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Windows 7: Homegroup Problem

10 Jan 2012   #11
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's the desktop.




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10 Jan 2012   #12
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

2xg
I had the attachment here and then went to desktop and tried to edit the post and add the desktop info. It did not work. I guess one at a time on different posts, I'll try again. Laptop first.


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10 Jan 2012   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'll post this walkthrough from Microsoft in the hope it will be of help to you.

HomeGroup from start to finish - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

You'll need to install Microsoft Silverlight first if you haven't already done so and there is a link in the article.
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10 Jan 2012   #14
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks seavixen32,
I had found that link myself and followed it. NO GO.
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10 Jan 2012   #15
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your time gathering the ipconfig /all output. Both output looks good. Netbios and DHCP are both enabled.

More tests for you if you don't mind. From the Norm-Laptop open up a command prompt and type ping 192.168.5.2-t press enter after. From the MossfamilyPC computer type ping 192.168.5.3-t then press enter. Time it up for at least 30 seconds, please post the results here on a text file again.

Also, is there any VPN being used and Himachi on both computers?

Make sure that you have Identical Users and Passwords assigned on both computers.
Try accessing the shared folder or Drive this way:
Click on the Start Orb type \\ComputerName\SharedFolderName press enter, also the Computer Name can be replaced by an IP Address (see above info.). What's the outcome?

seavixen32 - Thank you for your suggestion.
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11 Jan 2012   #16
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey 2xg, Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried the ping yesterday and it would not work neither would computer name. then sut down and turned off all, computers, router and modem. Turned everything back on and moved laptop back to living room, where I use it and behold I'm still joined to the homegroup and can access filles on desktop over in the den. So I would guess that my problem relies with the router and my laptop not communicating properly when trying to join wireless. Any thoughts? Opps gotta go. Later.
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11 Jan 2012   #17
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Alright nolumo, you're doing a great job and I think that we can find a remedy to your wireless issue.

If you have not done this yet, update your wireless driver to the latest one.
Please read this Microsoft Tutorial on how to improve your wireless home network.

In my home network, I have 2 High gain Antenna connected to my Linksys router. If your router has removable external antenna those high antenna are very reasonable. Wireless Repeaters/Extenders would also help to boost your wireless signal.

You may also try changing the wireless channel in your router setting. Channel 1, 6 and 11 are favorable. I use Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find out what wireless channel my neighbors are using, avoid the ones that they have.

Replacing your Wi-Fi adapter with high gain antenna is another good option.
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11 Jan 2012   #18
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry about the omission of part of my explanation this morning. Wasn't checking the screen as I typed. I was trying to explain that I hard wired the laptop to the router with it sitting next to desktop, then joined the homegroup and it was working both ways, then shut down etc.,etc.
I think I will remove this Belkin N router and go back and try the Linksys G router again. I'm starting to have a lot of connection problems now every time I turn my laptop back on and try to connect. I'll let you know how that works out. Maybe I should have stayed with Linksys.
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11 Jan 2012   #19
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

I'm on my second Linksys router and it works great in our home network. Sorry to say that the Belkin routers are not the best routers out there, there have been so many issues.

I'd definitely give it a Go to put your old Linksys router back and that might resolve your issue.
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11 Jan 2012   #20
nolumo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey 2xg,
After all this, trying this and trying that, all along it was the new Belkin N150 router. If I was more of an IT guy maybe I would have known something was wrong when it comes with the same IP address as my Internet provider, Century Link. In order to get it to work at all you have to go in and change the IP address.

I switched back to my old router, Linksys WRT54GS2 and every thing is up and running.
So Windows 7 Homegroup works and works with Norton Internet Security Suite 2012.
At night I shut everything off so I'll see what happens when I turn everything back on in the morning. I'll give you an update then.
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