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Cannot log into home network computer: name or password wrong
I took my old desktop which had a direct connect to a DSL modem and setup it up for as the family computer with wireless access (it has internet access just fine). I changed its computer-name from Shawn (under System, Advanced settings) to "family" so that I could use the same name (Shawn) for my new desktop (which connects via ethernet to the DSL wireless modem).
I can see the old desktop from the new desktop under network in explorer on the new desktop. So i have "Shawn" (new) and "Shawn-PC" (old) but I cannot log in via wireless to the old computer. The old has the new login name "family" but I understand the network only goes by the original computer name? But "Shawn" or "Shawn-PC" does not get me in.
I never changed the password on the old desktop but I did turn it off. But even using the old password does not work.
How can I get access to the shared files on the old (shawn-renamed-family) computer from my new desktop?
win 7 SP1 64x
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|21 Jun 2013||#2|
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To access the machine using the user account 'Family' you would enter the following at that prompt:
Then enter the password for that account on the old machine.
It is advised to use an Administrator account when providing credentials. For example Family should be a system Administrator
My apologies if I misinterpreted your problem. You could remove all authentication procedures by going to network and sharing centre > Change Advanced Sharing Settings and then turning off Password Protected Sharing
Hope This Helps,
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