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problem connecting with other networked computers

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#1 ckstern


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:43 PM

I have a new laptop (win 7) and it wil see the other computers on the network but will not connect to open or read files. message I get askes for username/password. haven't had this problem with other 3 networked computers all win 7. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

Hello, I would make sure that all networks are classified as Home and none are listed as Public.


See if Password Protection is enabled on your computers. Only do this on a Home Network and never on a Public network.

#3 Greg62702


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:19 PM

Any third party firewall or Internet security software that you are running on any of the machines.  What is the exact version of Windows 7 that you are running, and is it a 32bit or 64bit install?

#4 jhayz


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:14 PM

The difference of homegroup to workgroup http://computernetworkingnotes.com/window-7-workgroup-networking/difference-between-homegroup-and-workgroup.html


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