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Windows 7: Unidentifed Network

06 Jan 2010   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does the desktop computer & the laptop computer each have different names for their computer names ? Also I have had much better luck with a business WorkGroup network setup rather than the New Win7 HomeGroup


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07 Jan 2010   #12
Iceman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

DocBrown they have different names.

Im at a stage where i can share files (Home group) betwen laptop and pc.

This is how it looks now on pc, and second picture is on laptop.

By the way i tryed leaving home group, got the same thing.

I think that on my desktop pc i dont have valid IP config.


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07 Jan 2010   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I think the reason could be a DNS issue.

On your Router, is it set to auto-config DHCP, and your wireless adapter's ipv4 also enable auto ip detect?
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08 Jan 2010   #14
Iceman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

U think right. What i had to do is put a fixed or not to have laptop or desk pc obtain DNS server automatically.

So i have put my DNS server on both laptop and desk in IP4 properties window. Now i can make ad-hoc connection with no problems.

Problem resolved. Thanks to all for your help.
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08 Jan 2010   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
U think right. What i had to do is put a fixed or not to have laptop or desk pc obtain DNS server automatically.

So i have put my DNS server on both laptop and desk in IP4 properties window. Now i can make ad-hoc connection with no problems.

Problem resolved. Thanks to all for your help.
Glad to hear your issue is solved. All the best.
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