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Windows 7: Enter Network Password: win7 to win7 networking

06 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.
 
 
Enter Network Password: win7 to win7 networking

Yes, yet another question about the "network password" issue with Windows 7 networking.

This has nothing to do with Windows 7-winxp networking, as most of the questions related to this subject (from google) appear to be.

This is an issue of 1 single Windows 7 installation being unable to connect to another specific Windows 7 installation over the network.

4 computers, all Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. no changes or modifications made to their network configuration.

3 of them talk to each other just fine. I share files with/without homegroup no problem.


that 4th computer, which is the trouble computer, only has problems when it tries to connect to a specific computer on the network. It can connect and see the shared files on the other 2 no problem.

also, the computer I am having trouble connecting to can see the shared files/folders of ALL of the computers without a password prompt, including on the computer that is having the problem.


I have never seen this form of "one way" sharing issue, where the computer in question cannot connect, but everyone else can.


I have tried all the usual stuff:

changing Secpol settings
changing/adding users of the same name/password on the different PCs
changinng the advanced sharing settings to disable password protection
deleted/added new credentials

nothing works.


I am about at the limit and ready to try reinstalling windows. I dont really want to. I am running this off a Sandforce SSD (OCZ Vertex 3) and I dont really want to have to keep rewriting 10s of gigabytes worth of data to attempt a fix.

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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Dear Bogolo,

your question is not clear what do you mean by

that 4th computer, which is the trouble computer, only has problems when it tries to connect to a specific computer on the network. It can connect and see the shared files on the other 2 no problem.

also, the computer I am having trouble connecting to can see the shared files/folders of ALL of the computers without a password prompt, including on the computer that is having the problem.

can you please re post your exact question.

Cheers
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10 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.
 
 

4 computers, all of them use windows 7. 3 of them communicate perfectly fine.

for the sake of clarity, I will call them computers 1-4. Computer 1 is the "problem" computer that cannot see the shared folders on computer 2. Computers 3 and 4 have no problems whatsoever.

when I try to navigate to the shared folders of Computer 2 from the explorer on computer 1, I am prompted for a network password.

When I do the "opposite," which is to navigate to the shared folders on Computer 1 from Computer 2, there is no problem and it works immediately with no issues associated with users or passwords.


furthermore: Computer 1 can connect to Computer 3 and Computer 4 with no problems whatsoever. 3 and 4 can connect to 1 as well.


this network issue is "one way only" in the sense that it is a problem that ONLY affects 1 computer, and it ONLY affects communication in one direction.
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