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Old 11-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Win7 Home Group Issue

I read this question and answer already but didn't understand it. I have a laptop and desktop connected through a Linksys router. The laptop is wireless; desktop wired. Both are Win7. Yesterday things were find. I rebooted the desktop and now it's connected to "Network2" and the laptop to MyNetwork, my named wireless network. So, they do not share a Home Group. yesteday, they shared a home group; today, not. I would prefer the desktop to use the wired connection. What do I need to do? Yesterday all was fine I wish I could remember what if anything I did yesteday. Also, when I try to connect to the wireless network from the desktop, I cannot. Password doesn't work. I can however, ping the laptop from the desktop but not the other way around.

If I change passwords on the router, doesn't matter. Still can't get in from the Desktop. I've tried Linksys chat but they are a bit useless for this kind of problem.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Most likely 'Network2' is just the name of the Ethernet port your desktop is using. Does your desktop have a wireless card to use to connect to?

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Most likely 'Network2' is just the name of the Ethernet port your desktop is using. Does your desktop have a wireless card to use to connect to?

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It does. BUT, as it turns out, the real issue was that I failed to set up a workgroup for both computers. Also, I had to reset my router back to factory and then reconfigure.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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Glad things worked out.
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