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: desktop and laptop not on same network

20 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
desktop and laptop not on same network

hello every one about 3 weeks ago i got my pc back up and running and i had been using my moms laptop for a ton of stuff and i want to transfer some stuff over the net work but the issue is that i can not seem to get them to run on the same home group but i can tell my pc knows its there because windows media player shows the laptop but even then i cant get into my library of music i have tried removing my my pc from my home group and seeing if hers will show but nothing so can any one help?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Have a usb flash drive or drive in an external enclosure? Backing your files up from the laptop to transfer over to the desktop and then having WMP there perform an all media search during the initial setup as well as creating the new playlists will take care of the playback issues immediately.

As for the network situation if you have a router coming off of the dsl or cable modem the laptop connects by way of the guest network while the host pc connects through the host network configured to the ISP and router. If the router has a firewall you would have to set that up with password protestion and then may have had to create a usb set up key with a flash drive to see the laptop added on in order to share the connection.

The other option for file transfers between two machines you could opt for would ne the TeamViewer program where the two use the remote desktop connection to get sterted and then you would use the file transfer wizard which is a bit more time consuming however. TeamViewer

You'll see where DocBrown pointed out the file sharing capability of the program in the thread seen there. Recently I had quite a successful review of the program. In fact you can see how that looked here when accessing the main Ultimate case here from the second 7 Pro case I put together lately from spare parts? as well as seeing onto the 7 Pro case from the main.

Attached Thumbnails
desktop and laptop not on same network-remore-view-remote-desktop-viewing-remote-desktop.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 desktop and laptop not on same network

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Homegroup: Desktop and Laptop not on same network
Hello, my router is connected through a cable to my router and my laptop to the same router through wifi. The problem is in the Network and Sharing Center on my desktop I see it connected to "Network" and on the same page on my laptop I see it connected to "Router Name" then to the internet....
Network & Sharing
Backup laptop with only 1 partition to desktop across network
I have a desktop system running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit that I back up nightly. Periodically, I remove one of my backups (there are two sets), and move it off site. So, the desktop is pretty well covered. My wife has a new laptop running Windows 7 Home. There's only 1 hard drive, and...
Backup and Restore
Network between laptop (7) and desktop (XP)
Hi, Ill try to explain this as clearly as I can. I have 2 PCs, a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and a desktop PC with Windows XP Professional x32. The desktop PC connects to the internet through a wireless router, but with a wired connection (because it doesnt have a wireless adapter). ...
Network & Sharing
network between desktop with 7 and laptop with vista
I am new in the networking field even in home network. I want to create a network between these two different OS's and machines as well. The first question is whether to choose wireless connection or wired (via ethernet cable obviously). My prefference is that of wireless one if it is easily...
Network & Sharing
laptop to desktop network HELP!
I have a laptop which is connected through the internet on a wireless network and I have recently bought a new desktop computer but it doesn't have a wireless network card. I assumed I could easily plug a Ethernet cable between my laptop and desktop and share the internet connection.... "that would...
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 17:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App