I cannot get my two machines to see each other, for file sharing purposes.
Machine 1 - Desktop
Windows 7 64 Pro
Machine 2 Laptop
Windows 7 64 Home Prem
Machine 1 is connected via LAN to a D-Link DSL-2640 modem/router. DSL feeds into the modem/router. The laptop communicates via wifi with the modem/router.
Both computers can access the internet just fine.
On the network, the computers do not see each other although file sharing is enabled.
When setting up the homegroups, there is no indication that the computers can see each other.
On Machine 1 the Network Map of the "Local Area Connection - Network" looks like this:
Laptop- - - - -MyNet
(MyNet is the name I set up for my home network)
The Network and Sharing Center shows the basic network information as:
On Machine 2 the Network Map of the "Wireless Network - MyNet" says "Windows cannot discover any computer or device."
The Network and Sharing Center for the laptop shows the basic network information as:
If I create the homegroup on the desktop, it gives me the password. I turn over to the laptop and in the Network and Sharing Center, it doesn't give me the option to "Join" a homegroup, but only create.
Earlier on, in my struggles, the laptop did give me the option of joining a homegroup, but when I entered the password that the desktop homegroup gave me, the laptop would not take the password. This leads me to believe that it didn't see the desktop homegroup at all.
I have a feeling that the issue has to do with the "Switch" and "MyNet" having the connection, and the Laptop only being connected with that intermittent line to MyNet (which I presume means wireless).
I think I have laid out the detail I need to. Can anyone give me some help? Thanks.