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14 May 2014   #1
solarblast

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Two Win7 PCs in need of networking

I've had a Win 7 PC (#1) in my den for several years, and recently bought another Win 7 PC for another room (#2). I thought with homegroups it was going to be easy to network them. Not so it seems. On #2, I went to Control Panel->Homegroups and checked printer and documents, plus pwd. I found I had somehow Joined. I then went to Control Panel->Homegroups on #1, and was greeted by the attached page. Oddly, I can be on #2, and reach files on #1. BTW, why are there two icons with Network 2 on them. The icons look like park benches.

I'm stumped. Comments?




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14 May 2014   #2
Gator

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

Make sure you create the homegroup correctly
Homegroup - Create

Then join
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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14 May 2014   #3
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Delete any homegroups on each pc. or Laptop.

Choose Home network where it says Public Network on both computers see below to do this:

Choosing a network location - Microsoft Windows Help


To create Homegroup on one computer and then join other computer see below:

HomeGroup from start to finish - Microsoft Windows Help
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14 May 2014   #4
solarblast

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Well, using "Start to finish" above, I figured out how to join on #1. I needed to give it my pwd, which I had from #2. In both machines it failed. Stuck again.

Homegroup - Create. I'm on a workgroup.
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14 May 2014   #5
Gator

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Well, using "Start to finish" above, I figured out how to join on #1. I needed to give it my pwd, which I had from #2. In both machines it failed. Stuck again.
Did you make sure your Network Location was set to home?
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14 May 2014   #6
TheCyberMan

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Well, using "Start to finish" above, I figured out how to join on #1. I needed to give it my pwd, which I had from #2. In both machines it failed. Stuck again.

Homegroup - Create. I'm on a workgroup.
Where are you stuck?
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14 May 2014   #7
solarblast

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Well, using "Start to finish" above, I figured out how to join on #1. I needed to give it my pwd, which I had from #2. In both machines it failed. Stuck again.
Did you make sure your Network Location was set to home?
How do I do that?
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14 May 2014   #8
solarblast

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How do I do that?
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14 May 2014   #9
Gator

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

Where it says "Network 2" and underneath it says "Public Network" Click Public Network

Then change it to "Home Network" then click next, then write down the password.
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14 May 2014   #10
solarblast

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Why would I want a Public Network??
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