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Windows 7: Homegroup not connecting between computers on same network

26 May 2014   #1
low90

New South Wales
 
 
Homegroup not connecting between computers on same network

i am using win7 on my pc connected via LAN and win8 on my girlfriends laptop connected via wireless and i have been trying to connect homegroup
i made the group on my pc and when i tried to connect on the laptop it said that the computer could no longer detect the home group so i made the home group off the laptop and then when i tried to connect on the pc it said i need to be connected to a home/private network which i am as i am connected via LAN.

any solution for either option?


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26 May 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by low90 View Post
i am using win7 on my pc connected via LAN and win8 on my girlfriends laptop connected via wireless and i have been trying to connect homegroup
i made the group on my pc and when i tried to connect on the laptop it said that the computer could no longer detect the home group so i made the home group off the laptop and then when i tried to connect on the pc it said i need to be connected to a home/private network which i am as i am connected via LAN.

any solution for either option?
It sounds like you need to from a Public network to a private or Home network before the Homegroup can be created. The following link will help you do that.

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

Most other Homegroup problem can be fixed by going through the Homegroup trouble shooter in the following link.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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26 May 2014   #3
low90

New South Wales
 
 

Both computers are saying they are connected to a private network and I tried the troubleshoot
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