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Windows 7: Network Help

18 Oct 2009   #1
rheller1

windows 7
 
 
Network Help

I am having a hell of a time trying to figure this one out. My system is as follows (1) desktop with windows 7 which is wired to a Motorola SBG900 modem/wireless router. (1) Laptop with windows 7 which is wirelessly connected to the modem/router. Internet works fine on both, but neither computer sees the other in the network. I have enabled all the advanced sharing settings. I need a little help as I cannot figure out why. It was working perfect under vista. Thanks in advance!


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18 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rheller1 View Post
I am having a hell of a time trying to figure this one out. My system is as follows (1) desktop with windows 7 which is wired to a Motorola SBG900 modem/wireless router. (1) Laptop with windows 7 which is wirelessly connected to the modem/router. Internet works fine on both, but neither computer sees the other in the network. I have enabled all the advanced sharing settings. I need a little help as I cannot figure out why. It was working perfect under vista. Thanks in advance!
rh

Hi and welcome

Are you using homegroup in win 7? What firewalls are they using? Both off?
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18 Oct 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If your system is only comprised of windows 7 systems, Why not give Homegroup a try. Ensure you have IPv6 enabled on both machines and type homegroup into the start search

If you wish to use the older method follow the basic rules and it should work fine ....

network set to other than public network

All systems on the same IP subnet and in same workgroup
Network discovery and file and printer sharing on on both machines
identical users present on both machines (with passwords)
At least one share present on each machine (created using advanced sharing)
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18 Oct 2009   #4
rheller1

windows 7
 
 

I would use homegroup, but the computers dont recognize each other. I am using the windows 7 firewall on each. Ihave tried disabling that on both to no help. Its baffeling me since the laptop is using the network for internet. Ok, I nave no network access to ipv6 connectivity on both computers.
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18 Oct 2009   #5
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

First, join one machine to a homegroup, copy down the password or change to one that better suits you. Then move to the other machine, and join the existing homegroup. They should detect one another..
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18 Oct 2009   #6
rheller1

windows 7
 
 

thats the problem, they are not detecting each other
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18 Oct 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are they part of the same workgroup? Do both machines have the same default gateway (ie: 192.168.0.1) and have the same subnet (ie: 255.255.255.0)?
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18 Oct 2009   #8
rheller1

windows 7
 
 

nope, this is must be my issue. for some reason the desktop is 198.168.15.1 while the laptop is 198.168.0.1. now what?
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18 Oct 2009   #9
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

You need to set them into the same subnet.

Do you use DHCP or are you setting the IP addresses yourself?
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18 Oct 2009   #10
rheller1

windows 7
 
 

I use dhcp.
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