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Windows 7: How do I create a Wired Home Network ?

19 May 2014   #21
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Either way gives you a static(fixed IP) you did not in the first place that you give a fixed IP using DHCP reservation chev65. I don't have a crstal ball you know.
I was just saying for simplicity and to make resets easier because people tend to forget static settings. The static IP didn't appear to be working for the OP and sometimes the easy way is the best way.

DHCP reservation is a bit different than static IP because the list is maintained only on the gateway router. No need to add static IP's to any router or machine this way. Not to mention you don't even need to use DHCP reservation or a static IP for an access point. The IP that the gateway assigns will work fine.

I think the real problem now is joining the Homegroup.


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19 May 2014   #22
tznomani

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Will try some of your suggestions and report back. If I fix it I will detail everything I did so that it can help someone. If not... will have to post again.

Thanks guys for being patient.
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19 May 2014   #23
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would agree the problem is joining the the Homegroup because they are in the same subnet.

Probably isn't firewall because they can ping each other chev65.
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20 May 2014   #24
tznomani

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply. I finally got them to network together but not in the way I originally wanted but at least the network is setup. I gave up on creating a home group and sharing the files and printer, because I couldn't find out what was wrong. So, I thought why don't I try with a workgroup. Well I made both the computers part of the same workgroup, and then made standard users on each pc for the other pc to use as a login. Then I shared the folders I wanted and the printer too with those username and password. Still the PC's were not connecting so I checked on Windows 7 Workgroup problems and I found a site with some detailed setting changes for my services and it worked.

Thanks guys for all your help and support. Will try to keep reading these forums and help others if I can.
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20 May 2014   #25
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Having them all in Workgroup is a neccessity for Homegroups as well.. Glad all is fixed.

It is my plseaure in trying to help you.
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21 May 2014   #26
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Having them all in Workgroup is a neccessity for Homegroups as well.. Glad all is fixed.

It is my plseaure in trying to help you.
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Hi,

Sorry for the late reply. I finally got them to network together but not in the way I originally wanted but at least the network is setup. I gave up on creating a home group and sharing the files and printer, because I couldn't find out what was wrong. So, I thought why don't I try with a workgroup. Well I made both the computers part of the same workgroup, and then made standard users on each pc for the other pc to use as a login. Then I shared the folders I wanted and the printer too with those username and password. Still the PC's were not connecting so I checked on Windows 7 Workgroup problems and I found a site with some detailed setting changes for my services and it worked.

Thanks guys for all your help and support. Will try to keep reading these forums and help others if I can.
The default services settings should work fine for you, unless somebody shut them off for some reason.

The default services settings should never require any type of adjustment just to set up a simple Workgroup so if you needed to mess with them then someone shut of them off or a virus or malware made those adjustments for you.

You are welcome for allowing me to fix your access point problems which was actually the original problem here. It's too bad you didn't allow me to fix the problems with the Homegroup because I had some info that would have helped.

I hate to break the news to you Cyberman but having all machines in the same workgroup IS NOT a requirement for the Homegroup to function. It's a completely different sharing system that doesn't use workgroup names at all. Although you do need to be a member of the Workgroup if you want to down share to any of the local Workgroup machines.

In fact the Homegroup is actually a Domain within a Workgroup, "it's not just to make sharing easier it's to make sharing safer as well", because when you set up a Homegroup it creates a password protected virtual wall between you and the Workgroup machines, which means the Workgroup machines can't access any of the shared Library's on any of the Homegroup machines unless they are shared out with "Everyone" using the Homegroup style sharing options.

I never said anything about the firewall and I never need to mess with it.
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