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Windows 7: Homegroup

17 Jul 2010   #1
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 
Homegroup

Ok I have desktop and laptop which i can connect to each other using homegroup, the laptop is on wireless and the desktop is plugged into the router with ethernet and it works fine.
The problem is as soon as i connect the laptop using ethernet to the same router it just wont work, can anybody help with this.

Thanks.


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17 Jul 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

When you say won't work are you referring to networking the computers or the connection in general. If the connection itself doesn't work then you might have a bad router port, ethernet cable or lan port. If the network stops working then you may need to look into what differences you have set on your computer between using Wireless and LAN. Does it change network settings, etc.
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17 Jul 2010   #3
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

Both machines can use the internet, Laptop can browse the web on wireless or ethernet, its just the problem that i cant use home group on the laptop when connected to the router with ethernet, it works on wireless no problem.
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17 Jul 2010   #4
GotMilk

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

When you plug into the router, do the lights on the ethernet card start blinking?

Does your router use something that may sound like "MAC Filtering"?
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17 Jul 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are both computers Windows 7 in the Home Group?
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17 Jul 2010   #6
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

Both machines are win 7 and both can access the internet through the router, homegroup works on the laptop but only on wireless not ethernet, but i can browse the web using both connections
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17 Jul 2010   #7
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Plug your ethernet cable from Laptop to router and join the home group..you might say that you are in the home group already .. yes but it is recognised as a wireless connection not Ethernet..you might be asked to put the code again for the home group network ...and you might have to configure your router as well.. I dont know which router you using .
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19 Jul 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
Both machines are win 7 and both can access the internet through the router, homegroup works on the laptop but only on wireless not ethernet, but i can browse the web using both connections
You should leave the Homegroup while connected with the wireless connection then rejoin the Homegroup using the wired connection. At that point both credentials should be stored on your machine and you should be able to use the Homegroup from either connection.

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