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Windows 7: Windows 7 notebook wireless cannot find network or homegroup

27 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit professional SP1
Windows 7 notebook wireless cannot find network or homegroup


You have already checked all your settings and have done everything right. Your hard wired network connections work fine. When you go to wireless all your homegroup and network locations or most of them vanish with no resolution.

Quick Solution:

Make sure the time your router is keeping is the same as your network computers, including turning on Daylight Savings if applicable.


There are several threads on the internet about Windows 7 not finding workgroup or network printers or computers on wireless notebooks. This was after people painstakenly went through all the trouble shooters, turned off and restarted their firewalls and antivirus, rebooted and rebooted, reset and reset over and over again, checked all their settings and did everything right and still could not resolve their problem.

There is a likely resolution for this problem - at least it worked for me. It took me nearly a week to find this solution.

Occasionally, when running the homegroup trouble shooter, I got the message that the time was not the same on all the network computers. I went around and checked all the computers and the time was the same - so why the message?

However when I went to the router, I found that daylight savings was not turned on and the time the router was keeping was an hour different from everything else. Low and behold when I corrected the time on the router all the connection problems were resolved on the notebooks. All the homegroups were visable and all the network printers and computers were visible and connected.

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27 Sep 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

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 Windows 7 notebook wireless cannot find network or homegroup

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