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#269665 31-Mar-2020 20:42
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I have a Windows7 home network, with a venerable Fritzbox 7490 router.

 

I had to reload W7, and it now requires a user name and password to access

 

the 7490. Previously it did'nt require a network password; just had direct access

 

like all the other PCs on the net.

 

NOOB question: how do I remove the user name/password requirement

 

TIA  David K in AUckland


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  #2451822 31-Mar-2020 20:46
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Are you trying to access the 7490? Do you have a screenshot? The 7490 only asks for password.

 

Or are you trying to access the Windows 7 box from another PC?





 

 

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  #2451823 31-Mar-2020 20:49
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Are you talking about the wifi password?


 
 
 
 




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  #2451824 31-Mar-2020 20:49
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Access from another PC as per screenshot :-)


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  #2451827 31-Mar-2020 20:51
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Sorry, there's no screenshot.





 

 

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  #2451828 31-Mar-2020 20:52
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I can work around it by plugging the FritzNAS / USB into another PC,

 

but it would be handy to be able to load stuff on directly...


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  #2451832 31-Mar-2020 20:55
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Ah, you want to access files stored on a USB-attached device connected to the 7490?




 

 

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  #2451835 31-Mar-2020 20:59
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sorry - beginner here

 




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  #2451839 31-Mar-2020 21:03
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kenkeniff:

 

"Turn Off Password Protected Sharing" on Windows 7

 

 

Hi Keniff - already turned off PPS / W7




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  #2451843 31-Mar-2020 21:05
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freitasm: Ah, you want to access files stored on a USB-attached device connected to the 7490?

 

 

 

yes - just access the files with WinDoze explorer, as with other disks on the network

 

( using a WorkGroup, rather than homegroup )


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  #2451846 31-Mar-2020 21:07
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davidknz:

 

kenkeniff:

 

"Turn Off Password Protected Sharing" on Windows 7

 

 

Hi Keniff - already turned off PPS / W7

 

 

Then try logging in with the username: Guest


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  #2451859 31-Mar-2020 21:42
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Also note Windows 7 is fully unsupported - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020

 

This means you won't get security patches making your Windows 7 PC more vulnerable to malware. This could also spread onto your other computers in the way Wannacry did.

 

From memory, you can still actually upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free and from what I've seen it is as simple as using the Media Creation Tool and hitting "Upgrade this PC now" - your Windows 7 key basically turns into a Windows 10 digital entitlement key and you're away. This is backed up from several websites when doing a quick Google search however somebody else may want to confirm this as personally I have not tried this.





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  #2451860 31-Mar-2020 21:43
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I would highly suspect you did previously enter a login but you also clicked save password so never had to think about it past that...




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  #2451870 31-Mar-2020 22:15
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michaelmurfy:

 

Also note Windows 7 is fully unsupported - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020

 

This means you won't get security patches making your Windows 7 PC more vulnerable to malware. This could also spread onto your other computers in the way Wannacry did.

 

From memory, you can still actually upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free and from what I've seen it is as simple as using the Media Creation Tool and hitting "Upgrade this PC now" - your Windows 7 key basically turns into a Windows 10 digital entitlement key and you're away. This is backed up from several websites when doing a quick Google search however somebody else may want to confirm this as personally I have not tried this.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm well retired, wrinkled beyond repair, and just

 

looking to cruise thru to the great system reset in the sky :-)

 

Besides I didn't appreciate MSs attempts to hoodwink us W7 dudes to 10,

 

so I remain last with the latest :-)

 

 




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  #2451874 31-Mar-2020 22:22
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hio77: I would highly suspect you did previously enter a login but you also clicked save password so never had to think about it past that...

 

Possible :-)  But there are 8 PCs on the net, and I would have had to save the passwords on all of them.

 

Cant recall doing this, but age has its hazards :-)

 

When I relaoded W7, all PCs came up as present and visible; only the 7490 required User Name/Sword

 

 


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