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Q: Connecting to workgroup with 7 Home

At our office we have mostly XP computers, with a Vista laptop, 3 7 Pro and a Windows Home Server. All the computers communicate fine, except the 7 Home laptop. It can only see the 7 Pro computers and the Vista machine. It can ping all the other computers, but they will not show up in the network neighborhood. When I tried to map the server shares, it didn't work despite being able to see it under the "Other Devices".

The 7 Home laptop has network discovery turned on and all the XP clients have LLTD installed.

I can't figure out why the 7 Pro machines are having no problem, and all the computers can see the 7 Home laptop. Any help is appreciated.

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A: Connecting to workgroup with 7 Home

I have had a similar problem and have found the following to help:

Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Option > Double-click ‘Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level’

Under the Local Security Setting’s tab choose ‘Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated’.

Reboot.

do this on all machines in the workgroup

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We have two Acer Aspire laptops: 7740G (Main-laptop, ML) and 7739Z (Hobby-laptop, HL)
Both laptops had Windows 7 and were converted to Windows 10. Have now the same version 1803
Both laptops are wireless connected via our in-house Wi-Fi browser.
Laptop ML shows in the Windows-explorer under 'Network' both: ML and HL
Laptop HL shows in the windows-explorer under 'Network' sometimes only HL and sometimes both HL and ML.
This happens, for me, randomly.
Since the laptops are nearly the same, what can be wrong in the HL laptop?
Please give me a simple answer with a step-by-step solution, if possible.
Hans Visser

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Hi,

I have a computer that won't connect to the workgroup. It is set up to the workgroup. But when I go to network connections. It says cannot connect to workgroup.

If I map a drive to another pc using the computer name it wont connect, but if I use the Ip address it connects fine??

Any ideas

Please help
 

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Hi guys,

I have bought a 2 new dell pc's and they are working fine. I have set them up in the same way and set them up to the same workgroup, but one of them cannot connect to the workgroup. Does anyone know why this is?

The pc's are running windows XP.

Thanks
 

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I have searched for this problem and have not found quite like this.
I have a large network on a LAN and I thought I would check to see if I could see some of the other machines on the network that were also using the same workgroup. This workgroup is called "WORKGROUP". The last time, I had time to check this I could see a number of machines on the network. However, when I went to check it on Friday, I received an error saying that I did not sufficient privileges to access this service and to contact the administrator of the network.
I then hooked up a laptop to the network and received the same message.
So I went to a different part of the network went to try again and received the same message.
All machines are running Windows XP Pro. Like I said the last time I checked this it was working and I had acturally used the network to transfer files from one computer to another through file sharing.
I cannot determine what would have created this error at this time.
 

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i have upgraded my laptop to windows 7 home premium 64 bit and i am having problems with connecting to the workgroup/sharing network thing , all the other computers are using xp and i was wondering if there was anyway to connect to this network because its annoying to have to take a memory stick to the computer in the other room when i want to print something.

also im sure it has worked before with windows 7 at some point, but it definatly worked with vista, im pretty sure its just cos of windows 7's new sharing homegroup thing

im not a computer genius so any help is appreaciated.

dan

A:connecting to a workgroup with windows7?

i just found that the workgroup name is wrong so guess then question is how do i change it ?
sorry for being a noob lol :D


EDIT___________________________________________________
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erm i found out how to do it so like it might be fixed now lool :S

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I have a Windows XP Dell Dimension 3000 desk top and I lost my connection to the workgroup I have with three other laptops that have VISTA. I can't seem to re-connect. I tried changing the computer name as indicated in the Microsoft help area. I've connected before and don't know why I can't connect now.

I am using the desktop now to write this, so obviously I am connected to the internet. I am using the same router for all four computers.

My firewall is turned off on all computers as we are behind a router.

I'd appreciate the help of anyone who understands networking.

bob
 

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We have an xp workgroup called Privaat, now i installed windows Xp but i cant figure out how to change my windows 7 PC's workgroup to match and connect to all the other computers.

I see my brothers windows 7 pc but none of the Xp Computers on the network.

We sometimes get it to work but it would be so much easyer if i can ondly change the workgroup and get my drives shared to it. There are always issues of the xp computers not being able to see ours either.

help!

A:trouble connecting to our xp workgroup from windows7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Grapicwizzard


We have an xp workgroup called Privaat, now i installed windows Xp but i cant figure out how to change my windows 7 PC's workgroup to match and connect to all the other computers.

I see my brothers windows 7 pc but none of the Xp Computers on the network.

We sometimes get it to work but it would be so much easyer if i can ondly change the workgroup and get my drives shared to it. There are always issues of the xp computers not being able to see ours either.

help!


Hello Grapicwizzard, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Here are some pics I hope will help?


Here is a more complete tutorial: Workgroup Name - View and Change

Cheers!
Robert

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The company has approximately 15 computers, all with Win XP Pro, and a Dell Server with Win 2000. They have high speed internet service through cable modem, and have multiple 5-port hubs to split the signal. Everything works great. The printers are shared, file sharing, etc. The problem came when the company tried to expand about 4 computers to another room wirelessly. I connected the DLink DI-514 802.11b Wireless router to one of the open ports on the hub (all Linksys products). I am able to sign on line no problem through wireless cards. just can't get into the workgroup. No domain set up. Strange problem. anyone have idea?
 

A:Problem connecting to Server workgroup

Are you using DHCP on the new router? Are those systems using a different IP range than the rest of the network?
 

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Anybody can help me how to connect a shared file on a workgroup from a domain. Previously, I can connect to the computer but after a few days, I can't access already the computer. Thanks

A:Connecting to a shared file on a workgroup from a domain

Are you trying to access file in work environment (office)? Are you referring to Windows Network or a Server?

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What I am about to describe does not happen all the time, and rarely happened until I added a 3rd machine to the network:

Three computers on network - call them A, B, and C. A is connected to router by cable; B and C by wireless cards (both DLink just like the router). Router is DI524, dynamic IP and DHCP. I share files/directories betweeen all three machines. I have experience in doing this.

Sometimes, when I turn all three machines on, one or more of the three machines is unaccessible to the others vis a vis shared files/directories. For example, from A, looking at C from My Network Places, C's resources are "unknown." Sometime C can't see B's resources. Once they hook up, though, the almost always stay hooked up.

Nevertheless, getting into the Internet is never a problem - only the file sharing.

This is ALWAYS fixable, by one of the four following ways: a) reboot the offending computer; b) disable and encable the offending computer's network connection; c) the most fun - If A and C can't see B's resources, go to B, go to My Network Places, and let B find the resources of the other two; and d) start MSWord on one machine, and try to open a Word file on the offending machine's shared folder.

Eventually, I always get in and share the resources.

I have disabled the Windows firewall because I have ZoneAlarm installed on all three machines. On all three, the network, loopback adapter are in trusted zone. I have also defined an I... Read more

A:Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off...

If you always have all three PCs on your network, the problem may or may not be as follows.

If you sometimes just have one PC on, sometimes 2, sometimes a different pair, and sometimes all three, your "problem" is a "feature" of the Computer Browser service.

My simplified explanation: My Network Places is designed to be a convenience for stable workgroups. When you visit it, it shows what it remembers from the last time. With a stable workgroup, this is fast and great. But beware if you add or subtract PCs or even add or remove shared folders or their contents. What is shown in My Network Places is dependent on the Computer Browser service, which polls the network and gets an updated list of resources across the network. It is sorta like a cat--it does exactly what you tell it to do. Eventually. When it feels like it. This is why you often "see" computers that are not on and folders that were deleted and fail to see recently joined computers or folders.

For a technical explanation see http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/windows/ntwsguide/ntwsnfinding.html
 

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Hi, I have a Dell Latitude D620 with a Dell Wireless WLAN. I connect to my wireless connection at home fine, but any time I take my computer to a wifi hotpsot, it cannot connect. I SEE that there is a network there, I click "connect" to that network, and my computer doesn't do anything. My Wireless is set to obtain IP addresses automatically, so that is not the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might try to fix this??

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Dell Latitude D620 not connecting to wifi, but connecting at home

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I've set up a network with Windows XP Home and XP Pro computers. All of the computers are in a workgroup called NWSA. The XP Pro machine has a shared directory. I'm trying to access it from a laptop with XP Home on it. The laptop has been added to the workgroup, but when I search My Network Places / Entire Network / Microsoft Windows Network, I find the NWSA workgroup, but when I try to search it, I get an error message that I'm not authorized to access this workgroup. I don't even see that computer listed in the workgroup.

This computer is able to access the internet through the network, so I know the NIC and Cat 5 cable to the router are fine.

I've connected another laptop that is also running XP Home and is part of another workgroup, and I can access the workgroup fine.

Any ideas what is wrong with the XP Home Laptop that I'm having trouble with.
 

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Hello there

Have you checked the firewall settings on these machines? Made sure they have the same IP addresses and Subnet masks?

Also...if you're running Nortons on any of these machines check that also. While you're at it...just look at any anti-virus software you have running as most of them seem to be comming out with firewalls these days.

Regards
BW
 

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I've established home workgroup with desktop that runs win7 and laptop on xp. I cannot open the laptop icon on the desktop: the icon on "networks" won't open: it gives error message. How can I open the laptop on the desktop? Is there an internet guide to connect computers that runs win7 with xp? ​
 

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four computors are involved. One XP Pro, one Win7 laptop, one new Win7 with an AMD Phenom 3.2GHz CPU and Win2k.

They are all connected to a workgroup. The two Win7's can see and talk to the XP Pro and Windows 2k, Both win7's SEE each other XP Pro, Win2k. Both Win7's have their drives shared, however they do not show that the drives are shared, a user name and password is allways aked for.

I cannot find a place in either of the Win7's to enter a user name and password for the workgroup computers. The setup information goes around in a circle it seams. File and printer sharing is all activated. While in either Win7's I can transfer files to any of the other computers so the path way does exist, I just cannot find a way to establish a user name and password in either Win7 computers.

Note: the laptop uses Windows 7 Home Premium, the Windows 7 desktop uses Windows 7 Pro.

I read the mail in one other post on the first page regarding an IT expert who was havin Win7 networking problem, however I did not see anything in that discussion the solved my problem.

Any Ideas????

A:home workgroup problem

I'll quote the important part here in bold.

They are all connected to a workgroup. The two Windows 7's can see and talk to the XP Pro and Windows 2k, Both Windows 7's SEE each other XP Pro, Win2k. Both Windows 7's have their drives shared, however they do not show that the drives are shared, a user name and password is allways aked for.

OK, to properly share entire drives you need to set the regular permissions but also you need to set the Security on the drive itself in order to share the entire drive. This is an extra step because sharing an entire drive is considered to be a security risk. You would be better off sharing the entire "User folder" instead.

To share the entire drive:
Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D or which ever drive letter your drive is using -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user. Put check marks in the boxes for full access and control -> click OK hit apply-> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.

Reboot all machines then try to access the drives.

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I have two PC's, one is my home PC the other is a Work LapTop, both run windows XP. The PC is connected to a to a wireless router via an cat-5 cable and the laptop connects wirelessly. Neither PC has any trouble connecting to the internet. Furthermore, I can ping the IP address of both machines from each other and VNC onto each PC from the other. Something odd is that they do not see each other when I do a NET VIEW from the command prompt. Each machine only lists itself when I type that.

Both machines are setup to to enable file sharing and I have selected the folders I need and they are checked off to be shared network folders. I have searched online, through forums and do-it-yourself pages and have even asked the Networking Guru at my work. All the suggestions have failed to work.

Please note that the work network that I connect to with this laptop does not utilize proxy settings.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to try?
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to connect an XP Home machine with a non-XP-supported wireless network card to an existing workgroup of 6 machines. When I run the wizard, I am able to connect to the group and see all of the other machines, however, the ones that require a logon and password do not let me in. My problem seems to lie in the fact that I never get a Client for Microsoft Networking Logon screen at startup.
Anyone?
 

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I've established home workgroup with desktop that runs win7 and laptop on xp. I cannot open the laptop icon on the desktop: the icon on "networks" won't open: it gives error message. How can I open the laptop on the desktop? Is there an internet guide to connect computers that runs win7 with xp?

A:Home workgroup problem

thank you, after I disabled the firewall on the desktop with win 7 I can reach the files on the laptop, then I enabled the firewall again and it still works.
thanks again

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Hi,

Last week, I did a fresh install of my Win XP Pro since my computer was so slow. My computer is attached to a Microsoft MN-700 router for internet access. I have the home networking set up to access our home system. All of the other computers can access the network except for mine.

When I try to view workgroup computers I get an "access not permitted, contact administrator..." message.

I tried changing the workgroup name. I ran small office/home networking set up several times.

I cannot access the network and I don't know what else to try.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks, Mary
 

A:Home Networking can't access workgroup

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I am operating Windows XP computers, three of them to be exact. I create a home network workgropup called "PNet2". I have used the wireless setup disk to put this network on all computers in the house. I've made sure that all computers have the same workgroup name. The only workgroup that shows up on each computer is itslf. It does not show the other three computers. I was finally able to see all computers on one of my computers, but when I click on it, i get the error message PNet2is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

I have googled and tried almost everything I can think off. Please help as I am trying to share files and a printer on all computers.
 

A:Cannot Connect to Any Workgroup on Home Network

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)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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Hello,
I'm in need of some desperate help. I'm an IT guy for a small architectural firm. My boss has a XP pro laptop that logins to a domain here at work. He wants to be able to go home and use print and file sharing, without having to log out of the domain and login in locally. From the research I've done, Microsoft says you cannot bring a domain into a workgroup. I understand that. I've also found some interesting ways to get around this.

I've tried setting the workgroup to the same name as the domain. I was then able to see the other PCs, but not beyond that. Next, I tried setting up a local user account on all the other PCs, with the same name and pass as his laptop. I was then able to use the shared printer, but still cannot access the shared files on other PCs. But I can see the directories. I've gone through all the settings and file and print sharing settings I can think of. Both networks are working off DHCP, and the entire network at home is wireless. I've also tried all this with the XP firewall off. Maybe I'm missing a setting somewhere.

With so many people with laptops at work, I can't believe that there is not a solution yet for them to come home and connect to their home networks. There has to be some way of doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Laptop on Domain to home workgroup

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I have Vista Home Edition Premium and do not have a choice of joining a domain at my school. My research showed that this edition of Vista does not support domains. I contacted Dell to see if an upgrade to another edition would void my 3 year waranty since the laptop came with the Home Edition. They said it would not but that I should be able to do what I want to do with the edition I have. After troubleshooting with me they directed me to this forum.
Anyone that has an answer for me will be appreciated.

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Hi all
I have a small home network with 3 computers and 1 network printer with a BT Home Hub 2 router.
Computer 1 is PC with Vista home premium sp2 connected by Ethernet.
Computer 2 is PC with XP sp3 connected by Ethernet.
Computer 3 is laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 connected by wireless.

I can see and access everything from C1 (Vista).
I can see but cannot access C1 (Vista) from the other 2. I cannot ping Vista from either of the other 2 and have tried to allow pinging by setting various ICMP settings for this to no avail.

On C1 (Vista) I have Windows Firewall on
Vista settings for Network are:
Private Network
Network Discoveryn
File Sharingn
Public folder sharingn
Printer sharingn
Password protected sharingff
Media sharingff

I am pulling my hair out!
regards
Steve
 

A:Vista not accessible on home workgroup

Ping only tells you that the adapter ALLOWS ping and the system is up; no mapping or access is implied.

ALL systems must be on the same WORKGROUP name,
ports 137,138,139,445 must be open

the XP machine needs the LLPD protocol and library installed
Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en

Vista --> Linux
see this story

Linux -->Vista is an Samba config issue
 

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I have a Windows XP Home Edition machine that can't brouse at workgroup. I have tried all sorts of things, and suspect that spyware might be the problem. I wouldn't have thought that except that a Microsoft troubleshooting guide mentioned that as a possiblility. By the way, I have tried everything in the guide and somethings not in the guide so here goes.

I have a Hijackthis log to show you folks, and I know it has spyware in it. Two things are highly suspect to me. One is farmmext.exe. Another that I am not as sure about is sockcfg.dll.

Appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:02:04 PM, on 2/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\program files\support.com\client\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
D:\Programs\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
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A:Windows XP Home and workgroup browsing

What symptoms do you have? Have you gone through a basic network connectivity exercise?

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0 for most small networks.

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.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsin... Read more

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So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?

A:Workgroup VS Home Server 2008

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero


So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?


Homegroup allows for sharing, server allows for sharing and having more than one user open the same file.

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I am running small home network with (1) PC that is running Vista Home Premium and (3) laptops that are running XP Pro. The network seems to work fine and can see all shares and so forth. But if I share the printer on the PC with Vista and go to any of my laptops and browse to network find the printer and select it I can print with no problems. But if I shut down the laptop wait a day or two the printer says its online but I am unable to print to it unless I uninstall it and reinstall it every time. Any suggestions....

Thanks in advance for the help....
 

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I have a simple network home workgroup that is used by my wife and son. They store data on my system (because it's a big'n) and then pull as needed.

The current configuration is that those folders used by them are shared with "everyone". Yet, this concerns me and any possible outside influence (i.e. internet) gaining access to the data.

I'd like to secure the shared folders with a profile/password combination, but I don't need to provide them general access to my system (they prefer their system anyway, and they have my passwords for the system too.)

So the real question(s):
1) Do I need to be concerned about the "outside influence"?
2) If so, how may I set up the following:
2a) Create profiles that may be used to access shared folders (read/write/update/delete)?
2b) Prevent/exclude those same profiles from signing on to my system?
2c) Prevent/exclude those same profiles from appearing on the "Welcome Screen"?

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Solved: A simple workgroup home network

If you are behind a NAT router, you don't have to worry about the outside influences sniffing around your local network. I would be more concerned with a nosy neighbor or passerby going through my shares through a wireless connection. I sleep well at night, and you can too if you enable WPA encryption on your wireless signal if you use one.
 

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

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Guys I need to be guided with setting up our 2 PCs so we can share files.

ADSL2 modem (PCs = wireless connections)
Desktop Win7x64
Desktop XPsp3x32
thanks in advance

AaLF

A:Help me setup workgroup - win7PCx64 & XPsp3 PC @ home

Hi there,

What you need is to create a network called Workgroup.
How to Create a PC Network Workgroup - For Dummies

Also, you will need to setup Files and Printer sharing.
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

Hope this helps.

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I recently tried setting up a home network.
Between my desktop, laptop and roommates desktop.
Both my pcs connected great and no problems but then a few days later when I tried adding his, it went funny and I changed my mind because I didn't know just how much access he'd have to my files, and to which but I'm assuming he could get anything my laptop could.

That was too much so I went into his computer, my network places, deleted the folders pertaining to my computers and re-ran the network wizard and left the defaults rather than my workgroup name and turned off sharing.
After that his computer went stupid and it seemed the only way to get it to work right was to get him back on my network. (Long story)

No that I've been playing with my network a lil more, I've found "Microsoft Windows Network" & "Entire Network" and in there I've found that even though I put both my laptop and Desktop on a different workgroup, the old workgroup is still there and showing a connection to his computer.

I have limited access to his computer so I don't know what he has access to and I'm a little worried. I have plenty private info he or anyone else doesn't need to read or see which I'm sure most computer users can relate to.
I've looked and looked but there doesn't seem to be any option to remove the unwanted workgroups.
Anyone know how I can go about securing my info and easing my piece of mind?

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Hey guys,

I have been having trouble with my home network. I recently expanded my setup (Linksys router and Cisco hub) by attaching an Att 6800g to the hub. I can connect to the net fine through the 6800g wired and wirelessly, but the problem is I can not access my NAS or network printer. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Att 6800g connects to internet but not HOME workgroup...

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I have a Microsoft networking problem. Two machines both with Windows 7 installed. One (Machine B), a completely new install. The other, (Machine A), has been running Windows 7 for some years. The operator of machine A wanted a system whereby he could get his internet, (Supplied via Ethernet from a shared supply in the building) but also wanted to be able to share folders between machine A and machine B, but without anybody else on the shared network being able to access the folders.
I installed a Netgear ProSafe Firewall FVS 328, and set up a different network on the LAN side, (10.0.0.x subnet on LAN. WAN is 192.168.16.x network). All worked well with regards to internet access. With regards to sharing folders we have come up against a problem. On machine B, we can see under 'network' both computers and after setting up a homegroup we can see and access all files that are required on machine. However, on machine A we still cannot see either machine under network in windows explorer. Under 'Homegroup' on the same page we can see Machine B but when we click on it we can see no folders in the pane where you would expect to see the homegroup folders. Both machines have Kaspersky internet security 2014 on and after making sure the LAN was a trusted network, I disabled the Kaspersky firewall just to take that out of the equation. We found on both machines that the windows firewall was enabled so we have disabled that with still no improvement. We have checked that the home... Read more

A:Win 7 home premium workgroup sharing issue

So just to make sure I am understanding things correctly:
You have the 10.0.0.x network and that is where both computers reside. Then you have the firewall. Then you have the 192.168.16.X network that is shared in the building. Then you have the gateway and the internet.
You have setup a HomeGroup for the two computers
Machine B can see A and access files on A.
Machine A cannot see B and cannot access files on B.
If that is correct please provide me this additional information:
Please post the ipconfig /all of both machines here.
What is the Workgroup that both machines are connected to?
Both machines are plugged into the Switch ports of the firewall?
Are you able to ping machine Machine B with Machine A?

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I'm using an my office laptop (Win 2000) which is a member of a Domain at work at home on a wireless network where the other computers are on a workgroup.

I can access the internet, and ping the other computers on the home network. I cannot browse the workgroup, share files or printers on the home workgroup.

I understand this maybe due to the domain set up on my office laptop, but the guys at work have discouraged me from changing the domain settings.

Is there anyway I can share files and use the printers at home from my wireless network on my office laptop?
 

A:Office Laptop (with Domain) on a home workgroup

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I have 2 home computers. The desk top has a net gear wireless card configured through the netgear software. The laptop has an internal wireless card. Both machines have access to the internet using a wireless router. My laptop also uses a wireless printer. The router seems to be working fine.
Each machine has a different IP address.
I am trying to set up a workgroup so I can share files.
The desktop can see the workgroup and itself but the laptop can not access the workgroup. When i click on the workgroup icon i get an error message. "Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resouyrce. Contact the administrator of the server to find out....." Well, I am the administrator of this laptop.
i searched for several hours but found nothing out there that fixed the problem.
any ideas?
 

A:Can't get access to workgroup on home wireless network

It would be helpful to know what version of Windows runs on each of the machines.
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
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hi,
i have set up my own home network, because being someone not that familiar with the networking stuffs, i somehow have created a WORKGROUP and things are running fine for the few pc at home, but now i realized that i have forgotten the password for this WORKGROUP,
anyone knows how to locate it? thanks.

KC

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Ola' I am Bodoflo and manage a home based wireless workgroup with several IP's. I continue learning but I am concerned with preservation of the system and security. Testing Webroot and have malwarebytes in place. Just dropped Regcure, don't know how valuable that was but I hear some programs like Regcure are not necessary??? Bo of Bodoflo-Royal Blue. My pleasure to greet you.

A:Home Based Business has workgroup that I administer

All registry-fix-optimize-repair-whatever programs are 100% bullcookies.  If they do something, it will probably damage your registry.

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I have a small home network of three computers, but since my move, two of them (the ones I usually play games head-to-head with) now only play some games (other times they don't see each other) and I can no longer share files between them.

Using the Windows networking wizard, I formed a workgroup with the computers, but now one of them appears on the workgroup, the other does not. I have rerun the wizard to try and get it back on the workgroup; it goes through the motions with no complaints, and the troubleshooting app in help sees no issues either.

The configuration is the same: both computers with a Marvell Yukon gigabit NIC connected to a wireless router (Netgear). In brief, I have tried restarting, IP release and renew; they PING fine (and some games work fine between them).

I have disabled all AV and firewall software on both and enabled UPnP on the router (if that matters). Both connect to the Internet fine, but I'm at a loss otherwise.
Other applicable stats:

PC1
Windows XP Pro w/ sp2
Dual LAN

PC2
Windows XP Pro w/ sp2
Dual LAN

Router is a Wireless Netgear Mr814v2

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Workgroup for home networking issue

Sometimes 3rd party firewalls must be uninstalled--"disabling" doesn't always completely free their clutches.
 

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new laptop running windows 7 home premium. brought to work, plugged into work network cable, networked with all other computers ie servers, xp, printer, worked all day.
came back the next day plugged in network cable, called it "unidentified network" could not connect to the internet or any other computers.
system settings are workgroup- i have changed the name and rechanged the name.
switched off ipv6
network sharing is on
I have tried every possible suggestion but cannot get it to work.
When i connect through wireless to work, i am also limited to only being able to see only vista and no xp machines, printers or servers.
does anyone know what is going on? 

A:cannot connect to workgroup computers using windows 7 home

Hi,
You may kindly refer to the following steps:
1. Update your network adapter’s driver to latest version.
2. Change your network adapter’s MAC address to have a try.
3. Check whether the wired cable is too long.
4. Uninstall the adapter, then try to reinstall it.
Also, as chicagotech says, please post the result of ipconfig /all.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Guys I need some guidance with setting up our 2 PCs so we can share files.

ADSL2 modem (PCs = wireless connections)
Desktop Win7x64
Desktop XPsp3x32
thanks in advance

AaLF
 

A:Help me setup workgroup - win7PCx64 & XPsp3 PC @ home

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

Share-files between windows7 and xp
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

I need to share files between windows xp and Windows 7
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...s-xp-and/ac06b348-648c-41e5-aa9b-109abf314e85

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
 

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I'm running XP Pro SP3 on 3 machines on my workgroup called Workgroup. 2 machines (Machine 1 & Machine 2) can see all 3 devices but Machine 3 cannot see any of the other devices although they are ping-able. I can connect to the shares on Machine 3 from Machine 2.

Have read through other posts and checked various settings but still no joy (e.g. Netbios is 'Enabled' for the connection). Details of Machine 3 are:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : t42
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G US
B Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-C3-B6-5E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1


C:\Documents and Settings\Peter>nbtstat -n

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.4] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

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A:[SOLVED] XP Home Networking - Missig Machine in Workgroup

Moved thread to Networking page.

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home workgroup network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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Greetings all,

I have a problem that I think I know the answer to, but I would like to have an external perspective and some experience to weigh in on the situation.

I am working as the all-purpose tech at a small school for kids with learning disabilities (no operating budget for IT) and we are in the process of upgrading parts of the network.
[Disclaimer: I did not setup this network, but I am heavily considering getting rid of everything and rebuilding it from scratch.]

Setup:
Right now we have an XP Pro Workgroup network with 4 Workgroups (Admin, Classroom, CompLab, Workgroup). We have about 50 computers (40 of them are Dell Optiplex GX 270s running XP Pro SP3, close to identical Hardware configs; the remainders are teacher's laptops and such).
We have 3 new machines (ADMIN workgroup) for the 2 school administrators and the administrative assistant. They are ASUS Essentio Desktops Model CM5570s Running Win 7 Home Premium. (You might start to guess where I'm going with the issues I'm having.)
We are running a xerox WorkCentre 7346 w/ accounting, and have a few other printers scattered throughout the network.

[Edit]The only machines not running XP Pro SP2/SP3 are the 3 ADMIN machines, my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545), one laptop running Vista, 3 Macs, and 3 other laptops running Windows 7 [/Edit]

Problem:
The crux of the problem is with the 3 new machines working with the pre-existing XP Network.
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A:WinXP Pro Workgroup Network & Win 7 Home Premium: School Dilema

Just a question... I understand you are using 4 different Workgroups... Do you plan to put this on a Domain with Policies?

So for instance when anyone logs into any one of the computers their permissions will be granted by user name and password?

or do you just have normal Windows Shares?

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SUbject: Windows XP View Workgroup does not show entire workgroup

Hello everyone,

I currently have what I hear is a very common problem, but no one seems to be able to give me a common answer.

First for my config.

I currently have 9 PCs running on my LAN (I am a full time telecommuter, and my wife is part time, as well as having a full time student at home)

Physical Config

4 PCs with WINXP Pro 2 Desktop 2 Laptops
3 PCs with WIN2000 1 Desktop 1 Laptop
2 PCs with WIN98se 1 Desktop 1 Laptop

3 Laptops connected via Wireless LAN
5 Desktops connected via Wired LAN
1 Broadband Router with HUB (Broadband Internet connection via Wireless Radio)
1 HUB
1 Wireless Access Point
1 Wireless Print Server

(all configurable components are set to the same workgroup name)

Now for the problem:

On the WINXP Pro PCs only the XP and 2000 machines are displayed on the "View Workgroup" section of XP. On all the other machines, the entire workgroup is properly displayed, including the Wireless Print Server. Problem is present wether I am running my VPN client or not. Now for the weird part. Sometimes but not all the time, I will see one of the 98 machines or 2 or what ever)

I have been told this is a security feature of XP interacting with the network and can sometimes be corrected via the shutdown and or restart of the internal firewall (depending if its running or not)

Can anyone suggest a fix for this problem. Also, is there a replacement for the veiw workgroup that works all t... Read more

A:XP Workgroup View does not show entire workgroup

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Hello. *This is my first post and PC or internet tech site too. *I want to THANK ALL OF YOU whom donate your valuable time. *I DO KNOW that time is money and i always appreciate others whom see the importance of reaching out in way of help, as HELP is priceless and usually free to give? *I hope that I'm doing this right, as in posting in the correct area? *Getting these issues worked out is very important. *I have read through some of your posts or threads, though most that pertained to me were a bit "technical". *I am considered old school, new to Wireless stuff, although I am usually a very fast learner and naturally a bit intelligent? *If we are talking animal medicine or animal "issues" in general, I am one of those go-to people.
PC info: *The Gateway BOX says 2003 on bottom & sticker bought from Sams Club (like our CA- West Coast PriceClub or Costco). *The box states Windows XP HOME EDITION w/ only the PC specs, but NO MANUFACTURING DATE. *I cannot even find a date on the PC itself. *The PC came in original box, though w/ no paper work. *I bought this Gateway All-In-One system from a family member (elderly) for $30, I believe it is AT LEAST 5 yrs old and appears to be very full of "stuff" that i do not want. *Norton had expired, I don't believe PC *had been used by elderly (mid to late 80's) owner for 3 yrs (6-2009). *After that, i believe his sons (the not to be trusted kind) messed w/ the PC offline or maybe through di... Read more

A:XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

what do you have connected to the router (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway) that works , as we will probably need to see some test results

lets start with these two
. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.Click to expand...

depending on the size of "all the stuff" you may want an external USB harddrive to copy all the files/pictures to - what do you have ?
can you got to the
my documents folder - which should also contain my pictures and right click on the folder my documents and select properties from the menu
that will give you the size of that folder

you don't need norton, there are many free versions just as good - I will list below
but first you need to remove Norton, as it may be the reason you cannot access the internet as its blocking - see removal tool below

next we would like to see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot- again see below

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Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC
http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN

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Hello, I've set up home networking on three computers all connected to a nat router at home. All is well... except for an oddity in "My network places".

My workgroup is named Franklin and in this workgroup there are 3 computers named:

1) Big
2) Lan1
3) Lan2

For some reason Big, Lan1, and Lan2 computers can not see Lan1's icon in the Franklin workgroup. Even stranger...in Lan2's "My network Places" I can see all of Lan1's shared files, but "Big" (pc) cannot. In other words when I go to Lan1 and look in the franklin workgroup it does not list itself like the other two computers do. Yet... also I can manually share lan1's files with Big by typing in the path \\LAN1\...then it works.

Lan2 has always been able to pull lan1's files ok, its just that the icon doesnt show for lan1 in "View workgroup computers" on all three computers...this is the main issue.

Can you help me figure out a way for Lan1 to show in the "view workgroup computers" area, on all three pc's

Thanks.

Tate
 

A:Solved: Win xp home networking question "View workgroup computers"

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I have a working XP Home within WMWare Player on a Ws 7 computer. I am attempting to add XP Home to my existing "workgroup." It appears that I have a connection from it to the Toshiba, Ws7 host. See the screen shot attached.

I have created some shared folders on XP Home.

How do I proceed from here? Do I have to go back and start all over?
 

A:Solved: Adding XP Home on VMWare Player to "workgroup" ?

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