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I can't connect to my Homegroup, even with the correct password.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:34 PM

I just finished putting together a new computer and I want to connect it to my home network. I have a Netgear router that supports 4 wired Ethernet connections and 8 wireless connections. I have my other desktop computer connected to it with a wired connection. I also have 3 ROKU players, one Logitech Revue box, a Kindle Fire tablet, and a laptop computer and a printer connected wirelessly. At the moment, only the ROKU players and Revue box are active.


I plugged the new computer into the back of the router with a wired connection and found that I could access the internet without any problem. I then opened the Networking section of Windows 7 and attempted to join the Homegroup. When requested, I entered the Password that I use for all of the wireless devices in the Homegroup. I received an error message telling me that the password was not correct. I went to the original desktop computer, opened the Networking service and then selected "Show or Print Password". The password that was displayed was not the password that I use to admit wireless devices into the Homegroup. It appeared to be a group of 10 randomly selected letters and numbers. Okay, no problem, if Windows says that this is the Homegroup password, that's what I'll use. So I went back to the new computer and used this password to try to join the Homegroup, but I still received the message that the password was not valid. I checked the characters carefully for errors, but subsequent tries still resulted in the error message. Can anyone shed some light on why, when I'm using the correct Homegroup password that I still am told the the password is not correct.


Thanks in advance.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 16 November 2015 - 07:24 PM.
Closed - duplicate topic in Win 7

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