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  • Started 1 year ago by Eddiebug1
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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

I can't seem to connect to my laptop from any other computer in the house i am running Windows 7 home premium on my laptop my sisters laptop is running the same and the desktop that we are using as a router is running windows 7 ultamate my laptop is conected to the home group so i cant figure out why i can't access it and i have all shareing turned on

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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Turn off windows firewall on both and create a shared folder on one of them and try to acces it from the other.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Slightly confused by your configuration?

"i am running Windows 7 home premium on my laptop my sisters laptop is running the same and the desktop that we are using as a router is running windows 7 ultamate"

Are you saying the W7 computer is doing ICS, Internet Connection Sharing? That machine connects to the internet and you use its internet connection?

When you open a COMMAND PROMPT in both your laptop and your sisters computer and run IPCONFIG /ALL, that do you see for these values :

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Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-23-AE-E6-D1-EF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd60:dda3:c837:6b7e%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 654966823
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-7B-EE-74-00-23-AE-E6-D1-EF

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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My values are listed but the important ones are the IPv4 address and Gateway.

Sharing is what you are sharing. Others must have SHARING enabled for you to see anything. However, a NET VIEW from the command line should show other machines on the network, like :

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c:\>net view
Server Name Remark

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\\IRV-XPS435 Irv's XPS 435T
\\LARAINE-XPS8500
\\RT-N56U RT-N56U
The command completed successfully.
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When you run the command, what do you see?

Irv S.

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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

Eddiebug1, adding to ispalten's post..

If I'm not mistaken you must also enable sharing in folders and/or sub-folders themselves.

For example, once I enable Public Folder Sharing and enable sharing to "MySharedFolder" it should look something like this;

Now to access that folder from another PC (on the same) network I go Windows Key + R (to get the run window) and in this case I'll have to type:

\\GAUSSIST\MySharedFolder (enter)

Note: "GAUSSIST"- is the PC name and "MySharedFolder"- is the name of the folder.

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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

i have virtual router on the desktop and it is serving as a 802.11n router as our 802.11g router went out

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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Eddiebug1, have you tried the suggestions above?

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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
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i tried the tips above

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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And what were the results?

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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

still couldn't stream or transfer

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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

i like to blame the fact that it's an acer with a pentium and not an i3 or better my next laptop will be a gaming laptop

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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

Here at work we have Pentium 4 PC's, XP, 512MB of RAM that share to our network, with other PC's running Windows Vista, 7, and now 8 without issues.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Might just be me but, I think a new router is in order.

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Agree, an actual router would probably help. Not too sure how you use a computer as a router.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Yeah, I don't think the computer is to blame.

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Eddiebug1
Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

i downloaded virtual router from CNet and it works perfectly i can read everyone else. they can see me but when the try and get stuff from my laptop it says my computer denies access and i only have some pictures blocked even to other users on my computer

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ispalten
ispalten
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If you had replied back with the info I asked for it would have helped determine where the problem lies.... but now it appears to be a permissions problem on the other computers. That data I asked for would still help here to make sure it is that.

Provide a link for that Virtual Router please.

Irv S.

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