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Windows 7: On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct

24 May 2016   #1

windows 7 64 bit professional
On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct

Dear Forum,
I am trying to set up a Home Network between two computers both running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with SP1. I tried many suggestions but with no avail. The "LACI" computer used to work in a Workgroup (with a third computer) previously but now it doesn't work in the Home Network. Please see a detailed description of the situation in the attached documents and screen shots. I would greatly appreciate any suggestion.
Thank you very much,
Laszlo (Gutai).

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On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-laci-editingpc.jpg   On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-panni-pc.png  
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File Type: docx I have created a home network.docx (14.4 KB, 2 views)
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27 May 2016   #2

Windows 7

For transferring data from one computer to another computer, there are many ways suggested. Among those ways, using the basic Ethernet network is really an easiest way to transfer the data from one computer to another computer by making link between them. It can only be possible when both the computers contain network cards which are properly configured.
• First of all, you have to learn how to make a connection between two desktops, laptops, or desktop and laptop using the hub or switch, and the crossover cable.
• You need to get the crossover cable, hub, or switch. If you are using this type of crossover cable, you should remember that it has to be different from the standard Ethernet cable.
• Both transmitting and receiving are not running straight through this cable. Instead, the transmitting cables are just connected to the receiving cables in order to form one closed loop between two computers.
• After that, it is compulsory to plug this crossover cable into the network cards of both the computers or use it to make a connection to the switch or hub. It is essential to make sure that the link indicators on the network card show the connection.
• Now, you have to start both the computers and allow their Windows operating systems to boot.
• Then, you need to go Start - > Control Panel - > Network Connections
• Right click on the local area connection label and select the properties option.
• In the current window, you have to choose the internet protocol TCP/IP label and click on the properties.
• In the IP address field, you have to type, is for the subnet mask.
• You must repeat all these steps in another computer and click on OK. Reboot both computers to establish the connection between them.
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28 May 2016   #3

windows 7 64 bit professional

Thanks for your suggestions. I am trying them out. - Laszlo.
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30 May 2016   #4

windows 7 64 bit professional

Dear mihaelmedelano,

I apologize for (probably) not being perfectly clear in my original posting. Since I HAVE a home network and both of my computers are members of this network, and the two computers ARE connected, I didn't need to connect them, so I didn't use your directions for connecting computers.

I have network cards, of course, and I have a U-verse combined router/modem, which is connected to one of my computers with a (twisted) LAN cable, and wirelessly to the other computer. Although I didn't use the IPv4 and IPv6 settings that you suggested (the TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 Properties are set to "Obtain an IP address automatically", and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"), the two computers see each other (as you can see on the attached Network Maps), and also they can ping each other (1 ms and 3 ms round trip times). (My IP configuration on both computers can also be seen on the attached "IPCONFIG - LACI" and "IPCONFIG - Panni" screen shots.)

My problem is that while computer "LACI" can open folders on computer "Panni", computer "Panni"cannot open any folder on computer "LACI". (See attachment "Cannot Access".)Tried disable Windows Firewall for Privet Networks, but it didn't help either. I believe that I set all the share and privacy properties on both computers the same way, but this asymmetry still exists. (There might be some obscure ownership/privacy/share properties that I overlooked but unlikely.)

I hope, I gave clearer picture of my problem. Please, let me know if you can help.



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On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-ipconfig-laci.jpg   On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-cannot-access.png  
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On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-network-map-laci.jpg On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-network-map-panni.png On My Home Network: "Windows cannot access ...Documents" in one direct-ipconfig-panni.png 
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