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Windows 7: HomeGroup Issues

10 Dec 2009   #21
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should have no problem getting Homegroup to work properly. If your like me than giving up is not an option. Make sure that both machines are using the same workgroup name and different machine names.
I haven't given up, but I haven't had success either.


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10 Dec 2009   #22
tanger

 
 

You were right Chev65 - my router needed to be updated. I flashed with dd-wrt and I was able to join the homegroup. It was easy. Thanks and Happy Holidays
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10 Dec 2009   #23
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tanger View Post
You were right Chev65 - my router needed to be updated. I flashed with dd-wrt and I was able to join the homegroup. It was easy. Thanks and Happy Holidays
Finally some success. It's nice to know that a simple router update will enable functionality for Windows 7 on older routers.

Thanks for confirming that updating the router can make a difference. Glad you have your network up and running tanger. Happy Holidays.
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10 Dec 2009   #24
tanger

 
 

OK...still some kinks to iron out. I created the group with my laptop, joined successfully with my desktop. From my desktop I can see my laptop in the Homegroup. But from my laptop I cannot see my desktop.
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10 Dec 2009   #25
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should have no problem getting Homegroup to work properly. If your like me than giving up is not an option. Make sure that both machines are using the same workgroup name and different machine names.
I haven't given up, but I haven't had success either.
Don't give up, it is probably just one setting out of place that is keeping things from working.
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10 Dec 2009   #26
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tanger View Post
OK...still some kinks to iron out. I created the group with my laptop, joined successfully with my desktop. From my desktop I can see my laptop in the Homegroup. But from my laptop I cannot see my desktop.
Check the settings out on the desktop, make sure you have it set up like this. If just one of those isn't set correctly you won't be able to see the desktop. It might work better if you " turn off password protected sharing" . Rebooting each machine might help also.

Also make sure that both computers are using different machine names or one of them won't show up on the network " I personally tested this out". You can use the same user name but not the same machine name.


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10 Dec 2009   #27
tanger

 
 

I have those settings exact on both machines but still no luck. I can see both on the network though
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10 Dec 2009   #28
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Using any antivirus software or using a third party firewall?

You could try creating the homegroup again from the desktop or use the Workgroup network and see if that works. Perhaps even a router reboot is in order.
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10 Dec 2009   #29
tanger

 
 

Im using Avast Home edition. I dont think its an issue. No 3rd party firewall. I just tried creating the homegroup form my desktop instead. When I try to join with the laptop it doesnt recognize that there is alread a homegroup created. I have no option to join, just to create a new one.
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10 Dec 2009   #30
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tanger View Post
I have those settings exact on both machines but still no luck. I can see both on the network though
Same here with two desktops on the same router. One is wireless.

The Homegroup troubleshooter on the wireless machine indicates undetermined network issues, but the computers can interact via the workgroup just fine.
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