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Windows 7: Cannot connect to homegroup

29 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Cannot connect to homegroup

Hi all,

I have a laptop, HTPC, and a desktop, all connected to my internet wirelessly. All of the systems were connected to the homegroup perfectly last night, but then I started having problem this morning. The HTPC was connected to the homegroup, but unable to detect any of the computers. Same with the rest of them. So I left the homegroup from the HTPC thinking I could just reconnect. Big mistake. After that the only option that was available to me was to "create a new group". After many restarts and settings, I decided to create a new homegroup. I then left the original homegroup from my laptop, so that I could join the new homegroup, but alas, the same thing happens, I could not see the old homegroup from the desktop, or the new homegroup from the HTPC! The only option available to to create another new homegroup! I did the same thing again with my desktop, and now all three machines each on its own homegroup. Has anyone here ran into this problem before and can help me?

This just suddenly happen, I didn't change any setting, I didn't download any update, everything was working fine last night, and I woke up this morning and they just decide not to work anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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29 Jul 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pfireman23 View Post
Hi all,

I have a laptop, HTPC, and a desktop, all connected to my internet wirelessly. All of the systems were connected to the homegroup perfectly last night, but then I started having problem this morning. The HTPC was connected to the homegroup, but unable to detect any of the computers. Same with the rest of them. So I left the homegroup from the HTPC thinking I could just reconnect. Big mistake. After that the only option that was available to me was to "create a new group". After many restarts and settings, I decided to create a new homegroup. I then left the original homegroup from my laptop, so that I could join the new homegroup, but alas, the same thing happens, I could not see the old homegroup from the desktop, or the new homegroup from the HTPC! The only option available to to create another new homegroup! I did the same thing again with my desktop, and now all three machines each on its own homegroup. Has anyone here ran into this problem before and can help me?

This just suddenly happen, I didn't change any setting, I didn't download any update, everything was working fine last night, and I woke up this morning and they just decide not to work anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Have you re-booted the router and pc's all at the same time?
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes, I'm sorry I forgot to mention that; it was the first thing I did to restart everything.

Also the modem/router I'm using is a 2WIRE from Uverse.
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29 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oh second thought...it just started working again. Wow that was a very unproductive hour...
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