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Windows 7: network not letting me share

25 Apr 2010   #1
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
network not letting me share

i have 5 pcs all running windows 7 ultimate on my network through a d-link router, 3 are wired and 2 wireless. 2 of the pcs are only on when i use other 3 on all the time one of which has my printer connected.
my problem is
i can see the 2 other pcs ( ones on permanent) but it tells me i cant connect to them?
also cant find the printer?
any ideas welcome


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25 Apr 2010   #2
manhunter2826

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

Are they all part of a 'Home Network' within Windows 7? Is Network Discovery turned ON? (in Advanced Sharing Settings)

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25 Apr 2010   #3
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the quick reply
yes all turned on in advanced settings on all computers
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25 Apr 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Which antivirus software or third party firewall are you using?
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26 Apr 2010   #5
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

2 computers using avg and 1 uses bit defender
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26 Apr 2010   #6
manhunter2826

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

Just as a suggestion, the two machines that u cannot see: are these the wireless ones? If so, can u test under wired Ethernet and post the results...at least we can start narrowing down the problem.
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26 Apr 2010   #7
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

no, 1 wired 1 wireless
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26 Apr 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Make sure your anti-virus programs aren't blocking connection/sharing. I don't have either one of those programs, so I don't how to help you configure them.
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26 Apr 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by in2media View Post
2 computers using avg and 1 uses bit defender
AVG is famous for causing sharing problems. Uninstalling AVG usually fixes the problem.
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26 Apr 2010   #10
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

ok il try that
thanks
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