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Windows 7: Can't see both Workgroups


10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Can't see both Workgroups

On Xp, the following was a 30-second job: on Windows 7 I've spent hours and got nowhere....

My main workgroup is "bp" and that is what my main Windows 7 PC is joined to. I also have a QNAP NAS which is on a workgroup called "nas". On XP, I could see both workgroups easily by browsing the Windows networks, but on Windows 7 it only shows me the workgroup that the Windows 7 PC is part of - not the other workgroup on the network.

So how do I browse all networks on the newsgroup ?

All I want to do is access the NAS drive, which is at \\TS109ii\Multimedia but even I type that into the 'Map Network Drive' box it asks me for user name & password. As far as I know there is none, and I certainly didn't those to access it from XP.

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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

rjay, welcome to the forums
Do you have a firewall active? I used to get the "username and password" thing (in XP actually) when the firewall was active and blocking some traffic
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10 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rjay View Post
On Xp, the following was a 30-second job: on Windows 7 I've spent hours and got nowhere....

My main workgroup is "bp" and that is what my main Windows 7 PC is joined to. I also have a QNAP NAS which is on a workgroup called "nas". On XP, I could see both workgroups easily by browsing the Windows networks, but on Windows 7 it only shows me the workgroup that the Windows 7 PC is part of - not the other workgroup on the network.

So how do I browse all networks on the newsgroup ?

All I want to do is access the NAS drive, which is at \\TS109ii\Multimedia but even I type that into the 'Map Network Drive' box it asks me for user name & password. As far as I know there is none, and I certainly didn't those to access it from XP.
You need to use the same "workgroup" name for everything to work correctly. Just change the workgroup name on the QNAP to bp.
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