What should my network settings be?


  1. Posts : 121
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #1

    What should my network settings be?


    I'm running Windows 7 on HP Pavillion. I'm having trouble with family user account side of computer showing devices and printers window with items in it, just a blank screen. See attachment. My administration side of accounts shows the items in window. I created a new user account call Test and it shows items in the devices and printers window.
    The computer is the only one in this home. What group settings should be, workgroup or homegroup? What should the following settings be for Workgroup and/or Homegroup? Thanks
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  2. Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
       #2

    Hi. As per last image, you have a notification "Network Discovery is turned Off" - Click on that and turn on network Discovery. This way, other devices in your network will be visible to your PC.
    Control Panel > network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings > turn on network discovery
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  3. Posts : 121
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
    Thread Starter
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    sandravlado said:
    Hi. As per last image, you have a notification "Network Discovery is turned Off" - Click on that and turn on network Discovery. This way, other devices in your network will be visible to your PC.
    Control Panel > network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings > turn on network discovery
    So am I on a network? Thanks
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  4. Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
       #4

    What do you mean "Am I on a network"? Per screenshot, you belong to a 'Homegroup', this network should be protected by a password. I would suggest to change from Homegroup to Workgroup.
    But, in any way, you should be able to turn on network discovery to be able to see devices on your network.
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