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Can't See Homegroup Computers.


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#1 TheSadness

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:54 AM

as the title goes, any help?

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 22 April 2010 - 01:49 PM.
Moved to Networking ~ Hamluis.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

More info is needed....Can you please give complete details on the computers that are on the Homegroup?

Which computer was the Homegroup created on?

Which computer(s) can see which computer(s)?

etc...

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:03 AM

So okay, I'm using my desktop and i got 2 spare laptops here.
created homegroup using the desktop and connected 1 laptop on the homegroup.
the bad thing is only the laptop can see the Homegroup computers connected but my desktop can't.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

What operating system is on each computer?
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

All on Windows 7,

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

Okay....

Homegroup is supposed to make networking computers easier, but the truth is, it's still a pain. I always have to fight with it for at least a couple hours to get it work when first creating a Homegroup. :thumbsup:

Is network discovery turned on for all computers?

My first recommendation would be to delete the Homegroup and start over using this tutorial. Sometimes that works....sometimes not....it's the first thing to try....
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

uhm, i've already done that. my only problem is why can't i see the other 2 laptops connected on the homegroup on my computer when i can see that my computer is connected on the homegroup using the laptop.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

I don't really know....

Try here: Why can't I access my homegroup ?

If you don't have anything shared, then the computer won't show up at all in the Homegroup.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:31 AM

All of the 3 units are sharing all documents. How come it's not on the list. -_-

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

Like I said, I don't really know. Homegroup can be very finicky....

I don't really have anything else to try.....I always have to fiddle with the settings for a couple hours before figuring it out. And by then, I don't know what I did to get it right. :thumbsup:

There is still hope, though....I'll have this topic moved to the Networking sub-forum where you'll be able to get advice from people who are more skilled in this area than I am. :flowers:
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:53 PM

Okay then, thanks for the much help. :thumbsup:
hmm. it seems that disabling the network adapters TEMPORARILY fixes the problem.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

Okay then, thanks for the much help. :thumbsup:
hmm. it seems that disabling the network adapters TEMPORARILY fixes the problem.



I would try upgrading your drivers for your computer.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:37 AM

what hardware drivers exactly? i must say that all my drivers are up to date cause windows 7 updates them.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

I would highly recommend not doing hardware driver updates via windows updates. I would go to the manufacturer of your hardware and get the drivers directly from there.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:28 PM

I am assuming all the computers can surf the net?

Do any of them have a firewall installed?

Can you ping each of them from the others? Both via IP and computer name?

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