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Windows 7: Can't connect to homegroup via wireless router on laptop.

31 Aug 2012   #11
SpeedyED

Laptop - Windows Professional 32bit Desktop - Windows Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The problem I see here is that you are using one of those router/modem combo's plus another router. This arrangement hardly ever works correctly and isn't worth the hassle of trying to make it work right.

You really need to get a regular modem then plug it into the WAN port on your regular router. This makes for a hassle free and reliable network which I'm sure is what you want.

And I'm wondering why your router says Linksys and also D-link?

In a nutshell, all of your problems are from setting up your network incorrectly and have nothing to do with the Homegroup at all.
hmmmmm so are you saying ditch both routers together and just go out and buy an ADSL Modem/Router that has the wireless connectivity built into it?

In Packet Tracer that "LInksys" bit is the actual router it's trying to simulate, I can't simply just go in and delete that bit of writing (at least I don't think I can..), that's why I've written "TP-Link" underneath that bit.

When our network was setup it was setup 6 years ago and based upon a different laptop running XP Pro, at the time it also needed to be able to print on the network but wirelessly, and I think at the time you couldn't buy an ADSL Modem Router that not only had wireless connectivity but also had a print server embedded in it too. Now back in those day's I knew nothing about networking, we had a technician set that all up back in the day, Right now however I'm doing a course in Computer Assembly and Repair and naturally one of the subjects in that is networking so I am starting to get my head around it all, networking is after all the most annoying subject you have to learn because it is so complex!!! I do plan on moving up into an advanced diploma in Networking/computer systems and engineering so watch this space over the next couple of years :P


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31 Aug 2012   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpeedyED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The problem I see here is that you are using one of those router/modem combo's plus another router. This arrangement hardly ever works correctly and isn't worth the hassle of trying to make it work right.

You really need to get a regular modem then plug it into the WAN port on your regular router. This makes for a hassle free and reliable network which I'm sure is what you want.

And I'm wondering why your router says Linksys and also D-link?

In a nutshell, all of your problems are from setting up your network incorrectly and have nothing to do with the Homegroup at all.
hmmmmm so are you saying ditch both routers together and just go out and buy an ADSL Modem/Router that has the wireless connectivity built into it?

In Packet Tracer that "LInksys" bit is the actual router it's trying to simulate, I can't simply just go in and delete that bit of writing and say its a TP-Link Router (at least I don't think I can..), that's why I've written "TP-Link" underneath that bit.

When our network was setup it was setup 6 years ago and based upon a different laptop running XP Pro, at the time it also needed to be able to print on the network but wirelessly, and I think at the time you couldn't buy an ADSL Modem Router that not only had wireless connectivity but also had a print server embedded in it too. Now back in those day's I knew nothing about networking, we had a technician set that all up back in the day, Right now however I'm doing a course in Computer Assembly and Repair and naturally one of the subjects in that is networking so I am starting to get my head around it all, networking is after all the most annoying subject you have to learn because it is so complex!!! I do plan on moving up into an advanced diploma in Networking/computer systems and engineering so watch this space over the next couple of years :P
I'm saying for a reliable network, get a standard modem "not a combo unit" and plug the standard modem into your main routers WAN port, very simple. You need to ditch the combo unit for sure.

If you want to use one of your other routers "I'm assuming you have two" as a wireless access point you can do that by either choosing to use the access point mode on the secondary router or at the very least turn off DHCP on the secondary router, though other adjustments may be required.

The main router handles DHCP for all machines in the network and the A/P as well.

The A/P would be plugged into a LAN port on your main router or further down the line into a standard switch.
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31 Aug 2012   #13
SpeedyED

Laptop - Windows Professional 32bit Desktop - Windows Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrhiab View Post
Have you deleted the original homegroup, and made a new one?
Are both the modem and router in the same location? (room)
If so disable DHCP on your ADSL and run the DHCP through your D-Link and plug your desktop into that.
You would have to log into your D-Link and turn on the DHCP and plug back into your WAN port and I'd reconfigure the wireless while your there.
You.Are.A.Legend!!!

Well I am no officially connected to our homegroup!

One slight snag though, I can't seem to share specific files and folders, if I right click the folder and then go share with I get 3 options: Nobody, Homegroup (read) and Homegroup (read/write). No matter if I click either homegroup it doesn't seem to share it with homegroup, if I right click the folder again and navigate to share with I find theres a padlock still on "Nobody". Any suggestions?
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31 Aug 2012   #14
SpeedyED

Laptop - Windows Professional 32bit Desktop - Windows Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpeedyED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The problem I see here is that you are using one of those router/modem combo's plus another router. This arrangement hardly ever works correctly and isn't worth the hassle of trying to make it work right.

You really need to get a regular modem then plug it into the WAN port on your regular router. This makes for a hassle free and reliable network which I'm sure is what you want.

And I'm wondering why your router says Linksys and also D-link?

In a nutshell, all of your problems are from setting up your network incorrectly and have nothing to do with the Homegroup at all.
hmmmmm so are you saying ditch both routers together and just go out and buy an ADSL Modem/Router that has the wireless connectivity built into it?

In Packet Tracer that "LInksys" bit is the actual router it's trying to simulate, I can't simply just go in and delete that bit of writing and say its a TP-Link Router (at least I don't think I can..), that's why I've written "TP-Link" underneath that bit.

When our network was setup it was setup 6 years ago and based upon a different laptop running XP Pro, at the time it also needed to be able to print on the network but wirelessly, and I think at the time you couldn't buy an ADSL Modem Router that not only had wireless connectivity but also had a print server embedded in it too. Now back in those day's I knew nothing about networking, we had a technician set that all up back in the day, Right now however I'm doing a course in Computer Assembly and Repair and naturally one of the subjects in that is networking so I am starting to get my head around it all, networking is after all the most annoying subject you have to learn because it is so complex!!! I do plan on moving up into an advanced diploma in Networking/computer systems and engineering so watch this space over the next couple of years :P
I'm saying for a reliable network, get a standard modem "not a combo unit" and plug the standard modem into your main routers WAN port, very simple. You need to ditch the combo unit for sure.

If you want to use one of your other routers "I'm assuming you have two" as a wireless access point you can do that by either choosing to use the access point mode on the secondary router or at the very least turn off DHCP on the secondary router, though other adjustments may be required.

The main router handles DHCP for all machines in the network and the A/P as well.

The A/P would be plugged into a LAN port on your main router or further down the line into a standard switch.
So when you say standard modem you really just mean a modem that doesn't do any form of "routing" right?

We have 2 routers - 1x ADSL modem/router - TP-Link TD-8840T
1x Wireless Router - DI-524UP
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