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Windows 7: PC's see each other, but cannot connect

13 May 2010   #1
clarck

win 7 64
 
 
PC's see each other, but cannot connect

Hi all...

i have 2 pc's running win7 64
both running eset smart security
both connected to a level one WBR-6600 modem router.

Problem is that once a working network is no longer work.
I now have the pc's see each other but when i try to access either one, i get a "Windows cannot access blah blah blah" message.

I have tried to leave the homegroup and create a new one. Same results.
I have unistall & reinstall eset. Same results
I have reset the modem router. Same results.

Very frustrating.

I have read similar threads here and tried the solutions there, but no result.



Any new ideas?


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13 May 2010   #2
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Have you enabled sharing???
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13 May 2010   #3
clarck

win 7 64
 
 

yes, triple checked everything that "looks" obvious. nothing seems to work, sadly...
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14 May 2010   #4
clarck

win 7 64
 
 

I did a complete removal of eset on both pc's and a hard reset on the modem/router.
Now at least one of the pc has access on the files of the second, but not vice versa...
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14 May 2010   #5
robmar0se

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64 - 8.1 - 10
 
 

what antivirus/firewall are you using? If Norton then uninstall it and re-setup yr hhome group
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14 May 2010   #6
clarck

win 7 64
 
 

I am using ESET SMART SECURITY 4

I just did:
a complete removal of the eset firewall from both machines
left the homegroup
hard reset the model/router
created a new homegroup in one machine
joined the homegroup from the other machine

i now can access the files of #2 machine from machine #1
but not the opposite.
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14 May 2010   #7
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm having the same issue. A once working homegroup connection on my Windows 7 x64 is now not working.

- PC #2 can access my files
- My PC cannot access PC #2's files.

I use Kaspersky Internet Security. I don't think KIS is the problem as the homegroup was working fine just two weeks ago. My friend and I have been trying to figure out this problem but to no avail.

What's odd is I tried making my own homegroup, and I was able to, but when my friend tried to join it he got an error message saying he couldn't join. So we went back to him making the homegroup, me joining it, but with the same problems at the end of the line.

We're thinking it's just that Windows 7 has file transfer problems and maybe an alternative program would work...
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14 May 2010   #8
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, as far as I know we've done everything right.

The only thing I can think of is it being my Kaspersky. I had to re-install it a couple weeks ago. I don't know when I had to re-install or when the homegroup stopped working. As far as I know it was not around the same time.

To be honest, I'm afraid to re-install KIS. I don't want anything more to happen to my PC. I've been through a lot with it,

PS: In that guide you linked to us, it says:

Quote:
In the right pane, right-click on DisabledComponents and select Modify. Make sure the value is set to 0. If it’s set to anything else like FF, IPv6 was turned off.
I went to that path and the DisabledComponets is not there.
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14 May 2010   #9
streetglow

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi guys just new here!!!
Past couple of days i was breaking my head with network & sharing on windows 7, i have 2 computers, 1 laptop and the other desktop, both have 32 bit operating system. one has 7 ultimate(desktop) and the other has 7 home premium (laptop). However just now have fixed the issue with sharing.

Here is what you can do, If you have windows 7, just chuck the Homegroup out of the window, cuz that shitty thing never works or requires a format reinstall of windows 7 to make it work again.

1> First of all you do not need to un-install your security software. Just disable firewall in it. most of them have option to disable firewall for couple of minutes or untill next restart, just avg secuirty software does cant be un-installed and requires restart.

Since firewall's disable now try accessing the computers. 70% firewall's the reason for this kind of issues. however, if you are able to access, then uninstall 3rd party firewall and start using windows default firewall, or add "file and printer sharing" to exceptions in your 3rd party firewall.

2> try pinging both the computers form both the end. (sometimes pining gets the connection alive between 2 endpoints)

3> Also this steps helps alot for the errors such as "cant access the //computer/folder since you do not have the permission blah blah blah" (Windows 7 & maybe windows vista). Follow step 1 and 2. Then Un-install TCP-IP v6 & 4, File and printer sharing, Link layer topology discovery responder and mapper from network and sharing center. using right click on local or wireless internet connection (depending on type of connection you are using). Once all these things are un-installed, then install them one by one. Once done. Right click on folder you want to share, click on properties, click on sharing, click on advance sharing, check share this folder, Click permissions, make sure in here group or usernames is "Everyone", Check full control allow, once all the 3 boxes are checked, click apply, click apply again, once back on properties windows Click on security tab, click edit, click add, click advance, Click find now, select "Everyone" from the list below, click ok, click on again, on this window make sure "Everyone" is selected & check full control allow, once all the check boxes are automatically selected, click apply, apply again, now try accessing the folder or the drive from the other windows 7 computer and let me know if this step works, cuz it worked for me after huge RND.
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15 May 2010   #10
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clarck View Post
Hi all...

i have 2 pc's running win7 64
both running eset smart security
both connected to a level one WBR-6600 modem router.

Problem is that once a working network is no longer work.
I now have the pc's see each other but when i try to access either one, i get a "Windows cannot access blah blah blah" message.

I have tried to leave the homegroup and create a new one. Same results.
I have unistall & reinstall eset. Same results
I have reset the modem router. Same results.

Very frustrating.

I have read similar threads here and tried the solutions there, but no result.



Any new ideas?
I assume you can see each computer by typing "\\Computer_Name" into Explorer. If you can't see the shares, then either ports are getting blocked, or the Services are not running.
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