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Windows 7: network confusion

19 Feb 2010   #1
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
network confusion

I am experiencing a weird network problem. I have a Windows XP desktop, and Windows 7 laptop and a Ubuntu laptop. All are on the same named Network which is called HOME All machines are on yet the 2 windows machines don't see each other, but I can see both windows machines shares from my linux laptop. The strange thing is, I have mapped one of the XP drives to the Windows 7 laptop and it saw it for about 2 days and now it doesn't. I checked that every computer is connected to the HOME network. What next? More importantly, why does this occur?


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19 Feb 2010   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I always recommend removing (not disabling) any third party software firewall/antivirus applications, doing a reboot, and seeing if the networking issues stop.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

yes, i have tried that, still experiencing the problem, Now the XP machine is not showing in my network group at all from my Win7 laptop. Still searching this board and others, plus google. Thanks for the reply
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19 Feb 2010   #4
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If your network contains computers running different versions Windows, put all computers in the same workgroup. Here is a resource to help you set it up: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ons-of-Windows.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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19 Feb 2010   #5
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

I have them all on the same network (workgroup) it is named HOME.
right now after rebooting the windows machine, they are all showing now. Time will tell, I am monitoring everything closely to see if I detect why one or two computers drop out.
Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
If your network contains computers running different versions Windows, put all computers in the same workgroup. Here is a resource to help you set it up: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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19 Feb 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

When you say the w7 and Xp can't see each other, do you mean as you type "\\W7" and "\\XPmachine" the shares are not listed?
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