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Windows 7: I messed up my network. Please help.

13 May 2011   #1
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
I messed up my network. Please help.

Hello everyone,
I am trying to get my pc & laptop on the same network & homegroup (specs below). Things got mismatched and I now have 2 networks instead of 1. Here's how I'm looking right now:
-Homegroup is named HGROUP
-AJAX-PC: Network & Sharing/basic network information--> AJAX-PC--HGROUP--INTERNET. When I click on the house icon, I see AJAX-laptop & AJAX-pc
-AJAX-laptop: Network&Sharing/basic network info--> AJAX-LAPTOP--LAPTOPNETWORK-INTERNET. When I click on the house icon, I see AJAX-laptop only.
I ended up with 2 networks where the laptop doesn't see the pc network. The laptop says there is no homegroup on the network. That's because I have 2. Please help. I've seen this problem on the web, but I still can't fix it. Can I combine this into 1 network?
Thanks, Alan


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13 May 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alant View Post
Hello everyone,
I am trying to get my pc & laptop on the same network & homegroup (specs below). Things got mismatched and I now have 2 networks instead of 1. Here's how I'm looking right now:
-Homegroup is named HGROUP
-AJAX-PC: Network & Sharing/basic network information--> AJAX-PC--HGROUP--INTERNET. When I click on the house icon, I see AJAX-laptop & AJAX-pc
-AJAX-laptop: Network&Sharing/basic network info--> AJAX-LAPTOP--LAPTOPNETWORK-INTERNET. When I click on the house icon, I see AJAX-laptop only.
I ended up with 2 networks where the laptop doesn't see the pc network. The laptop says there is no homegroup on the network. That's because I have 2. Please help. I've seen this problem on the web, but I still can't fix it. Can I combine this into 1 network?
Thanks, Alan

There are several solutions, but a fast easy workaround is to set up a new connection using workgroup and connecting both to that.

You wont even need to remember the homegroup password if you dont want to for workgroup doesnt require one like homegroup.
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14 May 2011   #3
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

How do I go about this? Do I need to delete my existing Homegroup? I have Home Premium on both computers.I would like to establish the new Homegroup on my desktop. My laptop is WIFI. What info do I need from my router? Also, my printer is connected directly to the desktop. I would like to share everything and be able to print from both. Each computer got on its' own network somehow. How do I use just 1 network and delete the other? I am also using Comodo Internet Security on both computers. At 1 point on the desktop, I believe I said to not detect new networks.Thanks.
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14 May 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alant View Post
How do I go about this?
Simply go into network and sharing and create a new network connection using WORKGROUP.

Do I need to delete my existing Homegroup?
If the new connection works then you can kill IPv6 and delete the homegroup

I have Home Premium on both computers.I would like to establish the new Homegroup on my desktop.
To create a new homegroup is more difficult and you may run into the same problem again. Your choice of course.

My laptop is WIFI. What info do I need from my router?
You need do nothing to your router other than reboot it and the PC's at the same time.

Also, my printer is connected directly to the desktop. I would like to share everything and be able to print from both. Each computer got on its' own network somehow. How do I use just 1 network and delete the other?
By using workgroup

I am also using Comodo Internet Security on both computers. At 1 point on the desktop, I believe I said to not detect new networks.Thanks.
No idea but Comodo isnt my personal favorite.

See above
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14 May 2011   #5
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

How do I go about this?
Simply go into network and sharing and create a new network connection using WORKGROUP.
>when I go into network and sharing and select create new network connection, it says I am already connected to a network (hgroup). If I click set up new network, it hangs looking for my router to re-configure. Do I really want that?

Do I need to delete my existing Homegroup?
If the new connection works then you can kill IPv6 and delete the homegroup
pc: Currently, if I click on the homegroup (hgroup), I see the laptop & pc. This is how it looks:
PC--HGROUP-internet. If I click on HGROUP, it shows the laptop and the pc.
laptop:Network and internet says there is no homegroup on the network. If I click connect to network, it says connected to LAPTOP NETWORK. Here's how this looks:
LAPTOP--LAPTOP NETWORK--internet

My laptop is WIFI. What info do I need from my router?
You need do nothing to your router other than reboot it and the PC's at the same time.
see above4240J


Also, my printer is connected directly to the desktop. I would like to share everything and be able to print from both. Each computer got on its' own network somehow. How do I use just 1 network and delete the other?
By using workgroup
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16 May 2011   #6
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Please note my latest responses below zigzag3143's bold comments. Thanks.
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16 May 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alant View Post
How do I go about this?
Simply go into network and sharing and create a new network connection using WORKGROUP.
>when I go into network and sharing and select create new network connection, it says I am already connected to a network (hgroup). If I click set up new network, it hangs looking for my router to re-configure. Do I really want that?

Try booting into safe mode with network. If your network/router/computer locks when clicking new network it is either configured wrong or there is a problem.

Do I need to delete my existing Homegroup?
If the new connection works then you can kill IPv6 and delete the homegroup
pc: Currently, if I click on the homegroup (hgroup), I see the laptop & pc. This is how it looks:
PC--HGROUP-internet. If I click on HGROUP, it shows the laptop and the pc.
laptop:Network and internet says there is no homegroup on the network. If I click connect to network, it says connected to LAPTOP NETWORK. Here's how this looks:
LAPTOP--LAPTOP NETWORK--internet

You are trying to eliminate the homegroup so who cares what it says or looks.

My laptop is WIFI. What info do I need from my router?
You need do nothing to your router other than reboot it and the PC's at the same time.
see above4240J

???


Also, my printer is connected directly to the desktop. I would like to share everything and be able to print from both. Each computer got on its' own network somehow. How do I use just 1 network and delete the other?
By using workgroup
Different issue lets fix networking first
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19 May 2011   #8
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

How do I "kill IPv6 and delete the homegroup"?
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20 May 2011   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alant View Post
How do I "kill IPv6 and delete the homegroup"?
If workgroup works go into network and sharing>advanced>find IPv6 and uncheck it.
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20 May 2011   #10
alant

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I checked both laptop & desktop and didn't see IPv6 anywhere.
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