is willing try first to connect w/o encryption.
 

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Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks

A:How to backup laptop to desktop external drive via homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stuart253


Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks


Depends on the app you plan to use. I personally would use Acronis as it is bulletproof, and easy to use.

With Acronis you create a schedule of what you want backed up and then where you want the destination.
Its that easy
Ken J

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Modem = sb5100
Wireless Router = Dlink 601

I think the issue is the network name for some reason is NETWORK 3 on my desktop but on my laptop it's something else, my laptop can create a homegroup but my desktop cannot.

It's weird, my desktop cannot create not join my laptop homegroup but my laptop can create it just can't join my desktop so it's a desktop issue and I think it's the multiple network names after you set up a network and it asked you if this is public or home I created like 3 of them since my wifi routers kept on going bad.

A:Create a homegroup hangs on desktop but works fine of laptop

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Hi
On my desktop PC I run Win 7 Premium 64bit and I also have a new Dell XPS 16 with Win 7 64 bit Professional laptop connected to a homegroup with the desktop using wireless wi.fi. It works perfectly. I need to add an HP laptop to the homegroup network with a wireless connection. Connection to the homegroup is fine but the HP, running Vista, cannot connect to the internet. The HP laptop has no need to share files or anything on the homegroup except maybe the printer, once in a while. The homegroup has excellent access to the internet, the HP has access to the homegroup but no access to the internet.
IP and DNS servers are set at "Automatically connect.."
Router is a Billion 7800N with latest firmware.
The desktop is in my home office, the Dell in the family room (about 30' one wall) the HP is in an adjacent bedroom (about 20' with two walls). The dell works superbly in that bedroom.
Core two quad 2.8 Ghz (Q6600_ 9600GT GPU
I cannot sort this one out.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Vista Laptop connects to Win7 homegroup but not to internet.

Does the HP connect OK with a cable connection

what firewall / security suite are you using - HPs usually come with a demo of Norton , if you are not using that , then lets remove it as it can cause blocking issues - see removal tool below

can we see the following

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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

Note:
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I thought mine was a simple goal - to be able to easily swap files from my desktop to my laptop. Windows help & support link sang of Homegroups that provided the access I desired easily and effortlessly. The reality has been quite the contrary. What I thought would take minutes is stretching into days and I'm going quite mad....oh yes, quite mad indeed. ::insert creepy, maniacal laughter here::
I've googled gaggles, read many a tale of frustration and woe, but have yet to see a solution. So, I've come here. I know providing details and specs is crucial, so I'll do my best to try to include all the settings and buzz words I've heard throughout my searches.

OS: Desktop - Windows 7 Professional 64bit; Laptop - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Connection type (as stated in topic): Desktop - wired; Laptop - wifi
Router: Belkin N1 F5D8231-4 v.3000
Network adaptor: Desktop - Realtek RTL8168D/8111D; Laptop - Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205
I believe I have them both connected to same workgroup. I changed the name from the generic "WORKGROUP" on both machines (to the same name) because I thought it might mitigate potential interference from rommie's machines, but I've seen no indication that they are actually connected in any way. Neither machine shows up under network in the other's explorer.

Both machines designate a single active network as a home network. Also, under Local Area Connection properties, both machines have the following details listed:
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A:Difficulties connecting desktop(wired) & laptop(wifi) via Homegroup

I am assuming that you can access the interwebs on both machines.

the ping tests you've done, I assume you've starred the last octet out for some reason rather than post them. NB a 192.168.x.x address is private address class, which is just accessible within your LAN and is therefore secure.
the results from the ping looks like it's being blocked by something, Either windows or a third party firewall or your shared wifi router...

how are you getting your IP addresses ? from the IPconfig it's not conclusive, if you add the switch /all to the end of the ipconfig command you will get a bit more information. anyhow, if you've manually entered the IP addresses then maybe the ip address for your desktop machine is already in use on the network....

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Okay, here is the sort version. I have 3 laptop hard drives that I wanted to access and purchased an IDE USB device to do so.

Two of the 3 were recognized under the "my computer" icon as a seperate hard drive, and I was able to interact with them just fine. The last one is a different story.

The hard drive powers up, I can hear it spinning. Windows recognizes it in the device manager as the "fugitsu" hard drive and model number. It is also recognized under the USB section of the Device Manager as a "mass storage Device"

The problem is, there is no icon under my computer to access the drive.

I checked the manufatures website for trouble shooting and fAQ's to no avail. I also tried the laptoprepairguys website, and somebody else had a similar problem with no follow up. I also tried to use command line prompt to access the drive, and wasnt able to find it.
Since it is being read in the device manager, i am assuming there has GOT to be a way to get into it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a bunch of old files on here i want to extract. Any help is greaty appreciated.
 

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