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Windows 7: windows seven network

27 Mar 2010   #1
markythesparky

windows 7/xp
 
 
windows seven network

i have 1 computer with windows 7 and a netbook with xp on a bt wireless network when i have connected my external hard drive in the wireless router usb port i can see the drive on my netbook in my network places it shows as disk_a1 and access it but i cannot find it on my windows 7 machine new to networking any ideas


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27 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markythesparky View Post
i have 1 computer with windows 7 and a netbook with xp on a bt wireless network when i have connected my external hard drive in the wireless router usb port i can see the drive on my netbook in my network places it shows as disk_a1 and access it but i cannot find it on my windows 7 machine new to networking any ideas
You are probably using homegroup. When using mixed machines you should be using workgroup. It is easy enough to verify. Simply make a new connection using the workgroup model and when it works you can disable IPv6 and kill the homegroup.

Homegroup has connectivity issues on some systems


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27 Mar 2010   #3
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Try also sharing the drive and giving access to 'everyone' or appropriate users.

Right-click, properties, Sharing tab.
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