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Windows 7: Can't access network computers

03 Jul 2009   #11
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
you cannot access your own computer *from* your own computer?

Hmm - interesting - I have mine working perfectly fine. What AV software are you using?
same computer - as in I am logged into TheBeastIV trying to access (via network) TheBeastIV.


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03 Jul 2009   #12
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobj View Post
Check your WORKGROUP. Make sure it is the same on all computers. (go to control panel, system)
It's the same default WORKGROUP for all computers and I'm not on a domain.

I'm really confused why this is happening, but I'm inclined it has something to do with HomeGroup since I had that set up but then left it.

Also this is a clean install of 7100 x64
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03 Jul 2009   #13
gmemore

Windows 7 Home Premium x64,
 
 

I just recently had some issues with Homegroup, and subsequently left the home group in favor of traditional Network file sharing, and solved the network access problem by rebooting the Modem, Router and each machine. Everything became unlocked then.

But first I spent a few hours trying to "figure out the problem" . Hopefully, it is something that simple for you...
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03 Jul 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
networking

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Every time I try to access a computer on the network I get this error:

Attachment 16525

OK we need all the specs of your computer and network

But I will bet that you have a new win 7 install and the other computer is on xp, right?

Ken

I am the only user on this computer and am part of the administrators group.[/QUOTE]
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03 Jul 2009   #15
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Both computers have windows 7 x64 build 7100 one is a laptop with Dell wireless-g network card the other is a desktop with a Linksys wireless-g network card.

I already tried rebooting the router remotely and each computer.
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03 Jul 2009   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
permissions prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Both computers have windows 7 x64 build 7100 one is a laptop with Dell wireless-g network card the other is a desktop with a Linksys wireless-g network card.

I already tried rebooting the router remotely and each computer.
That error only comes up if the other computer is not connected, or if there is something wrong in network permissions. can you see the other computers in networking (without connecting)?

Is it a homegroup?
do you have the password the same on both computers?
is the homegroup the same?

I hate to suggest simple stuff like this but sometimes it is that simple.

Hope this helps a bit, let us know

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #17
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
That error only comes up if the other computer is not connected, or if there is something wrong in network permissions. can you see the other computers in networking (without connecting)?

Is it a homegroup?
do you have the password the same on both computers?
is the homegroup the same?

I hate to suggest simple stuff like this but sometimes it is that simple.

Hope this helps a bit, let us know

Ken
Yes I can see other computers in the network but I cannot connect to them as it gives me the same error. I am not in a HomeGroup.
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03 Jul 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
networking

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Yes I can see other computers in the network but I cannot connect to them as it gives me the same error. I am not in a HomeGroup.
OK
Not a homegroup, then a workgroup. what are you trying to access on the other computer? is it a shared lib, or data like in xp networking? who owns the data you are trying to access? Is the user id the same on both computers/

Ken
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03 Jul 2009   #19
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Really I'm just trying to access my own computer through the network right now since that is supposed to work as it does on my laptop with same operating system. Both my laptop and desktop are on WORKGROUP, yes. The user ID and password is the same on both computers and all the data is my own. The shares are located at \\<COMPUTERNAME>\Users\Public on each computer. I tried reseting windows firewall to default policies and then turning it off. I tried resetting my router, and restarting my computer. I tried deleting stored Generic Credentials and flushing the DNS cache.
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29 Oct 2010   #20
divebuddies

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

How did you resolve your problem?
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