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Windows 7: Connecting to Networks


26 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Connecting to Networks

I am trying to connect to my server which is ran through a lan connection, the server itself is running windows xp and the computer im trying to connect to it is running vista, the only thing that comes up for me is that its an unidentified network with no internet access how would i go about diagnosing this problem so i can connect to the server?

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26 Jul 2011   #2

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

another thing is, all i need is simple file sharing, i do not know windows 7 very well
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26 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Did you post in the Vista group by any chance?

http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...ce_on_networks
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26 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i meant windows 7 not vista, thats why i didnt go to a vista forum that was my bad, and i did try changing the workgroup name
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26 Jul 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jitk1 View Post
i meant windows 7 not vista, thats why i didnt go to a vista forum that was my bad, and i did try changing the workgroup name
Try setting the network properties in Control Panel to Private Network. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, if it's a private network you can get unrestricted access from inside the Lan.

Try to use the already shared C:\Users\Public before trying to set individual folders. Once you have that accessible you can add the other stuff with ease.


The same article applies to Windows 7. Windows 7 and Vista are about the same. It's XP that's out of step now.
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