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Windows 7: Networking my machines

02 May 2011   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
Networking my machines

Have had a go at Brink's tutorial on setting up a home network (have three machines all plugged into the modem) so that I can send data from one to the other, but am getting to the password bit and it's telling me I can't use that password.

Now is the password for the UAC logon for any particular machine? or do I have to create one.

I am trying to do it with the cables to the modem / router - TP-Link TD-W8960n as I have my wireless disabled as I don't need it and prefer cables. Plus I would really like to be able to use the printer from each machine.

Sorry Brink but it looked so easy and I am now stuck for an answer.

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02 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

One word: HomeGroup.

If all of the machines are Windows 7, HomeGroup it up. It's MUCH easier, IMO.

If you have public sharing turned on but are being asked for a password, it is because machine A is trying to access B yet B has an account with the same name as A so B says that A should supply the password for the account on B, regardless.

Can we have some deets on the OS setups, please?
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02 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

firstly, there is nothing wrong at all with john's post above at all and will work the same.

this is just if you dont like homegroup, personally i dont like it and i'd rather use standard networking shares.

IF thats what your doing check your settings. (windows does have a slight habbit of changing them though now and again (from what i have found))

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02 May 2011   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

All running 7 Home Pre on the two desktops and Pro on the laptop all 64bit OS.

This is what is in my Control Panel
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03 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

sorry ICit2lol, why have u shown us your control pannel? the systems in use all being 7 was fair enough as we know what to deal with, but there are two answers above for what you need.
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03 May 2011   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Sorry I am really new at this (and a bit dumb) so I just posted that pic.

I have seen your settings rich and copied them so is this how I should have it set?

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04 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

ok looks good, just to make sure u also do have the options below selected.

turn on network discovery

turn on file and printer sharing

i personally do turn tunnelling off and also homegroup options as they are not needed if this is how your going to share, also check your firewall settings, but now u should be able to see each other on the network and from your ubuntu machine
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