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#1 Lynx560

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:27 AM

I went out & bought a new DELL laptop today and decided to give Windows 10 a try.
Everything setup with no problem & then upgraded to 10 just as easily.

After it finished setting up & updating, I went through everything to make sure all the privacy settings were how I wanted them.

Everything seemed to be working just fine... until I tried to connect to another computer.

Here is whats happening:

Home1 is my main PC (Win7) {hardwired to my router}
Home2 is my Gateway laptop  (Win7) {wireless}
Home3 is my new Dell (Win10) {wireless}

Here is where it gets weird...

From Home1: I can connect to both Home2 & Home3
From Home2: I can connect to Home1 but not Home3
From Home3: I can connect to Home1 but not Home2

When I try to connect to Home3 from Home2, I get a window that says:

Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to: Home3
[User Name                     ]
[Password                        ]
Domain: Home2
x Remember my credentials


When I try to connect to Home2 from Home3, I get this:

Enter network credentials
Enter your credentials to connect to: Home2
[User Name                     ]
[Password                        ]
Domain: Home3
x Remember my credentials



I have tried every password I have ever used on a computer.

Home3 is the only computer with a password ... that password does not work
I tried my wireless network password ... that doesn't work either
and I tried every other password I know of ... NOTHING WORKS !!!

I made sure both Home2 & Home3 were part of the "HomeGroup"

I made sure both Home2 & Home3 have shared folders ... just to make sure.

Also; both Home2 & Home3 connect to the internet with no problem.



Anyone out there have any ideas ???


Thanks in Advance

 



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

Are you using the same user account on them all?  If not you need to supply a local to that pc user account and password.



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:20 AM

Thank you for your reply Wand3r3r

 

 

I am not sure what a User Account is ... isn't that the Home1, Home2, & Home3 names ?

 

How would I find out the user account information for each computer ... and the password for each ?

 

How would I supply a local to a user account ?



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:23 AM

Sorry ... but I have to go to work

 

I will be back late tonight

 

Please give me an idea of what to do .. or at least what to look for

 

I will reply later tonight

 

 

Thanks again



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:35 AM

I am assuming your computer names are home1, home2. etc.  Computer or host name has no relationship to user or account names.

 

Are your logons automatic when you start up the computer?  You come into the desktop without entering a name or password?



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:30 AM

I am assuming your computer names are home1, home2. etc

Yes ... that is correct.

Those are the names of the computers as shown in the network folder on my PC and in the network folders in each laptop.

 

From my PC's network folder, I can double click either Home2 or Home3 and they open without a User/Pass window.

I can do the same back to my PC from either laptop ...

but i cannot do the same between the laptops.

 

 

Computer or host name has no relationship to user or account names.

How do I find out what the account names are ?

 

Are they the names I see after the Home2 & Home3 listed under the Media Devices section of the network folder ?

I can see Home2: {name}:

and

Home3: {another name}

 

(correct names are replaced with generic "name")

 

*** I just tried connecting using the "names" instead of Home2 or Home3, with any password I could think of (including the logon password & the network password, but again NOTHING WORKS.***

 

Are your logons automatic when you start up the computer? You come into the desktop without entering a name or password?

The only computer that has a Username/Password is the new Dell Windows10 laptop (which is the same as the {another name} as shown above)

My PC (Home1) & the Gateway laptop (Home2) open directly to the desktop without a Username/Password.

 

Would that make a difference on how they connect ?

 

 

 

* Also, I opened an elevated command in both laptops and ran a ping to the other.

Both pings ran successfully so I know they can communicate with each other.

 

This is getting frustrating....


Edited by Lynx560, 20 August 2015 - 02:24 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:56 AM

UPDATE

 

This thread can be marked as SOLVED

 

I finally figured out how to fix the problem.

 

 

I had to change the Homegroup Connections setting in the Advanced Sharing Settings in the Network & Sharing Center for both laptops.

 

The correct setting should be:

Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)

 

Windows then prompted for a log off to finalize the setting...

 

After logging both laptops back on:

Home3 was able to access Home2 immeadiately :)

Home 2 still required a User/ Pass to access Home3 ... so I entered the same User/Pass that I log into Home3 with ... and ....

 

IT WORKED !!!

 

<<< doing the happy dance >>>

:bananas:  :bounce:  :bananas:  :bounce:  :bananas:

 

 

Thanks to Wand3r3r for his time ... I appreciate your help :thumbsup:


Edited by Lynx560, 20 August 2015 - 08:01 AM.





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