Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Two Win7 PCs in need of networking

15 May 2014   #21
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

In the box I put around "Network 2" you need to click on Public Network and change it to "Home Network"

You can't have a homegroup while your settings are set to Public Network.




Attached Images
Two Win7 PCs in need of networking-home.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 May 2014   #22
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can't be any clearer change to Home Network.

Start reading My friend.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2014   #23
solarblast

home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
OK, I changed "Home Network" to Public. A dialog appeared shown in the attachment. What am I supposed to do there? Use what's below "Change your network settings"? If I press Public network, it gives me the three choices again, Home, Work, Public.
Select Home then write down the password.

This is the password you will use to connect another computer to your homegroup
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
I've seen the link before. It looks like over kill. If I have to deal with, I will pay some $ to a local network guy here.

See attached.
OK, I went back to Home, and clicked a Create Homegroup (documents, printer, in my case). It balked with the msg in the attachment.

My pwds are the same on each PC.


Attached Images
Two Win7 PCs in need of networking-hg_notset.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 May 2014   #24
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which computers are which?

Remember it is you who asked for help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2014   #25
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
OK, I changed "Home Network" to Public. A dialog appeared shown in the attachment. What am I supposed to do there? Use what's below "Change your network settings"? If I press Public network, it gives me the three choices again, Home, Work, Public.
Select Home then write down the password.

This is the password you will use to connect another computer to your homegroup
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
I've seen the link before. It looks like over kill. If I have to deal with, I will pay some $ to a local network guy here.

See attached.
OK, I went back to Home, and clicked a Create Homegroup (documents, printer, in my case). It balked with the msg in the attachment.

My pwds are the same on each PC.
Can you take another screen shot of the same screen as you did in the first post?

This is a very simple task, if there is a problem, we can fix it but you have to follow the directions.

Paying a network guy to setup your Homegroup is like paying a personal chef to make you a PB&J.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2014   #26
solarblast

home premium 64bit
 
 

Here is the repeat. Apparently, you cannot see it above.


Attached Thumbnails
Two Win7 PCs in need of networking-hgx.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2014   #27
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Here is the repeat. Apparently, you cannot see it above.
Ok so now that you are setup with a Home Network... Lets start over.

Leave the Homegroup on the PC you created it on
Homegroup - Leave

Lets create the Homegroup again
Homegroup - Create

Then Join the new Homegroup
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

You may need to disable antivirus software

Here is a troubleshooting guide to help
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

These instructions were compiled by Chev nearly 4 years ago, to give credit where its due.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2014   #28
solarblast

home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Here is the repeat. Apparently, you cannot see it above.
Ok so now that you are setup with a Home Network... Lets start over.

Leave the Homegroup on the PC you created it on
Homegroup - Leave

Lets create the Homegroup again
Homegroup - Create

Then Join the new Homegroup
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

You may need to disable antivirus software

Here is a troubleshooting guide to help
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

These instructions were compiled by Chev nearly 4 years ago, to give credit where its due.
I don't see why I need to go to the trouble of creating and joining, as described. It's pretty easy. I don't plan to disable the antivirus. The guide looks good, but ...

I happened to bring this problem up to my wife. She's got two Linux machines, which she uses a lot. She has two Win 7 PC, which she casually uses. That surprised me. She told me that she had no trouble getting homegroups on her Win7, networked. Apparently, it just happened the first time she put them on the network. She got very interested in my problem.

We discovered that #2 had a partially severed ethernet cable that stopped #1 and #2 syncing. Second we found an XP PC (#3) and had a name identical to #2. That happened because #3 contains a lot of programs I need in #2, so it made some sense to name #2 the same as #3. She dived into some admin tool, and found three "peer" items, one needed to be changed. It didn't help. Still #1 will not allow homegroups to be installed. Next we checked the firewall, and made a change there. Still no luck. There's something wrong with #1.

We've given up for day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2014   #29
solarblast

home premium 64bit
 
 

Done. An important ingredient here was Admin Tools on the Control Panel. Click on Services, Scroll down to Homegrouplistener. Double click on it, and set Startup type to automatic. Click Start under Service status. OK.

Scroll down one line to HomegroupProvider. Double click, and do the start per above. Next go to Peer Networking groups, and set as above.

My wife figured it out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2014   #30
solarblast

home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Which computers are which?

Remember it is you who asked for help.
Check out my last post below.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Two Win7 PCs in need of networking




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 Networking Problem
Well, I went through the nice tutorial Sharing and Permissions as I have done so many times. When I try to move files from one computer to A to Computer B and set up Allway Sync for backup, I get the attached error message (please see snippet). And I shared both the Computer A and the...
Network & Sharing
Problems Networking two Win7 Computers
I have two Win7 machines that I am trying to connect via a router, both via a LAN and wireless. A printer is also wired to the router. The netwrok is desiganted as a Home Network on both computers.The system worked until I replaced a laptop running XP with a desktop running Win7. The network...
Network & Sharing
Enter Network Password: win7 to win7 networking
Yes, yet another question about the "network password" issue with Win7 networking. This has nothing to do with Win7-winxp networking, as most of the questions related to this subject (from google) appear to be. This is an issue of 1 single win7 installation being unable to connect to...
Network & Sharing
Win7 Networking with a Mac
Hello, I have two machines, a laptop with Win7 RC Ultimate (32bit) and a desktop with Win7 Pro (32bit). Together, they have a nice little HOMEGROUP network. The laptop can print from the shared printer, and both transfer files easily. The problem: my roommate has a MacBook Pro (from 2008)...
Network & Sharing
Networking Between Win7, Vista and WinXP-Pro - HELP Pls
Hi, And thanks for reading my question. I ahve the following setup. 2x Win7 RC systems, hardwired. 2x WinXP-Pro systems, hardwired 1x WinXP-Pro Laptop, wireless 1x Vista Laptop, wireless. No home server installed.
Network & Sharing
A Win7 Networking Question?
Hello People Am I going nuts, or is it not possible to network my WinXP laptop and Win7 PC? The best answer i guess is that i'm going nuts:sick: I wish to run an application on the laptop, that is able to read & WRITE files OUTSIDE of the Public folder on my PC. I just don't seem...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:10.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App