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Windows 7: Two router "Hell" for Homegroup

06 Jul 2010   #11
butscut

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
This tutorial tells you how to set up a two router home network: Multi Router Network - Configure

Kari
Kari.....you legend. The tutorial worked 1st time and I now have all devices on the one network. Many thanks....

One small problem though. The HTPC on the modem router downstairs can see the study PC (upstairs) and the study PC also appears in the homegroup. However, when I work on the study PC, it can not see the HTPC downstairs and the HTPC does not appear in the homegroup. Seems strange that the homegroup is only working one way... any suggestions ?


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06 Jul 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's not strange at all really. These types of configurations are inherently problematic which is why I tried to get you to simply use a switch "easy way" instead of another router.

Although this problem could also be caused by your McAfee firewall "I mentioned this earlier" in which case you would need to reconfigure it to work with Homegroups.

I would try to give you advice on this but I don't use McAfee so I'm not sure how to set up that particular firewall for Homegroup access.
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06 Jul 2010   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by butscut View Post
Severedsolo.....you legend. The tutorial worked 1st time and I now have all devices on the one network. Many thanks....

One small problem though. The HTPC on the modem router downstairs can see the study PC (upstairs) and the study PC also appears in the homegroup. However, when I work on the study PC, it can not see the HTPC downstairs and the HTPC does not appear in the homegroup. Seems strange that the homegroup is only working one way... any suggestions ?
Did you notice I changed first word in your post I quote above? Credits where they belong, Severedsolo made that tutorial and he's the one who deserves your thanks.

I agree with Chev, IMO that is most probably a firewall problem. Again as Chev said, I do not know McAfee and can not help you on that. Search the forums, we have several threads about homegroup issues.

Kari
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06 Jul 2010   #14
butscut

Win 7
 
 

Kari, Agree and respect to all those who pointed me in the right direction. Much appreciated. This is a great forum and you have all be very helpful.

Now to crack the McAfee Firewall......
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