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Windows 7: Cannot Connect to another home computer on the network


29 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot Connect to another home computer on the network

I have been having this issue on and off for a while now. We have 2 windows 7 computers. Network discovery is on and password protection is off. The folders necessary are shared, but when I try to connect to the computer on the network it asks me for a unsername and password. however, if the other computer tries to connect to mine, they get in no problem. We've tried a homegroup and I can't see any of the files in the folders... EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED. I have read and read on the forums and tried everything I could...Can anyone help?

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30 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should go through the Homegroup walkthrough in the link below. Be sure and check the time/date settings on both machines, just about any A/V software or third party firewall can also cause problems like you are seeing.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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30 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should go through the Homegroup walkthrough in the link below. Be sure and check the time/date settings on both machines, just about any A/V software or third party firewall can also cause problems like you are seeing.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
Thanks for this guide. I had an issue where a PC was not discovered. Went through all the configuration settings and they checked out. I don't know why but I removed then rejoined that PC and now it's being discovered (this time). But now I have the information for any future issues.
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