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Windows 7: homegroup woes

30 Jun 2011   #1
bkwin7

windows 7 pro
 
 
homegroup woes

i tried the wpa2 personal tip..no luck. home group has never worked well for me. i have 3 machines running win7 pro or ult. all have identical (as best i can determine) networking settings. all have norton 360. all connect to an e3000 (2 wireless, 1 ethernet.) on a typical day A can see B but not vice versa (i very rarely have all on at once.) even when i can ping B from A it will still usually report no homegroup pc's available. sometimes i can't ping a machine and yet it shows up in the full network map. on rare occsaions, everything works perfectly.

this is hardly a complete list of the variable symptoms and this continues to be a frustrating exercise. have i overlooked something fundamental? this is supposed to be idiot-proof and i'm no idiot (a moron by last accounting, yes.)


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30 Jun 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi bkwin7, have a read of this. Attachment 162495
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30 Jun 2011   #3
bkwin7

windows 7 pro
 
 

thx roderunner. takes me back to my win2k days. very nice tutorial. presently A cannot see B. i map the shares set up on A from B just fine but they are available in network anyway. i like this scheme better because it will be stable--not the "what will i wake up to today" routine. maybe the real question is what is going on when you have one-way communications peer-to-peer? i'm an optics guy and, by Zeus, when A can see B, B can also see A.
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30 Jun 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Good Luck my friend.
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