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
home group(16 posts)
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 :
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : 188.8.131.52
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
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 :
Server Name Remark
\\IRV-XPS435 Irv's XPS 435T
The command completed successfully.
When you run the command, what do you see?
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:
Note: "GAUSSIST"- is the PC name and "MySharedFolder"- is the name of the folder.
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
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.
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