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Windows 7: Buggy HomeGroup?


02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 
Buggy HomeGroup?

Simple problem:
After installing Windows Seven Professional x86 on my Mom's laptop a couple o' days ago, I set up a HomeGroup so we can share files. My mom can easily access my files even from the bedroom (room furtherest from my pc), but when I want to get something from her libraries I usually get rejected saying I don't have permission or her computer disappears from the HomeGroup list. On my mom's PC I have set my computer to be allowed, set all libraries to be shared and I checked "Allow Streaming" so I don't see why I have such a problem... The connection doesn't seem to work even when my mom's laptop is LITERALLY next to the router.
The connections with the router are set up like this:
The router gets the Internet from the DSL cable, I get the Internet with another cable coming out of the router (Port 1). My mom gets a wireless connection from the router, but since her laptop is kinda old, she uses a USB WLAN stick to get it. It's a... TP-LINK USB WLAN device or something...
So you got any idea why I have this problem?

Thanks previously,
Stefan.


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02 Jan 2010   #2

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Take a look at the Advanced Sharing Settings. There's a few settings down the list. Make sure they're consistent between your PC and your moms.

Also review the drivers for the USB wireless stick. Make sure they're up to snuff.

Your PC is Windows 7 as well right?
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02 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Stefan,

Double check with the steps in the tutorial below to see if there may have been anything that you missed on both computers while setting up the HomeGroup.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jan 2010   #4

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Nice tutorial!
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02 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Nope there is nothing buggy about Homegroup at all "not for me anyway on 6 completely different machines". If there is a problem it is most likely with your drivers hardware or the way you set up the Homegroup.

The problem could easily be with the laptops TP-LINK USB WLAN device. Or it could even be a router compatiblity problem. I can check for compatiblity on both devices but I need to have the exact product name number and version before I can check.
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Solved!
I didn't have that WLAN Partitions disabled in my router! Thanks! I double checked everything and it is funny working.
Wow, Brink, you never seize to amaze me...
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Solved!
I didn't have that WLAN Partitions disabled in my router! Thanks! I double checked everything and it is funny working.
Wow, Brink, you never seize to amaze me...
Rep+!
Yes those tutorials come in handy because usually it's the little things that keep Homegroup from working correctly.
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03 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

What's interesting is that the first time I tried it it still had the same bug, but after rebooting the laptop everything seemed to work fine. Proof:
Buggy HomeGroup?-untitled.png


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03 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
What's interesting is that the first time I tried it it still had the same bug, but after rebooting the laptop everything seemed to work fine. Proof:
Attachment 45389
Yes rebooting after changing network settings tends to fix those types of problems. It's a bit trickier setting up Homegroup from a wireless connection.
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03 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Solved!
I didn't have that WLAN Partitions disabled in my router! Thanks! I double checked everything and it is funny working.
Wow, Brink, you never seize to amaze me...
Rep+!
You're most welcome. I'm just happy to hear that you got it working now.
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