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find another computer on network

By lowplaces4us ·
We are running through a d link router. All 3 computers can connect to the internet. 2 of the computers are on Windows 7 and run on XP. The one on XP is the one I can't get on the workgroup. What do I do?

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Win-7 Workgroup or HomeGroup?

by oldbaritone In reply to find another computer on ...

Did you set up a workgroup on the Windows-7 machines, or is it using the "HomeGroup" feature of Windows-7? XP won't talk to a Homegroup. Set up a "real" workgroup in Windows-7 and enable file sharing, then you should all be able to see each other.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Join-or-create-a-workgroup

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work group

by lowplaces4us In reply to Win-7 Workgroup or HomeGr ...

Hi, I did set it up on a work group instead of a home group. So I don't think that's it. Any other thoughts?

Thanks

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link layer prototol?

by beanxyz In reply to work group

I remember before when I tried to connect windows xp to vista, I had to install link layer protocol in windows xp. Mightbe it's the same with windows 7

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network

by lowplaces4us In reply to link layer prototol?

I couldn't find a link layer topology in XP. Do I have to download one?

Thanks

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network discovery and file and printer sharing enabled on Windows 7?

by CG IT In reply to network

and what network is active on Windows 7? Home/Work/Domain/Public?

Each network has different default settings in the firewall.

If network discovery isn't on, turn it on for Windows 7 and turn on public folder sharing. Those, at least will show up in the workgroup.

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