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Windows 7: How to make home group with 2 laptops and desktop ?

23 Feb 2012   #1
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 
How to make home group with 2 laptops and desktop ?

I have 2 laptops and destop,and wirless modem router(Tp link);help me how to make a homegroup.I I didnt know how to connect them ,because in the home group I dont see the pcs
-I installed win 7 on the 3 pc
-the -modem-router have 4 lan ports


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23 Feb 2012   #2
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

goto:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup
setup a homegroup here.
write down a password.

then on another comp goto same place and join to previously created homegroup using suplied password.
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23 Feb 2012   #3
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I tried this,but as i said I didnt find the computers .I need to know how to connect them to the router ,and if i must change the ip
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23 Feb 2012   #4
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

well, obviously wireless router must be connected to the internet and must have wireless enabled ( it must broadcast a signal)
do your router have wireless network up and runing and is it connected to the internet?

if yes then all you have to do at this point is connect to that wirless network from both laptops.
once both laptops are wirellesly connected to the router which broadcast a signal and is connected to the net you setup a homegroup on one of them.
then from another access to created homegroup.
you don't have to see other comps on the home networks, just a homegroup name and connect to it using password.
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24 Feb 2012   #5
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

i cant see " join to home group" !
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24 Feb 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

open up network and sharing center by clicking the network icon in the notification area. Or you can got to control panel, network and sharing and then click network and sharing center. Once there you'll see "HomeGroup": and then "Join"....click join. If you set up your homegroup correctly, your were given a password for your homegroup, that pass word must be entered on remaining PC's to join that homegroup.

Join or create a workgroup

How to join or create a work group in Windows® 7? - YouTube
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24 Feb 2012   #7
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

my pc cant find the other pc !but I could play music and pics and vedio only .
maybe I should change the ip address or mac address ?


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24 Feb 2012   #8
RoutersforHuman

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

This is definitely gonna help you.............
Create a homegroup
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24 Feb 2012   #9
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I did those steps before i ask in this forum.and look at the pic , i have a home group but it cant find any other pc !
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24 Feb 2012   #10
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

under Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
right click on your adapter and make sure all checkboxes are checked
do so for both laptops.

acctualy "link-layer topology discovery mapper/responer" are most important here and are responsible for computer visibility and those must be enabled.

also double-click on InternetProtocol v4 and see if everything is OK there.
also, what firewall do you have?
try temporary disabling firewall and
also can you post output from ipconfig /all command from both laptops.

EDIT:
important,

goto:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings
and make sure network discovery and public folder sharing is enabled.
acctualy try to enable all for your network profile.
there are only two profiles acctualy (work and public)
-- see on wich profile is you wireless network attached and turn on all.
do so for both laptops of course.
both laptops must be connected to the wirelless net all the time while seting up homegroup.

wirelless network profile must be home network on both laptops.
to set home network goto:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center
click on network link with icon and change profile to home.
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