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Master Geek


Topic # 81566 14-Apr-2011 14:18
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Hi

My desktop pc is using windows 7 home premium 32bit and my laptop pc is running windows 7 professional 64 bit.
Now my desktop pc is connected via ethernet cable (rj45) to my linksys wireless router (WAG 200G) . My laptop is connected to it, wirelessly. I have created a homegroup on my desktop pc , selecting the home network (insead of 'work' or 'public'). I've edited the settings for my homegroup so that it shares, (network discovery is turned on and everything else is shared / turned on).

Now, the problem is that my laptop cannot find this network as, if i click on 'start', then 'computer', then 'homegroup' its meant to show 'join homegroup' but instead it shows 'create homegroup'. Therefore this means that my laptop cannot detect my 'homegroup' I've created on my desktop computer.

My laptop does have full internet access, yet it doesnt seem to talk/pick up, my desktop pc

Both my pc's have their windows 7 firewall turned off, as bitdefender total security 2011 has its own firefall
but I don't think its the firewall.

I reckon it could be my router settings not enabling sharing somehow??.
Although when i had Vista on both computers, I could see both computers displayed on both desktop and laptops 'network' (shows that you can access the other pc's music and public folder).
So it worked fine in Vista although there was no such thing as a homegroup back then, ( if there was, I didn't create one)

Any suggestions thanks????

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  Reply # 458764 14-Apr-2011 15:03
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Hi,

Did you assign the same name to the PC and the laptop? If so your going to have to change the name of one of the machines.

Have you switched on network and sharing?

 



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  Reply # 458864 14-Apr-2011 17:46
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Yes the names for both computers are different.

I did say i turned on network discovery, but what do you mean by turning on network and sharing???

Thanks for the reply

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