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Windows 7: How do I reset my network paths

12 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How do I reset my network paths

On my main PC i am running Windows 7 Homepremium 64bit. My Pc is connected via ethernet cable to BT Homehub3.

I have another PC running Windows XP SP3 connected via WiFi and a laptop also Wndows XP and connected vis WiFi.

I have a Kodak C110 AiO printer connected to the home pc via USB cable.

I have tried to set up printing on the other PC and laptop and the Printer is shown in the network map, but cannot and all my efforts have now disrupted the network; viz I cannot access shared files on the Network.

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

I want it to be the Homegroup or Work Group but cannot seem to make this happen.

Any suggestions please?


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12 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If I take it you want to print on the main PC from the other two ? I have a similar situation and set it up giving the main PC a fixed IP and then when adding the printer to the other two I used the local port method i.e \\fixed IP address\printer share name, having initially shared the main printer - you will need to install the printer driver on the remote systems. My main PC is ethernet and all the others are wireless.

Hope this is of help.
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12 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrivingGenius View Post
On my main PC i am running Windows 7 Homepremium 64bit. My Pc is connected via ethernet cable to BT Homehub3.

I have another PC running Windows XP SP3 connected via WiFi and a laptop also Wndows XP and connected vis WiFi.

I have a Kodak C110 AiO printer connected to the home pc via USB cable.

I have tried to set up printing on the other PC and laptop and the Printer is shown in the network map, but cannot and all my efforts have now disrupted the network; viz I cannot access shared files on the Network.

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

I want it to be the Homegroup or Work Group but cannot seem to make this happen.

Any suggestions please?
If there are systems besides Windows 7 in your network then you will want to set up a Work group rather than a Home group. Home group is mostly made for Windows 7 machines.

This tutorial should help set up file and printer sharing between XP and your Windows 7 machine.
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
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13 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

DrivingGenius Exactly the advice i'm looking for

Thanks for the Rep. I'll mark this one as solved.
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