Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic
I've found the solution to my network problem. In my other thread: ( Frustrating Network problem...
) I had a problem with an inconsistent ability to share between my desktop and my laptop. I can always get to my shares on my desktop from my laptop, but sometimes, I would not be able to access the shares on my laptop from my desktop. I have two other computers on the network, all running Windows 7 (3 computers running Ultimate, netbook running Pro). No problems with the other machines at all. All advanced sharing settings are set like this snip. If I change the laptop to "turn off password protected sharing" and "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers", I have no more problem. I guess the question is, why do the defaults work great on 3 machines but not my laptop? I kinda like that I have to enter user and password to access shares, but if it just won't work for my laptop, I'll forgo it.
Hi Subsonic. I looked at the previous thread ... please clarify some things for me? I'm kinda dense sometimes and need the extra help?
Your 7 computers, all joined to the same "HomeGroup"?
Laptop wireless? Other computers wireless?
You are sharing the default "HomeGroup" folders?
Have you added any shared folders, manually?
How many "User" accounts on each computer? One Administrator, one or more User?
Do all "Users" have an account on all computers?
Your advanced sharing settings look OK, and I agree you should
be able to allow "HomeGroup" to control sharing and should
be able to use password protection.