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Windows 7: homegroup problems...

14 Jun 2010   #31
pjuegos

windows 7 professional 64 bits
 
 

Yes, it looks that a fresh install might sort the problem out. However, the question is: do I go through the hassle of reinstalling in order to use homegroups, or I keep using the workgroups, which work no problem without having to reinstall.

Apart from the convenience of use that homegroups appear to have, what will the other advantages be? Does the use of the password increase the security level? Does the use of ipv6 over ipv4 make any difference at all?

cheers


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14 Jun 2010   #32
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

"Does the use of a password increase the security level?" well that depends, if you have other machines which sometimes connect to your network (for instance a friends laptop) then the answer is yes otherwise, not really as long as your network is secured (WPA).

IPv6 vs Ipv4... to be perfectly honest, I can't say that I have ever noticed any real difference. but im not an expert this article might be helpful: IPv6 (IPng) vs. IPv4 | NetworkDictionary

for me, the one big advantage of homegroup is the ability to stream videos without having to actually transfer them to the machine you want to watch them on. At the end of the day, whether it is worth the 20 minutes or so it takes to reinstall is entirely up to you
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14 Jun 2010   #33
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'm having an interesting problem and I'm pretty sure I know where it stems from, but there shouldn't be any reason why it isn't working, because it was working before...

I have two machines.. One desktop computer, windows 7 pro 64 bit, and an ASUS G51Jx-A1 laptop with Windows 7 Home 64 bit.

I can't see my desktop from my laptop. Both have internet and network access respectively.

My computer is connected through a switch, which is run into a wired router which is connected directly to the modem. The wireless connections are brought in from a secondary router that is also connected through this one. Either way, the network is all connected to one internet source...

Shouldn't I be able to view my desktop from my laptop and vice versa?

Other notes: The laptop can see other wireless connections, as well the one computer that is connected through a wired port on the wireless router.

The desktop can only see itself, but has full internet access. There are other computers plugged into the wired router that the desktop is using.

It's very frustrating to have my computers side by side and they can't communicate over the network.

Any help is appreciated!
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15 Jun 2010   #34
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi fragment, well first I suggest you run through everything posted in this thread. It is pretty much a step by step troubleshooting guide for Homegroups. If that doesn't work, leave the homegroup uninstall your firewall/antivirus and then rejoin the homegroup. then reinstall your antivirus and firewall.
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15 Jun 2010   #35
pjuegos

windows 7 professional 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
" whether it is worth the 20 minutes or so it takes to reinstall is entirely up to you
Does it take you only 20m to reinstall OS + software + drivers?

Thanks again for all your help
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15 Jun 2010   #36
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I am currently still having the same issue.

This is how my network map looks:

INTERNET
|
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WIRED ROUTER ------ DESKTOP
|
|
WIRELESS ROUTER ------ LAPTOP

So what I'm trying to figure out is how to get all computer connected to both routers to show up as one network..

Has anyone ever done this before?
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15 Jun 2010   #37
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fragment137 View Post
I am currently still having the same issue.

This is how my network map looks:

INTERNET
|
|
WIRED ROUTER ------ DESKTOP
|
|
WIRELESS ROUTER ------ LAPTOP

So what I'm trying to figure out is how to get all computer connected to both routers to show up as one network..

Has anyone ever done this before?
Installing a Two Router Network

Installing a router to work as the second one on a home network requires special configuration. Do the following on the second router to ensure it (and the devices attached) function properly: Read more about how to set it up in the link below.

Router Setup - Two Routers on Same Home Network?

In my opinion you would be far better served by getting a router that does both Wired and wireless connections. What you are trying to do isn't a supported configuration and can be highly problematic. Good luck with it, sometimes it works, other times not so well but it is possible.

Also, the reason that Homegroups wasn't working is because your machines weren't using the same default gateway or subnet mask because you didn't have your routers set up correctly. It might work once you get both routers set up correctly but there are no guarantees.
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15 Jun 2010   #38
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjuegos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
" whether it is worth the 20 minutes or so it takes to reinstall is entirely up to you
Does it take you only 20m to reinstall OS + software + drivers?

Thanks again for all your help
yup well actually.... including reinstalling my games as well it takes about an hour. I've done it so many times now I can do it in my sleep
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15 Jun 2010   #39
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fragment137 View Post
I am currently still having the same issue.

This is how my network map looks:

INTERNET
|
|
WIRED ROUTER ------ DESKTOP
|
|
WIRELESS ROUTER ------ LAPTOP

So what I'm trying to figure out is how to get all computer connected to both routers to show up as one network..

Has anyone ever done this before?
I actually have a very similar setup.... but in my case the routers are the same model and so recognise each other.

Its fairly easy to set up if you are familiar with configuring a router.

Firstly do you know how to change the following: (so i know how simple i need to make this)
the IP adresses in the DCHP pool
the LAN IP addresses of the routers
Changing the default gateway on Win 7

Also the brands of the router's would be handy
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16 Jun 2010   #40
fragment137

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I know how to change the settings on both routers, but I don't know how to change the default gateway on Windows 7. If you could still go through all the steps in any case, Just so I know when to do what it would be much appreciated. lol...

Thank you!
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