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11 Dec 2011  

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Home Network & Homegroup Trouble

I have a Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, & a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have them networked via a Belkin N300 Wireless router. Both can access the internet without any problems, both wired & wireless for the laptop.

However, neither computer can see each other on the network. When I look at the full network map they can see each other, but in the network window there is only the computer I am using at the time. This is also causing problems with the Homegroup, as every time I create one on the Desktop I am unable to join it on the laptop as there are no other computers on the network.

I "think" I know why this is. The network that the desktop is connected to is called 'Network 2'. However, the network the Laptop is connected to is called 'DB Network 2'. DB Network is the name of my wireless network.

I recently got the Belkin Router after the D-Link one I was using had 2 network ports fail, however I could access a Homegroup wirelessly using the D-Link.

I have a wired network printer that both computers can see & use with no problems at all.

I have run the Homegroup troubleshooter on both computers, & googled everything I can think of to sort it out, but nothing has worked. Is the solution as simple as renaming the network connections so there is only 1 network name? If so, how can I do that?
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