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Windows 7: homegroup problem

21 Feb 2010   #1
texrickster

Windows 7
 
 
homegroup problem

after setting up windows 7 on all 3 home computers, cannot seem to get them to network, believe the problem is that one computer has network2, another has network, and the 3rd system shows banner as the networks. does anyone know how i can fix this problem. connecting through 2wire modem/router thanks for any help in advance


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21 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So all the machines are connected to the modem/router via ethernet?

Can you provide ipconfig /all details of each of the machines? this is a fast way to tell if the machines are on the same network, or not.
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21 Feb 2010   #3
texrickster

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for getting back to me aem, attaching the ipconfig /all information to you they all look to be on the same network but I'll be a little more detailed: the homegroup shows different networks in the network mapping. Let me know if more information is needed I am using Trend Micro Internet Security for protection. Thanks again Texrickster


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File Type: txt ipconfig.txt (2.4 KB, 39 views)
File Type: txt ipconfigK.txt (2.4 KB, 19 views)
File Type: txt ipconfigN.txt (3.0 KB, 19 views)
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21 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote:
Rick-PC
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 based Ethe
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-61-12-D3-BF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f8c7:e5d2:928a:da52%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.112(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 21, 2010 5:01:31 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 22, 2010 5:17:05 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285270113
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-74-C5-79-00-E0-61-12-D3-B
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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Kristin-PC
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-A3-2F-9D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::194e:8dc6:e3cc:7b4d%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.85(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 21, 2010 5:12:07 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 22, 2010 5:17:03 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234885920
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-0B-65-4B-00-13-20-A3-2F-9D
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
These two look fine from the naked eye. Can rick ping Kristin (and vice versa)?
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22 Feb 2010   #5
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by texrickster View Post
after setting up windows 7 on all 3 home computers, cannot seem to get them to network, believe the problem is that one computer has network2, another has network, and the 3rd system shows banner as the networks. does anyone know how i can fix this problem. connecting through 2wire modem/router thanks for any help in advance
Greetings tex!

When you say one is on network, another on network2, and 3rd on banner... do you mean each PC is in a different workgroup?

To determine for sure and/or change them all to same workgroup --- Open up System Properties (rt click on Computer), if you need to change just click on "Change settings" on the right.

PLease let me know if this helps!
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22 Feb 2010   #6
texrickster

Windows 7
 
 

First to aem, cannot ping the other computer system. uugghh
to Darryl Licht thanks for your response, both computers show "workgroup" as the workgroup.
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22 Feb 2010   #7
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

tex:

Can you explain in a little more detail what you meant by this:
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...believe the problem is that one computer has network2, another has network, and the 3rd system shows banner as the networks. does anyone know how i can fix this problem.
Some of those 2wire routers are pretty finicky for networking and require some setup within the router... which model 2 wire do you have?

Also, to assist in troubleshooting... which versions of Win7 and where did you get them?
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22 Feb 2010   #8
Zews

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Are you trying to use "Homegroup"?
I had a really hard time figuring out my problem why some couldnt connect to it, the reason was simply that the clock/time was not synced on the pcs.. :)
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22 Feb 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

To set up a Homegroup properly use this Homegroup walkthough making sure that all settings are correct. This guide covers most every possible problem, from time synk to IPv6 settings.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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22 Feb 2010   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Great idea there chev... I nearly forgot about the IPv6 issue!
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