Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Trouble setting up Wired/Wireless Homegroup (linksys)

10 Sep 2010   #1
ulteriormotive

WINDOWS 7 64BIT ULTIMATE
 
 
Trouble setting up Wired/Wireless Homegroup (linksys)

Hey there..
Small tidbit of Info

I have a Home network...
I.S.P. to Router (Linksys WRT610N) To a Switch (Linksys SD2008) To computers...

Now my problem occurs when i try to set up my Workgroup

I can connect and see two desktops which are connected to my switch both using Windows 7 Ultimate...

But my laptops connected to my Router cannot access anything on my switch...

When i do a Network Map on my router i do see all the computers connected both wired and wireless BUT Windows 7 wont let me connect...

One of the laptops is a Windows 7 Home Premium, and the other laptop is also a Windows 7 Ultimate.

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...

All searches turn up nothing..I have infact upgraded my firmware for my router and have double checked and there is NO formware available for my switch...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Sep 2010   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

can ALL of the computers access the NET?

"laptops connected to my Router cannot access anything on my switch"

are the laptops 'connected' via wireless? or wired?

can these laptops connect to each other?

can the 'desktops' connect to each other?

please answer these questions--I'll check back later
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ulteriormotive View Post
Hey there..
Small tidbit of Info

I have a Home network...
I.S.P. to Router (Linksys WRT610N) To a Switch (Linksys SD2008) To computers...

Now my problem occurs when i try to set up my Workgroup

I can connect and see two desktops which are connected to my switch both using Windows 7 Ultimate...

But my laptops connected to my Router cannot access anything on my switch...

When i do a Network Map on my router i do see all the computers connected both wired and wireless BUT Windows 7 wont let me connect...

One of the laptops is a Windows 7 Home Premium, and the other laptop is also a Windows 7 Ultimate.

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...

All searches turn up nothing..I have infact upgraded my firmware for my router and have double checked and there is NO formware available for my switch...
Which A/V software do you have installed on those machines?

It might also help if you do an ipconfig /all on those machines to make sure they are all using the same defaut gateway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Sep 2010   #4
itamar

7 pro
 
 

make sure your router supports IP v6. if nothing else works you can try one of the following:

option 1:
install MS virtual PC, run win XP and start network sharing within the XP virtual machine. To get MSVPC go here:
Download details: Virtual PC 2007

you can also run Sun's VM: VirtualBox


option 2:
this wont solve printer sharing issues but for file sharing purposes use one of the many available FTP client/server and transfer files between the two machines. here is a popular one:
FileZilla - The free FTP solution

make sure Win 7 firewall has the necessary ports open or you wont be able to connect.

please let me know if you have any questions,

Itamar Belisha
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Trouble setting up Wired/Wireless Homegroup (linksys)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need help & advice for setting up Hard Wired & what to do for Wireless
Hi, I am taking a job with a company that is work from home. One of their requirements is that I have my computer Hard Wired to the Internet not working off my Wireless connection. My question is multi level. I only have one desktop computer and so this is where I have my Wireless router plugged in...
Network & Sharing
Win7 Cannot join homegroup wired and wireless
Just got new house, and putting together a new win7 homegroup network (new isp, modem & router) I have the wired computers(3) connected through the router to homegroup called network3. And they can share file, and printers just fine. The wireless laptop connects to the router though a wireless...
Network & Sharing
Wired & wireless trouble
Hi, I have PC-A (Vista) wired to modem/wireless-router, PC-B(Windows 7 Pro) wireless connection via USB adapter, and PC-C(Windows 7 Pro) that I want to wire thru ethernet. Internet access OK on A & B, not required on C. I Just want to share files between B & C. 1st question: Do I need a...
Network & Sharing
Cannot join homegroup wired vs wireless
My environment consists of: Desktop running Windows 7 Pro x64 - Wired connection to Verizon FIOS Actiontec MI424WR Laptop running Windows Home Premium x64 - Wireless connection to same router Laptop running Windows Pro x64 - Wireless connection to same router The two wireless devices...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup with wired/wireless and multiple routers
Ok so here is the issue that I ran into. In my home I originally had just a wireless belkin router connected to my comcast modem which was an access point for 4 wireless computers and one wired computer in my office, I have just recently started using windows 7 on all my computers here and I wanted...
Network & Sharing
Help setting up wireless linksys router
I had to redo my uncles wireless router this weekend. I was able to get the router hooked up and working with a hardwire, but the wireless didn't seem to get setup and when I tried to do it through control panel I didnt have any luck. I should say that I think he's on Vista (it's a compaq...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App