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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rittzy View Post
On your main machine go to "My computer" then down the hand side click on "network" and see if you can see the computers this way. If not it is possible that comptuer on the network have network discovery turned off. To check this go to

Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced Settings (top left of the window)

In here check that all the computers have "Turn on network dicovery" turn on and make sure at teh top of that window it says "Home or Work" which means you are on a private network and are able to share.

Another problem might be if that does not work is that you are not on a private network and possibly selected public network when first connecting. (by the way, these steps apply to all the computers, check for each one)

To check what type fo network you are on go to:

Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

Under where it says "View your active networks" there should be an icon of a house meaning your on a private network, if not click the network name which is a link beside the icon and change it. Again all these steps apply for all the computers that want to share together.

let us know if this helped at all
So I the computers (at least the ones that I have access to at this moment) can't be found on the network and have all the "Turn on network discovery" settings ticked on the "Home or Work" profile. The two computers I have here both say they're using the "Home" profile
post #12 of 17
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So guys, are we out of ideas?
post #13 of 17
Can you ping the laptop from the desktop and desktop from laptop?

It would help to get the Full internal IP address of both the laptop, desktop and router (NOT the IP assigned from your ISP). The private addressing you are using i.e.
192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
or 192.168.56.4 255.255.255.248

If the first 3 octets are different you either have the wireless on a DMZ on the router or the laptops are on one of your neighbors wireless.
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I still have an old DIR-825 laying around the house.

Like others have said before, the wired and wirless networks on a SOHO router are all lumped into the same network. My DIR-825 uses 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0. All clients devices are layer 2 to each other.

I have the firewall pretty much running at default settings, with Multicast and UPnP enabled. I am able to ping all clients on the network and set home groups.

Make sure you don't have any AntiVirus or Firewall setting on the computer that could be blocking the HomeGroup connection. There really shouldn't be any thing special needed to make it work, usually works right out of the box if you are layer 2 to the other machine.
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I am not out of ideas. i have just been away from the forum for a few days. have you resolved anything lately or are you still stuck. If you are still stuck are you familiar with the program TeamViewer ?
    
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post #16 of 17
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Sorry about the delay guys,
I've been moving around the past couple of weeks (and will continue to do so for the next month or so actually). Interestingly, on the new networks I still can't see my laptop from my desktop (and vice versa). This should indicate that it has something to do with the computers then, right?
I'm using Avast on the desktop and MSE on the laptop but I stopped them both to check and the other computer is still not visible.

On this particular router (Ubiquity Power AP N 802.11n) I get
Desktop:
192.168.1.146 and 255.255.255.0
Laptop:
192.168.1.147 and 255.255.255.0

I haven't heard of Teamviewer, but I'll definitely check it out--thanks
post #17 of 17
I have had this same issue. if i created a homegroup with my other computer it won't work, but if i created one on my computer it worked. try creating a homegroup with the other computer or with your computer, i don't know why but windows 7 is picky about who is the host of the homegroup.
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