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: Windows 7 networking shouldnt be this difficult??

20 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 networking shouldnt be this difficult??

Or should it be?
It should be setting up a workgroup.
Then enabling sharing on the folder(s)
Then do the same on the other machines
And there its done! Why the heck, doesnt it work???
(might as well set up a domain to share files???)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2013   #2


Have you checked the Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings on each computer:
Windows 7 networking shouldnt be this difficult??-2013-08-21_134534.png
Check the highlighted items:
Windows 7 networking shouldnt be this difficult??-2013-08-21_134255.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 networking shouldnt be this difficult??

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Difficult decision or much ado about nothing?
Along with operating system expertise I figure that many posters here use web hosting of some sort and maybe have some good advice on the following. A few years ago an acquaintance that I've known for years online offered me free web hosting on Dreamhost with whom he has an arrangement for...
Chillout Room
WMP player difficult to use.
All I want to do is have my library play like an itunes player. In other words, I want the option of having it play my collection in alphabetical order from the start point of any given album I've selected. WMP offers the options of either playing a given album over and over or else playing my...
Media Center
Intermittent BSOD, trouble resuming Windows, Difficult to Diagnose
System Spec: - 64 bit - I built the machine August 2010, I have not reinstalled the OS since. - Full Retail Version of Windows 7 - Hello Everyone, I have been experiencing problems with this machine since about a month after I built it in August 2011. At first I would get a BSOD just...
BSOD Help and Support
Difficult Question
Hi, I've been searching for a software program that can view the data on my second (and encrypted) HD from outside of Windows (Boot CD, DOS, Linux, anything) or even while booted into Windows. The purpose for viewing the data is because I would like to see how well I have encrypted my second HD....
Help, Difficult Problem
This is a weird problem and I'm not sure I'm even in the right place. Basically, about a week ago I did the mandatory Windows 7 updates and now whenever I boot up my computer HP Wireless Assistant takes a good minute to load delaying my internet connection. Prior to this update my computer would...
General Discussion
Windows 7 - Why is Creating a DVD Still So Difficult?
why is it that making a simple DVD movie that is playable in your home DVD or Xbox 360 still so hard? it was difficult under Xp, same under Vista, and now it continues with Windows 7. The built-in DVD Maker and Movie Maker work sometimes, they can't burn many types of files, and you ahve to go...
Music, Pictures & Video

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 12:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App