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Windows 7: Problems creating homegroup with phone hotspot as primary shared IC

20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Problems creating homegroup with phone hotspot as primary shared IC

Ok, Here is my problem. I have two computers running windows 7 and I am trying to create a homegroup between the two that can share both an internet connection and files. Seems easy but here is where I run into a snag. My internet connection is through a hotspot created by my Palm Pixi with verizon and I think there are some network conflicts created from being connected to two networks simultaneously; one wireless, one wired. The computers are set up as follows. A wireless usb reciever on computer 1 picks up the internet signal from my phone's hotspot; we will call that network 1, then the same computer connects through an Ethernet cord to my wireless home router; Network 2, through which a network and homegroup are created with my second computer. I assume this has something to do with IP address conflicts across my hardware but I am unsure and not able to troubleshoot in that area very well to begin with. I have gotten this setup to work once for about an hour but after I disconnected my phone's internet hotspot, it has all gone bad. I can connect my phone hotspot to the 1st computer but internet is only accesible when my ethernet cord to the 2nd network is unplugged. Also I can connect to the second "home" network just fine but it makes the internet shutdown on the 1st network completely thus being unable to share. You may wonder why I don't use the phone hotspot for both computers, and the reason is simple; I want to be able to access and work on my photos and files from the home network while being connected to the internet without having to disconnect every time i need online access. I live in a rural area so I do not have access to DSL and satellite is just too expensive so I'm stuck with this situation. Any help would be appreciated.

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