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Windows 7: Need Router help

31 Mar 2010   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Sorry I think I confuse myself at times

Yes to use homegroup you have to be an a home network, all other network types disable Homegroups, this is one of the switches that is set when selecting the type.

The Network and sharing center shows the network type under the network name - this is a link that allows you to switch between the three types,

These types can be customized on the advanced sharing screen, though only two sets are shown Home/work & public. Home and work are identical except for the enable homegroup switch which is fixed on for home off for work

customize settings is done here ...
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

although this can be a dangerous thing to do as it may open up the system to outside influence.

What these presets are designed to do is the allow you to securely use a public network, but as soon as you connect to your home or work network you will have the sharing settings enabled, that you need.


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31 Mar 2010   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Sorry I think I confuse myself at times

Yes to use homegroup you have to be an a home network, all other network types disable Homegroups, this is one of the switches that is set when selecting the type.

The Network and sharing center shows the network type under the network name - this is a link that allows you to switch between the three types,

These types can be customized on the advanced sharing screen, though only two sets are shown Home/work & public. Home and work are identical except for the enable homegroup switch which is fixed on for home off for work

customize settings is done here ...
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

although this can be a dangerous thing to do as it may open up the system to outside influence.

What these presets are designed to do is the allow you to securely use a public network, but as soon as you connect to your home or work network you will have the sharing settings enabled, that you need.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... Thanks Nigel ... that is starting to make some sense for me now. Hopefully Windows 8 will make all of this easier?


Cheers!
Robert
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31 Mar 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, Nigel. The light has come on!!
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01 Apr 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Networking is not complex but does need a logical approach, I've been working with networks for years and every OS brings a different twist - but even these a built on existing technologies/functionality.
Even the new homegroup is actually controlled by the use of the HomeUser$ user group for NTFS file permissions, which are also the control set for libraries

It's the same shovel just has a brand new handle
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01 Apr 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I appreciate you taking the time to explain this. Unfortunately, I can't rep you yet.
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01 Apr 2010   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Carl,

If I help someone to better understand something that's all the Rep I need
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01 Apr 2010   #17
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Hello guys. I've just opened the laptop .. signed in..
I clicked my netowrk connection in the lower right corenr of the laptop Showing right now..a page came up.. showing:View your network information ans set up
on that page this is what I'm seeing :
I DO NOT show a a group or anything on the laptop..
I just show the laptop as GEORGIA-PC....
Next I see red X ( 0n a line as if to connect the laptop and the internet ... which used to show connected.. NO longer is that true.)
Next to that I see the Internet Icon..

This gets more complicated as I try to progress..
I still cannot connect to the internet .. on the LAPTOP.

Thank you all for your trying to help me get this working.
LPt
ps s.. sorry it took me so long to reply.. I've been in the yard all day long.
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01 Apr 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

LPt, I hope Nigel will come along to help you. He understands this router stuff.

Will you laptop connect directly to the internet without being part of a group?
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01 Apr 2010   #19
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Carl the laptop has no way to connect I don't think.. as I have no DSL account on it..
OR could I disconnect the DESKtop from the modem and router and just try to use the DSL connection for the Laptop.. I really don't see how that could work.. without a DSL connection on the laptop..
I sure could be mistaken on this ..
Give instructions ... I 'll sure try.
Thanks much
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01 Apr 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I need to make sure I understand. You have an ADSL or DSL account through your telephone or cable service provider? You should be able to connect any number of computers to that account.

Is your router wireless or Ethernet? If your router is Ethernet, you should be able to connect your laptop to the router as well as your desktop. I have a router/modem combo and it is Ethernet and wireless. My two PC's are connected to the internet via wi-fi and a TV satellite receiver is connected via Ethernet. I could also connect another computer via Ethernet. This has nothing to do with groups.

I got both my desktop and Mae Lyne's laptop connected to the internet before I started working on a home group.
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