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Windows 7: Home Networking Problem Between Win 7 & Vista PCs

03 Jan 2010   #1
indijones

windows 7
 
 
Home Networking Problem Between Win 7 & Vista PCs

I just bought a laptop with Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit installed that is wirelessly connected to my router. I have another desktop with Vista Home Prem 64 bit wired connected to the router. I was trying to set up home network from my laptop and it gave me a password. After that I could see my desktop in my laptop under Network but whenever I click on the desktop, a popup asks for user name and password. The password that my laptop provided doesn't connect to the desktop saying "wrong pass". I can also see my laptop from my desktop but can't communicate. Both the comps are running under Administrator accounts and doesn't require any login/pass to log into them. Please note that I don't have any problem with accessing the internet. I would appreciate it very much if someone could tell me how I could set up a home network between the two to be able to share files. Thanks!


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03 Jan 2010   #2
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums!

There are few things to look at.

First off is to make sure you're using a workgroup and not Homegroups.

Next take a look at the Advanced Sharing Settings under network and Sharing Center. Primarily look at network discovery, password protected sharing, public folder sharing, file sharing connections.

Give those a look and let me know how it goes.

You may want to take a look at the tutorials here on the networking forum. I'll bet you'll find a lot of great info there to help.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Good call Redbirddad, the fact that he needed to use a password to connect probably means he tried to use Homegroup for sharing between his Win 7 and Vista machine which won't work. He needs to set up either Work or Public file shares.

As for the user password prompts, it usually helps if you turn on or off password protected sharing in the Home and Work advanced sharing options. Toggling between the two settings will change this behavior.


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03 Jan 2010   #4
indijones

windows 7
 
 

Thanks! I made changes as per chev65 in my laptop and will make changes to desktop as well and see what happens.
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