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18 Jan 2014   #1
jjm293

windows7
 
 
workgroup

i set up a workgroup with my desktop (Dell Inspiron) and my laptop (Acer 5532). My laptop crashed and I had to reset the Acer back to original system settings. Now iam not able to add the laptop to the home group.I've tried adding itusing the workgroup password butit doesn't work. any suggestions would be appreciated


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18 Jan 2014   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Are you able to access the internet from your laptop?
Can you please provide us an ipconfig/all output coming from the laptop for us to review?
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19 Jan 2014   #3
jjm293

windows7
 
 

yes, i can access the internet from the laptop and the desktop.
i entererd ipconfig inth run box onthe desktop but nothing happens so i don't knoe how to get the info you asked for.
I'm not very computer savvy.
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19 Jan 2014   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

No worries.... You'll have to type cmd from the run box then look up right click on cmd and choose run as Administrator. You'll see the black screen where you'll have to type ipconfig/all then press enter. The rest of the tutorial is in the link that I've provided you Post#2.

Any more questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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20 Jan 2014   #5
jjm293

windows7
 
 

Router is NetgearWMD2000v3;provider is cablevision;connection to desktop is via cabe from router, connectio to laptop is via wireless from router;virus rotectio is malwarebytes and windows security essentials
no luck trying to attach txt file of ipconfig/all
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20 Jan 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjm293 View Post
Router is NetgearWMD2000v3;provider is cablevision;connection to desktop is via cabe from router, connectio to laptop is via wireless from router;virus rotectio is malwarebytes and windows security essentials
no luck trying to attach txt file of ipconfig/all
Maybe try unzipping and then click on the file below, it will create a .txt file on your desktop which you can upload to here so 2XG can have a look.


Attached Files
File Type: zip NetworkInformation.zip (35.1 KB, 4 views)
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20 Jan 2014   #7
jjm293

windows7
 
 

Still trying to send ipconfig as attachment


Attached Files
File Type: txt ipconfig_laptop.txt (2.7 KB, 0 views)
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20 Jan 2014   #8
jjm293

windows7
 
 

here is copy of ipconfig ;

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Marge>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Marge-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-EE-E6-B0-22-A9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b4e6:9b60:541e:7e%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.17(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 20, 2014 7:29:02 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:29:04 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 302837478
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-69-CE-31-00-26-22-63-F4-A1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Contro
ller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-22-63-F4-A1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{C0D0AC9A-09B4-4646-B320-29E7379DD434}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:24f1:2157:e7d0:d3e(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24f1:2157:e7d0:d3e%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
C:\Users\Marge>
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20 Jan 2014   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

In the first post you mentioned "Workgroup" then after that mentioned you can't rejoin the Homegroup?

These are two completely different methods of sharing so I'm wondering which one are you having a problem with?
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20 Jan 2014   #10
jjm293

windows7
 
 

WEll, onthe desktop, right c lick on Computer and under properties it shows Workgroup.

In Home group in control panel it says "this computer belongs to a home group".

there is an option to view and/or print the group password.

when I enter that password on the laptop to join the homegroup it is not successful
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