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Windows 7: How do I share my computer on our network?

30 Nov 2009   #1
ahosser

 
 
How do I share my computer on our network?

I have a network setup with in our home, and am able to connect to it through windows 7 but after a bit of time all the other computers dissappear off of the network. Also I am having difficutly sharing my folders on the network. The other computers in my home operate on Vista or lower so I am not sure of the issue. I have lowered the encryption and allowed windows to activly look for networks which it does well but it will only do this for a short period of time. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Like I said the network will apper and I do have access to it on occassion but then disappers and will not return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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30 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahosser View Post
I have a network setup with in our home, and am able to connect to it through windows 7 but after a bit of time all the other computers dissappear off of the network. Also I am having difficutly sharing my folders on the network. The other computers in my home operate on Vista or lower so I am not sure of the issue. I have lowered the encryption and allowed windows to activly look for networks which it does well but it will only do this for a short period of time. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Like I said the network will apper and I do have access to it on occassion but then disappers and will not return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi and welcome

Im pretty confident you are using homegroup for networking. Homegroup works well when only win 7 machines are on it but in a mixed environment it is iffy. there is a pretty simple solution. Instead of using homegroup, you can change to a work modol and use workgroup. that should make sharing easier and encrypion as well. homegroup uses IPv6, which can cause random drops, disconnects, etc.

To change to workgroup go into networking and set up new networj using the workgroup. when it is set up and working you can simply disable IPv6 and kill the homegroup.

Let us know if you need help with that


Kenn J++
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29 Jan 2010   #3
trekfrk

Windows7
 
 
disappearing network

Go into all your XP machines and disable "simple file sharing".
Go into your router and assign static IP addresses for all your non Windows 7 machines.
Reboot your router, restart all your computers, refresh your Win 7 network list, and you should be all set. You might have to reboot your router a second time after all the computers restart. Let me know how it worked for you or if you need any help with the above instructions.

Larry
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29 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

To share files, it's important that all machines are ont he same network. Regardless or wireless or wired network, the principle of basic file sharing is the same. How are your network set up? does all the machines ping one another?
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31 Mar 2012   #5
bipro

windows XP
 
 
Network and Sharing with Windows 7

Dear all ,

How are you ? I think you are fine . I am so fine . By the way .
Networking and sharing also needs proper security related options and Microsoft Windows 7 has advanced security and permission options both for the local users and the network users. It has a client server environment where users on a professional Operating System can apply settings to its personal computer just like a server to its client. However, the standalone server mode has a limited directory and security criteria as compared to pure server Operating Systems. There are three categories of network in Windows 7 (i.e. Home Network, Business Network, and Public Network). The details regarding network and sharing options in Microsoft Windows 7 are further elaborated with detailed please click here Network and Sharing with Windows 7

Bipro jit
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