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Windows 7: connecting 2 laptops

08 Feb 2010   #1
jugoslav

windows 7
 
 
connecting 2 laptops

hi,

i have 2 laptops
asus eee pc 1005ha, windows 7 ultimate x86, atheros ar9285
toshiba satellite l305-s5955, windows 7 x64, realtek rtl8187b

i made workgroups on both pcs,
network id...
this computer is part of business network; ...
my company uses a network without a domain
name: workgroup (default)

i connected two computers by wireless networt (wpa2-personal)

made homegroups and set documents, printers, viodeos, ... to share

in asus network folder i have only asus pc, no toshiba pc
in toshiba network folder i dont have anything

i cannot exchange files between them

why?

thanks




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08 Feb 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It looks like you might have inadvertaintly created two seperate networks, one is using Workgroups you said this> i made workgroups on both pcs,

If you want to use Homegroups for sharing you only need to set up a Homegroup not a Workgroup type of network, using the "Home" network location works best with Homegroups if you want to use it.

But you also created a Homegroup > made homegroups and set documents, printers, viodeos, ... to share,. You need to use either Workgroups or Homegroups for your network but you can't use both.

That is probably why you show dual networks. You will need to delate one of them. I would delate the Workgroup go with Homegroups because it's made just for Windows 7 machines.

It's probably best to start over at this point by delating the Workgroup and leaving the Homegroup on all machines, then create a new Homegroup and join it from the other PC's.
Homegroup - Leave
Homegroup - Create
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

If you are using an Anti Virus software or third party firewall it may be better to uninstall them until after you get Homegroups up and working correctly.

If you want to use Homegroups follow this trouble shooting guide to make sure it's set up correctly.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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20 Feb 2010   #3
jugoslav

windows 7
 
 

thanks

solved

firewall configured
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20 Feb 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Glad to hear that you figured it all out Jugoslav, I'll mark this as solved.
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21 Feb 2010   #5
jugoslav

windows 7
 
 

thanks
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