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Wireless W7/Vista Homegroup sharing network suddenly doesnt work

Q: Wireless W7/Vista Homegroup sharing network suddenly doesnt work

I have a wireless network setup comprising of a Windows 7 desktop and a Vista laptop

Everything worked fine but I suddenly have found that my computer sharing network setup is no longer working.

When I try to access my Desktop PC from my laptop the Desktop Computer PC icon shows,but when I click on it I get a message
?Windows cannot access Desktop Windows has sent the request to the DNS server and that name was unknown"

When I try to access the laptop from my Desktop?s Windows7 (control panel>network sharing center) the Laptop icon no longer shows as it did previously.
Any suggestions on what is wrong and how to fix the problem greatly appreciated!

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A: Wireless W7/Vista Homegroup sharing network suddenly doesnt work

If all computers on your network are using Windows 7 you need to use a Homegroup.

If you have computers with earlier versions of Windows on your network, all the computers need to be in a Workgroup.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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Hello, i have sucessfully networked two pc's, and they share files and everything. The ping each other fine.

BUT, they dont share the internet even though its eneabled on the HOST (broadband) and the SLAVE does nothing.

I have unblocked the ports and everything! eh! internet explorer or firefox doesnt work.

PC 1 HOST Broadband (DSL) wireless card:

Gateway: None


Gateway: None

A:Right, Network and File Sharing work, Internet doesnt?!? (ADHOC)

If you set the gateway setting on your second pc to then that may get it going.

Hope that helps. Rik.

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this is my first post here and I tried browsing for similar errors, but didn't find anything like this. Hope I can find some help here.

I have Windows 7 (64 bit) on Samsung RV520 - it's a new laptop, I got it about 5 weeks ago. The problem is that after the computer wakes up from sleep mode, the Internet connection is lost and the Network and Sharing Center is not responding at all. Sometimes it does not detect any networks (neither the cable one nor the wifi connection), sometimes it recognizes them but gives "cannot connect" message, sometimes it says I'm connected, but nothing Internet-related works anyway. Either way, every time my laptop goes into sleep mode and I want to access Internet, I have to restart the system, and well.. this is rather annoying.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the source of the problem and what can I do about it? It's not about the Intenet provider, since on the roommate's laptop all the connections work perfectly fine.

Thanks a lot for any suggestions!

A:Network and Sharing Center doesnt't work after sleep mode

Try setting the Power option for the Wireless Adapter to Maximum Performance to prevent the internet connection from being lost.

Control Panel, Power Options.
Click on Change plan settings net to Balanced (Recommended).
Click on Change advanced power settings.
Expand Wireless Adapter Settings.
Expand Power Saving Mode.
Click on Setting: and chose Maximum Performance.
Click Apply.

Reboot and see what happens the next time toe computer goes to sleep.

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Hi all,
I have a problem with my wireless network. I am running Windows XP home on my laptop(IBM thinkpad R51). I want to create an adhoc wireless network so that I can access internet from my netbook. I do not have any external wireless adapter.

So I installed the wireless adapter driver for 2200BG, then I right click on the wireless network, and I created an adhoc network, with open and no password, my firewall is also disabled. After I click ok, there is still a red cross next to the wireless network. On my netbook I can see the name of the adhoc network I created. When I clikc to connect to it, on my laptop, the wireless network starts to aquire IP address. Then it says 'connected' . However, there are only a few packets being sent , none received. So I cant use the internet on my netbook.

Please help , I have spent over 10 hours over this issue, trying every troublesooting from many websites, but nothing has worked..

Awaiting ....

A:Wireless network doesnt work, please help

bump.. please help........

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I recently bought an Acer that mounts Vista and Intel Wireless.
When I work with a regular dsl cable the internet works, with wireless it doesnt.
I have tried everything from the forums, including upgrading the card's firmware, giving it a static IP, resetting the router, going into the registry as suggested...there doesnt seem to be a solution. I get the signal fine, it's just not connecting to anything. I tried pinging with intel's diagnostics and the DHCP server gives me no answer...
Can anyone help? Im about to chuck this thing out the window...

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Ive just installed Windows Vista on my girlfriends Dell Inspiron 1300
and the wireless wont work, it says it cant find any networks in range
even though its broadcast... I managed to get it on by inserting the LAN,
fiddling about in Network Connections (been on for 4 hours now) then the
1st time I removed the LAN the wireless connection failed then the 2nd time
i removed it it worked great but as soon as i plugged that LAN cable into the
2nd laptop (where the LAN is normally) the wireless (on laptop1) reported
limited..or no connection and wouldnt work....

Now I cant get the wireless working, even if I broadcast it with no security
OR insert the LAN and mess around... It now reports no wireless in range
tho im right next to it (1.5 meters away) and the wireless card is installed
and enabled...???

Does anyone know what this is? its a Dell 1370 Internal WiFi running on VISTAs
own software/drivers for it (downloaded dell vista drivers but had to restore
vista after installing as it was constantly reading the hard-drive ????

All i ever read about is people wishing that VISTA never came on there 'new'
PC cos it just wont work right with anything...

UPDATE: have got it working again.. this time i just left it and it eventually connected,
I have removed the LAN and its still on, Iam now going to restart the laptop (without
turning on laptop no.2) to see if still works.. if it does. great, but ive a feeling that
it will go off when i turn on no.2 with LAN in...

Any hel... Read more

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i have a toshiba satellie pro laptop and i have installed a linksys wireless g network card in the laptops pcmcia slot, the internet works fine for about 5-10 minutes but then it cuts out and you cant get back onto the internet without restarting the computer, i have downloaded the latest drivers but i don't understand why it doesnt seem to work with windows. It works fine when wired to the internet, it just doesnt seem to work wirelessly! I cant seem to understand it anyone know what to do with this, spent 2 days messing with it and ive got nowhere so far! HELP!!!!!

A:Windows xp doesnt seem to work with linksys wireless g pcmcia network card

What access point are you using?

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I want to setup my network to play x-link kai and go to the step that it need to turn on the wireless sharing and I can't change for some lesson and then I do some thing wrong I said The IP of my computer is the same as other or some thing like that then I change the IP and I come back to the Network connection the I found out that my sharing tab is disappeared Can any body help my please
Sorry for my broken english

A:Help me please about vista wireless network sharing

anybody help?

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I'm using Dell laptop with Vista. it has Wireless lan network card. I use mobile network as my default connection (not wired, not local area connection).
I'm trying to make my laptop to be an accesss point for my nintendo DS using
ad-hoc function.

I create ad-hoc network, name it, set wep password (or even no pass), and when I finish, there should be a button ,,Turn On internet sharing''. But it's not there. I turn on nintendo DS, I see that network, full connection, but when I try to connect, it fails.

I think the problem is that i'm using mobile network, not wired connection.
I tried to bridge connections, but I cant bridge my mobile network with wireless (it's only possible with Local area connection). Please help me.

P.S. my IPconfig /all

Tunnel adapter Vietinio tinklo (LAN) rysys* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{23F5BCAF-8B96-42CE-9B61-1C0613995

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Vietinio tinklo (LAN) rysys* 8:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{23F5BCAF-8B96-42CE-9B61-1C0613995

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
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A:Vista , wireless network sharing

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Have home network, 3 desktops, internet through wireless router hooked to windows XP via cables, other two pc's are wireless, new gateway pc has printer that i want other two pc's to be able to print on, i have allowed sharing, verified that all are using same workgroup name, i do have other pc seeing the vista pc but when i double click to see items shared says access not allowed, see system administrator, path not found, on the vista it shows connected to network, printer shared, so i am completely at a loss, anyone able to help, that has had this problem. thank you in advance for any help

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Just getting my knickers in a twist about File Sharing through a Wireless router between 2 vista computers

Is there an online resource that explains it for idiots - even a video

Does there have to be a Vista log on password for both computers - one computer has one, and the other doesn't


A:Wireless Network File Sharing in Vista

Create a password on each machine, the default is to inhibit file sharing with no password.

You can run control userpasswords2 from a command prompt to automate the login to the desktop if that's your reason for not having passwords.

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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.

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Hello everyone!
So yesterday, my laptop simply decided to stop connecting to my wireless network. I'm at a loss as to why and what to do. All other devices in my house are getting a perfect signal from the network but my computer either can't find it, or only has 1 green bar and says it cannot connect. I've tried a system restore, I've tried to troubleshoot on my computer and can't figure it out. The weird thing is it is picking up other wireless signals fine (like my neighbors, ect) but just not my home one. Again, it was working one minute, then simply stopped working and hasn't been able to connect at all.


A:Solved: My Dell Inpiron (Vista) suddenly can't connect to my wireless network?

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At first a big hello to all ! I am satyam and this is my first post in this forum.
I have been using windows 7 pto and xp pro on my laptop and desktop respectively. It was connected in same network from very beginning. I was in same workgroup. But as I reformatted my laptop cpl of days back I needed to connect it again with my xp desktop. since then I am not able to do so. Have been tried almost everything. I am in a same workgroup also have run the network wizard from xp. But nothing working..

But just few hours ago i uninstalled few drivers (IPv6 related , not sure) while trying to connect from device manager... need help badly.. can someone help me out??

Edit: neither xp or 7 can show my network place...

A:Suddenly cannot connect to my network PCs in same homegroup

Hi satyam,

Please compare your current configurations from this Tutorial.

Disable any Firewall or Security Software for now, until you resolved the issue.

Verify that Netbios is enabled on both computers.

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heyo all. I have a small problem. Up until a week ago my computer ran pretty much anything as far as games go. crysis, far cry 2, fallout 3, WoW, Grid anything. But then it started freezing and stuttering.

For example crysis now freezes 5 seconds after starting and just makes that annoying audio sound programs make when they freeze. Wow loads and then goes into some kind of loop where it works for 5 seconds and then resets its self and goes through the same 5 seconds. Unreal tournament, fallout 3, Jericho, dead space all do the same (freeze and stutter). My computer has gone from perfect to me wanting to smash it.

I downloaded the latest drivers and direct x but still nothing please help.

I am running
8800 GTX Nvidia card with latest drivers
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme music sound card
windows XP media centre
4G of ram

also i downloaded an update for wow about 5 days before this started happening.

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hi, i have two win7 systems (laptop and home-server) as well as some mac osx systems. i want to share 2x 500gb harddrives in my home-server with every other pc in my network.
So i joined the same homegroup as my win7 laptop, i changed to windows sharing options so everything is enabled (and no password sharing) and then i right clicked the harddrive -> share -> allow everything for everybody -> apply

on my laptop i see the harddriver but when i click on it says i dont have the permission. i can acess the public folder tho..

the other way (so sharing my laptops harddrive) works fine and i did the same thing.

any ideas ?


A:sharing doesnt work

I have the same problem. I'm sure it's a firewall problem I just never fixed it. Do you have Norton?

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I'm sure this has been asked a bajillion times, but I can't make heads nor tails out of the information I've read so far on this subject. (One forum suggested using 2 routers and disabling DHCP one one of them and all this other stuff. That one really hurt my tired head)
I know minor bits and pieces of networking, so hear me out.

Wireless DSL modem (Broadcom ADSL Modem/Router all in one) hardwired to Vista32 bit machine.
XP Machine w/D-Link USB Wireless adapter. (Using the D-Link wireless connection software, not the Windows Wireless Network connection manager)
Nothing going on in Workgroups XP machine except that it used to be on a wired network so it has shared folders set up.
All I want to do is use the wireless connection and access the Vista machine from the XP machine so I can get my music off the Vista comp.
I can't figure out the Vista file sharing stuff in Network and Sharing center, too many options, too unsure of what they do.
Neither computer shows up in the other's network. How do I make them see each other?
The "Broadcom ADSL router" does show up under My Network Places on the XP machine, but that's as far as it goes.
In case it matters, in the wireless connection manager for the D-Link USB wireless adapter on the XP machine it shows Network Type:Infrastructure, not AdHoc.

A:Solved: A million times.... Network folder sharing over Wireless Vista &XP

Never mind, I'm just a moron. I figured it out in like .25 seconds.

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Okay, i'm new hear, and i've got a bunch of questions, they all really relate to the same thing:

My computer is running Windows 7 build 7100
My Brother's computer is aswell

We are both connected wirelessly to our Router/Modem (Livebox), and we are both connected to the same Homegroup (i finally managed to get them show up in Explorer), and we are both connected to WORKGROUP, as is my Dad (Vista) and our other PC (XP, wired to livebox for printer sharing).

So, i was trying to get the "Play To" feature in WMP to work with my brother and my computer, but it doesnt seem to work.

a) On my computer i can't select "Allow Remote control of my player" though i can on my Bro"s

b) In "Media Streaming Options" and "Show devices on Local Network"(default i can't see my brothers computer, and on his he can't see mine. (This is obviously the problem), but if i select "Show devices on all networks" we can see each others computers.
For some reason though, we can see our mums Kodak Photo Frame thing, and "Media Programs on this PC..."

c) In WMP on both our computers we cant see each others computers in the HomeGroup even though all media is shared, so we have to go and look in Explorer "Homegroup" - "XXX-PC" - Music
Please Help Me, and if you need more info on what i'm trying to get at, just ask and i will give it.

A:HomeGroup, Play To, Network Sharing???

Hi BLgled

There is a good bit of info on the winSupersite at .....


Unfortunately I'm getting a server busy at the moment but you may be luckier

See if that helps, if not post back and we'll see if we can help further

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I've been all over these boards finding little bits of help for the issue I am having, but no solution. I've tried pretty much everything.

I have TWO PC's on my network. Since I like Star Wars I named one Ziost, and the other Mandalore. I have turned on Network Discovery on both machines in the Advanced Sharing Settings. I have both machines also set to "Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)".

I have looked through all the services recommended by others to make sure they are running. They are on both machines.

I have both machines joined to a homegroup, however Ziost was unable to create a homegroup. The error message simply just said the homegroup could not be created on that machine. So I created the homegroup on Mandalore. No problem, it created just fine and spit out a password. Ziost was able to see the homegroup and join it just fine with the password given out.

I can access Mandalores folders FROM Ziost. And on Ziost I can see Madalore in the Network in Windows Explorer.

However, on Mandalore, it says I'm in a homegroup, but there are no PC's in the homegroup. And Mandalore cannot see Ziost in the Network section of Windows Explorer.

I thought it could be the default firewall settings. But on both machines the firewall settings are identical.

What can I be missing that would allow Ziost to see (and even map a network drive) everything on Mandalore, but then not vice versa? Mandalore is my main, newer PC, so I'm trying to k... Read more

A:Network Sharing and Homegroup issue

did you happen to use the easy transfer wiz to migrate your files and settings from a previous build?

Are both pcs using different 7 builds?

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This is probably quite simple but I will ask anyway.

I live in a shared house so I don't want all my folders shared willy nilly on the network.

I would however like to share folders between my laptop (windows 7) and my tablet (windows 10)

I have created a workgroup and joined both (I'm assuming this will mean that anyone not in the same workgroup won't be able to see anything) but I can't find a way to share a folder from laptop to "TABLET/USER" I can only pick local users.

Am I going about this totally wrong?

I'd like to share between just these two devices and make sure no one else can see my stuff


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I have a group of 8 computers, connected to a homegroup network. I have admin rights on all the computers.

Is it possible to share a file or folder only to a particular computer?

I want to collect the daily work report from the other 7 pc's. But they should not see what other people are sharing.

Also, by default the USER folder (i.e. downloads, desktop, etc). How can I turn off the sharing of a particular folder, say downloads?

I googled about the homegroup sharing, but I did not succeed in finding what I wanted.

Any help is really appreciated.


A:Sharing to a particular host in a homegroup network.

Hmm, I don't use a homegroup so not sure if this may help you.

Since you are admin on all machines (should work as long as you supply an authenticated admin credentials), you can try an administrative share:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type:
\\nameofpc\c$\<folder location>

d$ if it is on d, etc.
ip of comp if nameofpc won't work

See if this would help you

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Hi, I have searched but not found much with what I want to set up. I currently have a wireless connection to the internet for my PC and Laptop. What I would like to do is setup a private LAN with an old router to use but be able to keep the desktop connected to both WiFi and this LAN.

The only way I have managed to do so so far is by manually setting the IP address for the LAN (disable DHCP, change IP address etc) and assigning the LAN IP address manually to my desktop/laptop, leaving the gateway fields blank. I have noticed that doing this makes my network "Unknown" to Windows 7, which then forces it into Public mode, and disables Homegroup.

Is there a way for me to accomplish what I want?
Is pretty much how I want it to work. The desktop has two NICs, the laptop does not, so I realize the laptop would be a one-or-the-other scenario.

A:Network Sharing / Homegroup on private LAN

Daft question, why do you need two routers? Is your Laptop connected wirelessly? If so then your desktop should be accessible from your Laptop if you have File Sharing enabled, what O.S. is your Laptop? if it's running 7 just add it to your Homegroup.
I have two Laptops both running 7 both connect Wirelessly to the Net and to my Main Desktop which is wired to the Router.

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hello. I didnt change anything with program but when i came home yesterday it wouldnt recieve email. i got this error message:

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'mail.comcast.net', Server: 'mail.comcast.net', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '+OK', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

what happend? please help.

A:my outlook express suddenly doesnt work!

Well, it could be a server problem, a network problem, or a long period of inactivity. Try rebooting. If that doesn't work, try again an hour or so later. If it doesn't work by tomorrow, call Comcast to report a server or network problem.

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Plz. help, i have a notebook that i recovered almost everything on except the problem stated. I had originally deleted every partition and started with nothing. I am running out of ideas. Is there some download i can run so the drive recognizes blue ray movies again. Samsung NP_R480_JAB1US Thank you

A:Blue-ray player suddenly doesnt work

Go to the notebook manufacturers site and download them from there. Support SAMSUNG

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I have an issue with homegroup sharing. I have been to countless sites with no solution. The point I want to make...is I had it all working fine...then I "moved" 1 computer ( I have an ASUS RT-N66U Off my modem....Computer #1 was connected to this through ethernet cable....Computer #2 was connected to this through wireless...and #3 is connected by Ehternet cable to a Linksys WRT54G2 which is connected by cable to the RT-N66U) Sharing was fine between all computers until I moved #1 out to the garage for a while and connected it to the WRT54G2 via cable.....then my home group went to ****...sharing gone....I get the no network path error. I moved #1 back in the house and re-established my original set-up. I have left and re-created homegroups numerous times....I un-shared and re-shared my folders. What I have now is...all 3 have joined homegroup....all 3 show up in the network. #1 only sees #2 in the homegroup...and cannot access the shared folders on #2 and #3. #2 sees no computers in the homegroup...but can access the shared folders on #1 and #3 by selecting them through the network field. #3 sees none in homegroup, and cannot access any shared folders. #1 running Win 8.1....2 & 3 are running Win 7. I did run across the one PC that would not start media streaming service....I resolved this issue....then discovered that under media streaming sharing options the other pc's were not listed under the private network....but the publ... Read more

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Hello. I am running Windows 7 and yesterday my wife bought an HP 3512 printer. It has wireless capabilities, so she thought it would be nice to be able to print from other computers or tablets or phones in our house.

I originally had issues even getting it to connect via wireless but it is now connected to my router, has an IP address, and if I log into my router, I see its connection. The printer works fine if I have it plugged in via USB. But as soon as I unplug the cable, the printer goes offline. Now, I assumed that by wireless printer, that meant I would not even need it hooked up to my desktop. Maybe I am wrong on that though.

But my main issue is I cannot get the printer shared with the homegroup. If I run the printer troubleshooting, it even tells me that the printer is not shared with the homegroup and I should try to have it shard as administrator. So I click that box then it tells me it found but could not fix the issue. It's still not shared. If I go to the printer, go to properties, then sharing, if I try to click share and apply changes, I get an error saying "printer settings could not be saved. error code (0x0000000001) or something. It simply will not go onto the homegroup.

So question one would be.. how do I do this? If I add it to the homegroup to be shared, would that allow me to move the printer off of my desk and unplug the USB and still be able to print?

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A:Homegroup issues with sharing a network printer

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I edited a screenshot from Google Images to specifically show what I'm missing.

I want that icon back, I had it before. Does anyone know how to restore it?

Here's how everything looks right now:

I'm a perfectionist, so yeah, when I'm missing even the tiniest thing, it annoys me.

Any help would be appreciated. c:

A:Missing Homegroup Icon in Network and Sharing Center

Fixed it by leaving and rejoining the HomeGroup, which removed an extra user that kept showing up in the HomeGroup.

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i bought my new hp dv2945se laptop from bestbuy last night last night my wireless network did fine now this morning it will not work it has the X over my wireless connection i right click on it and click connect to a network my network is not on there then i click on diagnose why windows can find any additional networks then it says the wireless windows service is not on so i click start windows wireless service then it says windows cannot resolve the problem please contact your network administrator or isp

A:Cant Get Vista Wireless Network To Work

this is the first time ive ever used vista

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running Xp with sp2 installed WZC disabled using linksys adapter software with Buffalo wireless router 5 PCs (4 wired, 1 wireless)

So my problem is that all 5 computer are sharing files the 4 that are wired can see everything that is shared, but mines the wireless one cant see any files that are shared but i can access them by typing it in the address bar "\\PC name\name of folder shared". How can i make the folders shared to show up instead of having to type the path into the address bar??

A:Sharing between Wired/Wireless Doesnt Show up

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3 days ago, access through my laptop on my home network to my main pc suddenly stopped working. i installed and changed nothing, as a result i wiped both the laptop and pc and reinstalled Win 7 Enterprise and Win 7 Ultimate respectively and i am still getting the " you do not have permission to access ---" i have taken ownershp, turned off password enabled sharing etc to fix this and nothing has worked. the only clue i have is that it may actually be an issue with the shared drive (storage) as viewing the shared drive over the network, the properties of the drive show up as 0 bytes/files.

Has anyone encountered this before?


A:Homegroup and file sharing stopped working over home network

Can't map a network drive on Windows 7 (it used to work) error: 0x80070035 "network path not found"

Following their first line of questions there. My first question would have to be regarding system security on these two pc's.

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hi there,

i am currently using a Toshiba M60-144 laptop

i have just currently reinstalled windows and i have been searching around for updated drivers. (i have no idea what drivers were installed before)
for my sound card i have downloaded Realtek AC97 soundcard driver

Both sound and microphone was perfectly fine for about 5min then suddenly the mic doesnt work anymore... there is still sound but i just cant get the microphone working

i have tried testing the mic on another laptop and it was worked perfectly fine

can anybody help???

i have tried going into Control Panel and sound --- there is advance option for the speakers but no advance option for the microphone

i was wondering is there such thing as compatible or alternative soundcard drivers i could try???
the last resort would be buying another soundcard...
i have had this problem for about 3 days and it is driving me mad!

thank you in advance

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I've been using the same network configuration for about 4 years now and everything usually works fine. I have 3 desktops in my home as well as a laptop that all share the same internet. I recently replaced my old gaming rig (which is where the modem+router is located at). This new rig works came with vista and ever since then my network has been screwy. All other computers in the house other than mine cannot connect to the network. In fact, the network named "WLAN" doesn't even show up in the list of networks. The only networks listed under the list are the networks of my neighbors.

What's weird about this problem is that all the other computers can connect to the network when the gaming rig is OFF, but not when it's ON.

Built Gaming Rig=Vista
2 Dell Laptops=XP
HP Laptop=Vista

I am using cox high-speed internet (cable) with a belkin router.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Cannot get wireless home network to work with vista!

All machines are connected directly to the routers switch ports?

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I have had a problem for a long time where my ADSL usb modem says limited or no connectivity and on clicking "repair" recieve the error "Unable to renew ip address" (although the internet seems to work fine). However the other day I ran a program called winsockfix to try and sort this problem out. System restore was unfortunately turned off at the time and since running the program suddenly my e-mail program won't work anymore (Eudora) it just says "cannot find host" when trying to download messages. This is annoying enough but the MAJOR problem is that now the internet sharing over my network of two computers both running XP suddenly doesn't work. The host computer (which I ran winsockfix on) is still connecting to the internet as normal (except for the aforementioned email problem) but the other computer although an icon pops saying "internet connection found" no webpages will load and I cannot sign into msn messenger. I have got no idea what to do can anyone please help me? Thanks.

A:Internet sharing suddenly won't work

Run an "ipconfig /all" at a command prompt and post the results. That will give us a much better idea of what's going on with the IP addresses, gateway address, subnet mask, etc.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 41659 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 14579 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Nestos , Not Applicable, LXAJL0X031734074722500
Antivirus: None

Hi. I have a problem with my wireless connection. The tab under network connections does NOT show wireless connection. This happened after I reinstalled winxp. I installed the wireless driver but it did not work. I can only connect to the internet using the wired connection. What should I do?

A:Laptop doesnt show wireless network connection under network connections

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Laptop is not seeing desktop network and therefore will not allow to join homegroup; please advise how to resolve.

A:Wireless network and homegroup

Is your laptop accessing the internet? Are you going through a router?

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I'm a total newbie on homenet in Windows 7 and windows 8, so please bear with me on this.

Earlier I had a Windows 7 "main-PC", and a small (very small) PC running 24/7 with WinXP. With that my network drives worked fine from Windows 7. I could read the drive on the XP, but not the other way. That was OK.

I then got a Windows 8 pro x64 upgrade licens, so I upgraded my Windows XP to Windows 8 Pro, thinking that home-network now just run without problems. What a mistake

At first I tried to create a homegroup on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Some services did not run, so I checked your guide to create a home group Homegroup - Create. That was not possible as I first had to change the language in my Windows from danish to english, and after that try to find the services the guide need.

Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication is not on my servicelist, so I don't know what to do. In settings of homegroup, I can mark the things I want to share (pics, music aso), and then save the setting. But next time I look at this page, I share nothing again. It does not start sharing anything. At the Windows 8 PC I have joined the homegroup and typed the password got from Win7-PC. It claim to be connected to the home group, but no other computer is to be seen. The same in the Win7-PC. It also claim to be connected to the same homegroup, but no other computer is to be seen. Homegroup was created witn win7, and homegroup was joine... Read more

A:homegroup not work - network drive can't remember - please help

Can anybody help me to what service must be running to remember Username and password for a network-drive? After reboot, my Windows 7 can't connect to my networkdrive without I have to reenter username.
Home-group is given up, so only network-drive has interest right now.

Please, share some gold-ideas.

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I have a problem with Win7 Homegroups. I have a combination of a wired and wireless network consisting of 2 desktop PC's, 2 laptops and 2 netbooks. I have configured all of these machine to operate under a homegroup through the wired network but when I try
to connect the laptops and netbooks, all I get in Explorer is that there are no homegroups available. Plugging in the wired connection fixes the problem but I need to have these laptops / netbooks be able to access the homegroup over wifi.
All PC's can access the internet both through wired and wifi connections through a Linksys WAG320N router. The laptops are Dell XPS M1210 and Inspiron 1520. The netbooks are both Lenovo S10E.
All PC's have been checked to be in the Home network using the same workgroup and running DHCP. I have turned off the firewall of one of the Lenovo's but this didn't fix the problem. The Homegroup troubleshooter can also not determine any problem. 
Obviously, I'm missing something still but I can't see it. Any help would be great.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

A:Homegroup not working with wireless network

Hi Jagade,
It seems to be working now for some reason. I had reset the router before but a second reset seems to have fixed it. I am thinking the router may need replacing in the near future as it occasionally loses wifi for no reason.
Thanks for the advice

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596476 MB, Free - 547627 MB; D: Total - 14000 MB, Free - 7272 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

I have a combined wireless router/modem Netgear Model#B90-755025-15 which I bought from AT&T which provides my naked DSL Internet connection and a Magicjack-Plus unit for phone service (which we love). I NEVER disconnect the cables, power A/C adapter unit or the Canon MX439 wireless printer/fax/scanner/copier, USB cable from my laptop.

My Problem: When my kids & grandkids were here they connected their laptops to my Homegroup Network but when they tried to print wirelessly from the other room ... they couldn't. When I went to my Control Panel, Network, Homegroup, there under Shared items there was a check mark for Printers. I always thought that this meant other users on my Homegroup Network could remotely access my wireless printer. Apparently I'm wrong in my assumption. When my kids tried to wirelessly access my printer they got a message, The printer is not connected.
What do I need to do to make my wireless printer accessible to others when they are in another room?? Thanks, John
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A:Add Wireless Printer To Homegroup Network

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I have 3 Windows 7 (Home Premium 64 bit) machines on a peer to peer network. I have an accounting package that stores the files on one machine (I?ll call it Box1). On the another machine (Box2) I have mapped the data files on Box1 as \\Box1\datafiles (Z. Everything?s been working fine for several months until yesterday afternoon when the lights flickered. My monitor flickered also but Box2 wasn?t affected as best I could see. Nobody was around Box1 at that time, but when they came in this morning, it was off (we normally leave them on all night) and they got the ?not properly shut down? message and selected ?Start Windows Normally?. Later when I tried to start the accounting app (from Box2), I got an error message saying it couldn?t connect to the data location. The network and all three computers show in Explorer. So does the mapped drive (with a big red X). When I try to look at Box1 it asks for a Network Password, and has the user account Box2\Box2. I?ve tried every password anybody in the building (3 of us) has ever used on anything, and nothing works. When I select ?use another account? and enter Box1?s owner?s login (owner1) and password there is a note under the password box that says ?Domain: Box2? and after I click OK it asks for the Network Password again, but then has the user account of Box2\owner1. I shared a folder on the 3rd computer (Box3) (access to ?everyone?) and Box2 can see the machine and some public folders but the others say I don?t have permissi... Read more

A:Network sharing suddenly asks for username and password

I would run chkdsk /r to correct any possible file system errors on Box1 then do a System Restore to before the power flicker, see if that resolves it.

If you can't boot normally, see if you can boot to Safe Mode and run chkdsk from there:Boot to Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key when the computer first starts booting, as soon as you see the manufacturers logo. Continue to press it every second or so until you get the Windows Advanced Options menu.
Select Safe Mode using the arrow key on your keyboard and press Enter.
Login as Administrator (no password unless you added one. If so, enter that password).
Open My Computer.
Right click on drive: and select Properties (drive: is your boot drive, usually C:)
Click on the Tools tab then the Check now button.
Check the Automatically fix File System errors box.

Alternatively, you can click on Start then Run, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter.

For your boot drive (usually C:), you will get a window that says the check could not be performed ....
Do you want to schedule this disk check to run the next time you restart the computer?
Click on Yes.

Shutdown and reboot. Chkdsk will start. It can take an hour or more to run depending on the size of your hard drive.

Be patient and let it complete undisturbed.

If that doesn't fix it then run System File Checker:

For Vista and Windows 7 only:Click on Start, type command prompt.
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Hi there.

I have 2 computers and the networking and homegroup between them was fine (could share files, print remotely, etc).

Then I decided to change the name on one of them and everything has got very screwed up and I desperately need help! (I believe the homegroup problem emanates from the network problem)

If we say the original PC that created the homegroup was called OLDNAME and I wanted to make it NEWNAME. Then I went to the other PC and found that now nothing worked. So, rather than play with everything, I went back to the original and renamed it OLDNAME again... but alas, this didn't fix things. (Yes, I did do reboots after the renames).

The strange thing now is that when I try to connect to the homegroup from the second PC it says there is a homegroup managed by "name" on NEWNAME (even though the name is OLDNAME again) and whatever I do, this doesn't change. If I try to join it, after about a minute it comes back and says it can't connect.

To access files from PC2 to OLDNAME, I have had to change all the permissions individually to be able to see them. If I try to print I'm told that the active directory domain server can't be accessed.

All this is down to a simple change of computer name that screwed something and doesn't want to go back to the way it was.

A beer or two for anyone who can help me fix this!


Brian Cleveland

A:Changed Computer Name and now Network and HomeGroup doesn't work

To fix the Homegroup permission problems you might try leaving the Homegroup from both machines and then create a new one. Changing the computer name will break the Homegroup sharing permissions so this may be the only actual problem you have so it might be worth while to try doing this first.
Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Create

Changing the computer or User name can cause problems with file associations which aren't very easy to fix. Besides changing the User name you would also need to change the account's user profile folder name in C:\Users, the link below shows you how. This may not apply in your case.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

If you can't leave the Homegroup there is a way to fix it.

The fix for this problem seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Once everything at peer Networking Grouping is running you may also need to do this...

Start the Task Manager
Click on the service Tab
Find the "HomeGroupProvider"
and then stop the service.

You may need to go back into services and enable Peernetworking again after the fix. Don't forget to restart all machines making the adjustments.

If you don't want to go through all that I would suggest you use the system restore feature to go back to a point in time to before the changes were made. System Restore

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Dear,Since I didn't upgrade my OS during the free upgrade period from win7 to win10, I reinstalled completely my laptop few days ago and currently I have windows 10 education edition (free edition from university). Some of the drivers were already installed with the windows 10, some of them got installed during the windows update. After I have checked the Device Manager, there is still Unknown Device and the Device Instance Path is (ACPI\HPQ0004\2&DABA3FF&0), so when I googled it turned out that is something connected with the HP Quick Launch Buttons driver. I installed the latest version of the HP Quick Launch Buttons (sp55150) and my wireless connection button is still not working. The strange thing is that all of the other F buttons are working without any problems (brightness, sound, help button, display button etc.) and also the wireless button when pressed, changes the color from white to orange and other way as well. It is very annoying that I can't set it done, after many times installing and reinstalling the driver.I also tried to download the wireless button driver (sp77545) but I somehow can't install it since I am getting the error message 1722 the whole time. Also tried all the Microsoft recomendation solutions but none of them worked.Please help me somehow because it is very annoying and also not good from HP side that not all of the drivers are updated for the Windows 10.Thank you in advance and I hope there is other solution than everything I have trie... Read more

A:Wireless button F12 doesnt work

Hi: The driver you need for the 0004 is not the quick launch buttons but this one... This package provides the HP 3D DriveGuard software for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. HP 3D DriveGuard protects the hard drive by "parking the heads" if the notebook is accidentally dropped or is abruptly impacted by another object.   ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64144.exe Perhaps you weren't aware that HP does not support your notebook for W8, W8.1 or W10. Since they don't support your model series for W10, they don't provide any driver support for W10. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282 Your model doesn't need the wireless button driver for the F12 key to work because unless you have an unknown device in the device manager with a hardware ID of ACPI\HPQ6001, the hardware doesn't exist. You have a problem with the wireless card not being compatible with W10, and it is not working--even though the driver may be installed.     

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Hi i have a major problem and i dont know what it is or how to fix it

Whenever my main PC is turned on, i get no signal from the wireless, like i cannot use my phone or laptop on the internet

i use an [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]ethernet[/COLOR][/COLOR] cable which is direclty connected to my main PC

my windows is also window XP and my modem model is TG782T

only if my pc is turned off the wireless works

A:Wireless doesnt work when main PC is on

Does it make a difference whether the main PC is connected to the modem/router?

Are the modem/router and main PC plugged into the same electrical circuit?

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2 PCs running windows xp home
1 PC running windows xp laptop
1 MAC running OS X leopard

working great one day (after problem solved via a previous discussion thread!), suddenly, the network stopped showing up/working/allowing permissions on any of the computers.
EXAMPLE of ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JEANNE-DT
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cinci.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D4-C8-97-63

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cinci.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-70-A3-6F-81
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:51:59
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A:file sharing home network suddenly stopped working

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ok so i have a wireless and keyboard set, recently i was fiddling aorund with some settings with the mouse, i dont know if this has to do with it

but my wireless mouse no longer works, but the keyboard does, the reciever flashes but the mouse nevr connects even when ive pressed reset on both,and ive uninstalled the mouse in device manager and reinstalled but nothing.


using vista

A:wireless mouse doesnt work keyboard does.

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hello ok so I got this sony vaio on january of 2008 its been working fine until last week the vaio runs on vista the page appears as cannot display page and im connected to my wireless network fine then i called sony to see if they could help but they said everything had to be deleted because it may have a virus

please help me

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I have just recieved my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens, amilo, Li1718) back from repair(replaced hard disc). Everythng works fine except the wireless shortcut key on the keyboard, and i cannot switch my wireless on AT ALL!


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