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Win7 Home Group Networking Issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by RonInNYC, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. RonInNYC

    RonInNYC Thread Starter

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    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 fine. 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.
     
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    Failure to ping is usually a firewall blocking, What firewall or security suite do, or did, you have on the desktop?

    Does your router have the "wireless isolation" feature?
     
  3. RonInNYC

    RonInNYC Thread Starter

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    After a very long time on the phone with linksys support, we (that is, she) determined it was the router that was malfunctioning. Upgraded the firmware, reset to factory setting, then made some customizations and it seems OK now. Keeping fingers crossed. THANKS for your help.
     
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    You're welcome, and thanks for letting us know the outcome. If it stays fixed you can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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