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Windows 7: Help, please. (Xp/7 Network)

06 Jan 2010   #1
Benji1298

 
 
Help, please. (Xp/7 Network)

Ok, so i have a network through a netgear wireless router w/ 3 desktops and 1 laptop. The laptop and one of the desktops are running windows 7. The other two desktops have windows xp home. For a while I couldn't even get the win7 comps to see the win xp comps, but I dowloaded a "Link Layer Topology Responder" or whatever it's called. Now all of the computers can see each other. These are the computers...

1. XP - Can access all comps but #2
2. XP - Doesn't have permission to view network computers
3. 7 - Desktop - Can't access #1 or #2
4. 7 - Laptop - Can't access #1 or #2

not sure if that made any sense at all, but i hope it did (if not, ask questions). Please help me let all computers access shared files/printers on all other computers. Thanks!


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06 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi there,

Have a look at my sig for one type of networking.

You can choose to not have cable connections, in which case go wireless for all machines. all machines to connect to the wireless network, auto IP detect and bob's your uncle.

When setting up your network, please take note of the first line in my sig.
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06 Jan 2010   #3
RedBirdDad

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

Here's a good tutorial that describes what you want, give it a try:

Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

aem: I saw your post as I was composing this. Hope I didn't interrupt...
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06 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

None at all RedBirdDad, which ever ways is easiest and quickest for the user.
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06 Jan 2010   #5
Benji1298

 
 

aem, not sure where you are directing me

redbirddad, i already tried all that
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06 Jan 2010   #6
RedBirdDad

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

Where did you find info on the Link Layer Topology stuff? That should have been there by default. If it wasn't, then you have other issues that will need to be resolved.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benji1298 View Post
aem, not sure where you are directing me

redbirddad, i already tried all that
The sharing of files, is simple, if all your machines are connected to the same network, testable by pinging. Then all there is left to do is create shares, map to them from and transfer files. Is this what you wanted?
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06 Jan 2010   #8
DocBrown

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

Are the Win7 computers using HomeGroup ? or set up as a business WorkGroup ?
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06 Jan 2010   #9
Benji1298

 
 

They are a business workgroup... how would i go about pinging? when i say i needed the lltr i meant on the xp machines...

also, as far as i can tell, they are networked correctly, but when i look for shares in the xp machine (which there are), it says "you dont have permission. contact network admin"
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06 Jan 2010   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benji1298 View Post
They are a business workgroup... how would i go about pinging? when i say i needed the lltr i meant on the xp machines...

also, as far as i can tell, they are networked correctly, but when i look for shares in the xp machine (which there are), it says "you dont have permission. contact network admin"
How are you connecting to the shares? and what permissions are set on it?
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