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Windows 7: Cannot see/connect to homegroup


10 Sep 2012   #1

32bit
 
 
Cannot see/connect to homegroup

Hello,
I cannot see or join to homegroup I created on computer A.

Computer C can connect to homegroup created on computer A, but computer B cannot see that homegroup it gives option Ready to create. Computer A and B are running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and are connected to internet with cable, Computer B is running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and is connected to internet with wireless.

Troubleshooting:
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Everything that Windows Troubleshooter suggested (synchronize clocks, run troubleshooter on computer that created homegroup)
Reinstalled Windows (I tryed to install Windows 7 Premium 32-bit, but it didnt work (got stuck on Expanding Files 0%, than i got an error i cant remember it right now but i will look into history on another computer later)

Well still i rode that it doesn't matter (in Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows Starter you can only join one but you cannot create one)

Thanks for reading, any help would be appreciated.


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11 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Homegroups sometimes has problems connecting through a wireless network depending on the router being used.

You might try joining the Homegroup using a wired connection, then after you join you should be able to go back to using wireless and hopefully the Homegroup will remain visible.
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11 Sep 2012   #3

32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Homegroups sometimes has problems connecting through a wireless network depending on the router being used.

You might try joining the Homegroup using a wired connection, then after you join you should be able to go back to using wireless and hopefully the Homegroup will remain visible.
Already tried that didn't work ):

EDIT:
After i restarted the Computer on which homegroup was run that fixed the problem. But if i switch to Wireless again i cannot see computers in homegroup so its like im not joined to that homegroup.

Let me show you my Network map

Internet
|
|
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Primary Router---------Computer A (cable)
| |
| |________Computer C (cable)
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|
|
Secondary Router----------Computer B (wireless)

And even if i switch my Primary router i still cannot see them. In that case Network map looks like this:

Internet
|
|
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Primary Router-------- Computer A (cable)
| |
| |________Computer C (cable)
| |
| |________Computer B (wireless)
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|
Secondary Router

I guess its a problem with my primary router since this didnt happen on my last router (switched routers like 3 weeks ago)
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13 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes it's most likely a router problem I agree. You would be better off using a dedicated access point rather than another router because routers have ports and firewalls which often times create navigation problems.

Access points have these features turned off so they tend to work better than a router. Some routers even have an access point mode for this reason.

At the very least on the secondary router you would need to be plugged into your main routers LAN port with DHCP turned off but often times other settings are required to get the second router working right.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001...ional-routers/

The link below shows some other router settings you might have missed.
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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14 Sep 2012   #5

32bit
 
 

Thanks turned off second router and everything work fine. Gonna try disabling dhcp, and those other settings if that won't work. Plus every day Internet doesn't work for an hour or so(i am going to turn it back tomorrow morning)

Sorry for my English I'm writing on my phone
Thanks for help, hope it works!
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14 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Plug the secondary router into a LAN port not the WAN and disable dhcp...basically putting in a switch mode. But you can still use the wireless on it.
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15 Sep 2012   #7

32bit
 
 

Swiching from WAN to Lan fixed it . And now its like im connected to my primary router (same ip)

I Thank you all for helping me.
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