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Windows 7: accessing win 7 from win 8 over wifi network

23 Feb 2017   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
accessing win 7 from win 8 over wifi network

i have 2 laptop, one with win 7 and one with win 8

yesterday when i tried to access win 7 laptop over wifi network from windows 8 computer

i got the following error message




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23 Feb 2017   #2
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

when i tried to access win 8 laptop over wifi network from windows 7 computer

i was also unable to ping win 8 computer from win 7 as seen in screen shot

i did check the ip address to make sure that i didnt misspell the ip address

i got the following error message


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23 Feb 2017   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you create a homegroup on 1 PC and join the other PC to that Homegroup, and did you turn on all the sharing options on both PC`s ?

192.168.10.3 is a strange IP Address, are you sure it`s not 192.168.1.3 ????
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23 Feb 2017   #4
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Dear ADDRAM

can you please guide me to tutorial on how to create homegroup and turn on sharing

i used ipconfig command to find the IP address as 192.168.10.3, we have wireless router which assigns DHCP IP address to all the computers in my home

thanks in advance
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23 Feb 2017   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Control Panel>Homegroup


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23 Feb 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can you ping the router ?

192.168.10.1 ????
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23 Feb 2017   #7
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Dear AddRAM

ok thanks

and yes i can ping the router
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23 Feb 2017   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK then once you create the Homegroup each pc should be able to see each other.

Make sure this is changed to Homegroup on both PC`s.


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23 Feb 2017   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should also be able to login to the router if it`s ip address indeed is 192.168.10.1

Type 192.168.10.1 into Chrome, hit enter and your router login page should come up.

Does it ?
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23 Feb 2017   #10
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

yes i am able to see the login page of router
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