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: What should my network settings be?

30 Jun 2014   #1
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
What should my network settings be?

I'm running Windows 7 on HP Pavillion. I'm having trouble with family user account side of computer showing devices and printers window with items in it, just a blank screen. See attachment. My administration side of accounts shows the items in window. I created a new user account call Test and it shows items in the devices and printers window.
The computer is the only one in this home. What group settings should be, workgroup or homegroup? What should the following settings be for Workgroup and/or Homegroup? Thanks




Attached Thumbnails
What should my network settings be?-capture-blank-device-printer-window.jpg   What should my network settings be?-capture-homegroup.jpg   What should my network settings be?-capture-workgroup.jpg   What should my network settings be?-capture-click-samsungbluerayplayer.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jun 2014   #2
sandravlado

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Hi. As per last image, you have a notification "Network Discovery is turned Off" - Click on that and turn on network Discovery. This way, other devices in your network will be visible to your PC.
Control Panel > network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings > turn on network discovery
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #3
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandravlado View Post
Hi. As per last image, you have a notification "Network Discovery is turned Off" - Click on that and turn on network Discovery. This way, other devices in your network will be visible to your PC.
Control Panel > network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings > turn on network discovery
So am I on a network? Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jun 2014   #4
sandravlado

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

What do you mean "Am I on a network"? Per screenshot, you belong to a 'Homegroup', this network should be protected by a password. I would suggest to change from Homegroup to Workgroup.
But, in any way, you should be able to turn on network discovery to be able to see devices on your network.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What should my network settings be?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Network Settings Tool?
Does anybody make software you can run on your computer that will show all your network settings and any other settings that will affect your networks speed and functionality? I am network stupid I have tried to follow network tutorials to setting up networks in the past either you get lucky...
Network & Sharing
How do I remove network path? (network file and folder settings)
After reinstalling OS, I was fiddling around to change the name of the user folder until I accidentally added network path from folder sharing option as you can see from the screenshot below: http://i.imgur.com/JlJI78c.png Is there a way to remove such path or make that space "not shared" like...
Network & Sharing
Messed up network settings
I have a Vodafone dongle that I use for internet connectivity, somewhere I did something to the laptops network settings and it cant connect. It's like it clashes wth a network or something. Is there a way to reset ALL the network settings to their original state? Please, someone, HELP.
Network & Sharing
network printer settings?
Printer is USB wired to desktop. When I sent a print job to HP laser jet 1018 will not print until restart desktop computer. I believe I must have something set wrong. I just have not been able to find what is wrong. Laptop and desktop are both running windows 7 64 bit. I would be thankfull for...
Network & Sharing
Server network settings
Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially...
Network & Sharing
network settings will not stay
when i was running the windows 7 rc, everything ran well with my network settings. today, i received my windows 7 party pack and installed the os. whenever i reboot the computer, i don't have internet access. i have to go to network and sharing center to go to the ipv4 settings to input the...
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 03:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App