Home network Windows 7 analysis Question
I have a HP Deskjet 2050 (printer/scanner) connected to my computer Windows 7 Home. My wife wants to use the 2050 to analyze hundreds of photos, but I don't want the printer cable have to be tilted back between computers whenever she wants to scan something.
How can I give him the option to scan (it can print on the 2050 very well on our home network) without having to move the cord for the printer on the computer?
Too bad, I guess. Delete this thread because there is no solution, and it will become one of the 1 million other threads keen people will seek and find.
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I have a home network windows already defined with two desktop with Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 2000. The computers are connected to a router with ethernet cables and the lap top wireless (WiFi) to the same router. Now, I'm trying to connect a fourth computer (a desk top) with Windows Vista. It works fine to connect to Internet, but I can't reach the other computers on the network. On other computers, I can see a 'new', but I don't see the others of a "new". Can someone help me with the configuration of the computer "Vista"? Thanks in advance. / Thomas
To home network computers running different versions of Windows, we need to make sure that what follows.
a. ensure that all computers are in the same workgroup.
(b) the value of the private network location type.
c. open ports in your firewall to allow file and printer sharing.
d. turn on additional file and printer sharing options.
e. consider using password protected sharing.
5 using the network card.
The NIC in the network and sharing Center is a graphical view of the computers and devices on your network, showing how they are connected and including problem areas. A computer running Windows XP can be detected and appear on the network map, you may need to install the Protocol Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) on this computer.
To install LLTD, visit the following link and download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
For more information on the "networking running different versions of Windows' computers, visit the following link:
I hope this helps.
Answers from Microsoft supports the engineer.
I have a camera on my home network, I can see under 'network', but when I click it it says it is not accessible or may I not allowed to access this device (Windows 8.1)
But in XP I could open the unit and examine the folders inside how can I fix it?
Someone has an idea?
Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
I appreciate if you could answer a few questions:
1. What is the brand and model of your computer?
2. do you face this question earlier?
3. did you last changes made on your computer?
Please follow the methods and check them off below if it helps:
Method 1: Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter (network troubleshooter).
If the problem persists try methode2:
Method2: Windows 8.1 - why I can't connect to other PC?
You can also check out this link below for more information:
The homegroup Windows problems
Let us know the results.
I need help to configure my network, I ave a laptop & hubby the computer w / dsl wireless rouuter. If I can get trhis to work, maybe we can work on the printer.
Original title: help w / home network
Thanks for posting your query in the Microsoft Community Forums!
Looks like you need information to set up home networking on the windows vista computer.
We're here to help and guide you in the right direction.
-What is the number of brand and model of the computer?
I suggest you to return the items online help and check if it helps.
Setting up a network home
Setting up a wireless network
To install the printer on the network see Help below articles.
Install a printer on a home network
Share a printer
It will be useful.
Let us know if you encounter problems under windows in the future. We will be happy to help you.
I have a Windows 7 laptop and a desktop XP SP3, all connected with happiness to a wireless router. On both machines, I have the very underrated and generally wonderful notes 2007, which I rely on for the study. I'm reasonably texh-savvy, but I don't know what I don't know, so it is very likely I missed something very obvious.
I can update my OneNote notebooks on the Win 7 to XP machine fine machine, but the Win 7 machine does not update the notebooks on my XP machine without asking for a password.
I checked the following:
- They both share the same group, the WORKING group.
- The OneNote Notebooks folder properties have 'action' and 'allow other users to update' boxes ticked on the tab share
- The Windows 7 laptop can 'see' the Office XP on the network, but by double-clicking on the icon on desktop XP asks for a password
- When you look at the map of the network, the XP machine is nestled on the corner and not shown to be 'joined' to the router
- Portable Win 7 I can map a network drive by using the IP address to a shared folder on the XP machine and move files without any problem
- "File and Printer Sharing" on the Panel of control-> connections-> 'Properties of the wireless network' network is checked
- Both machines have static IP addresses
- I don't put passwords for each machine
- My computer-> tools-> Folder Options-> enable Simple file sharing is checked
- Guest account is enabled on the XP machine
- Password protected sharing is DISABLED on the Win 7 machine
I suspect that there is something that I have not checked/unchecked somewhere on my XP machine.
Why is the Win 7 computer phone harassment me a password when you try to synchronize a OneNote or click the icon under 'network '?
Y at - it an exhaustive list of things that I should check or an article somewhere that covers this? I googled loads, but only have mounted artuicles cloud sharing with OneNote 2010 and sharing of files between Windows 7 and XP, nothing on a password is requested during the synchronization of the OneNote files!
Thanks in advance for your help. I know the legacy tech support is a royal PITA, and I promise you that I will be upgrading to a more sensitive setting when I have the dosh, but in the meantime, I would appreciate some advice! :)
Follow these methods.
Method 1: Follow the steps in the article.
Networking of computers running different versions of Windows
Method 2: Temporarily disable the security software.
Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable the antivirus software. If you do not disable temporarily to install other software, you must reactivate as soon as you are finished. If you are connected to the Internet or a network at the time the anti-virus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.
I have a computer that I want to store all my files on and then be able to access other computers in my house. So far, I can see all the files on the computer at home, but I can't add new files from other computers on the network, nor can I add or move files.I can open the folders on the computer at home from any other computer on the network. I put permissions to everyone full control, but still I can not change or move all the folders. The computer is using Windows 7, the main computer that I am trying to access is under Vista.Thank you!
SOLVED.It seems that on the computer at home I don't had not yet set up the permissions for the Everyone group to full control.
I can't get this username entered with success because I'm limited to only users on the computer, I'm trying. I have Windows XP off file sharing simple. Both computers running XP Pro and I can share the folder, but it is open to ALL. Is there a way to do this?
I would like to try to explain how it works. You have XP Pro on Computer1 and you have disabled Simple file sharing. It is a step in the right direction. The facts are that the file exists on the computer 1 and is 1 computer to control what external connection gets access to this file. Computer 1 can only validate combinations of username/password names he knows. Is not in a domain, computer environment 1 includes only names of user and password that exists on the computer 1. He cannot know or trust any combination of name of user and password that does not exist within itself. The normal method, most people use is to create the same user on computer 1 that exists on the computer that connects and gives the same password that is used on the computer that connects to this user. If this is the case, the external user connects seamlessly and have access if 1 computer gave this authorization to the user in this file. Access can be controlled by right-clicking on the file or folder, select 'Properties' and then use the 'Security' tab to generate an access matrix.
Authentication: When connecting to the computer 1 from another computer, computer 1 search first if the username on the computer connection exists on the computer 1. If the user name of the user on the computer connection exists on computer 1 and passwords on both computers to match, the connection is established. If the passwords do not match, the connection is refused. If the user name of the logged in user does not match a user on computer 1, then the 'Guest' user is attempted. If the guest user is not protected by a, then the user will resemble the user 'Guest' and 'Guest' appropriate access. If the guest user is disabled on Computer1, and then the computer connection displays a name of User/Login screen asking the user to provide credentials (name and password) 1 computer can use and recognize to check that the user. If a name of user and password recognizes that computer 1 is entered, then computer 1 authenticates the user with this credential.
Of course, once authenticated, the user will have access to these files to which permissions have been granted to this user authenticated according to the KB307874. XP cannot grant permissions to users, he knows not (obviously) beyond the 'Guest '.
Bottom line is that you have discovered in a domain environment (workgroup), you MUST authenticate as a legitimate user who is (and who is not disabled) on Computer1.
I have a T1 (I live in a remote area). The T1 is delivered in an extension of ZPhone T1 network that is connected to a netopia router. The router is connected to my switch and all other network connections come from the switch. I replaced a previous router linksys with an EA6900 wireless. I unplugged the old, dead, plugged in the new in the same port of the switch.
Everything went well and I can connect, but the EA6900 starts on a different network address 10.x.x.x
The netopia is located in NAT to 192.168.1.x de.100 a.199. I put the EA6900 start at 200 and serve up to 254. When I apply this, I get a message that the router is up-to-date, then I lose connectivity and when it reconnects, it serves up a 10.x.x.x. yet once.
Any ideas how to get it on the 192.168.1.x network?
Thanks in advance.
If you want to use the 6900 as a past or wired AP, you can turn off the DHCP server on the router, assign a static IP address to the IP address of router 6900, something like 192.168.1.50, clear all the other features on the 6900 as firewall, QoS features and what is not necessary accept for the wireless and use the 6900 wired AP. This will put the 6900 devices and any connection to it, to use the routers main host IP address pool and be on the net of sub 192.168. If you do this, connect the cable from the router main host to one of the LAN ports behind the 6900, do not use the WAN or yellow marked internet port. It is not used in this configuration.
I have problems to make the 64-bit machine to recognize the 32-bit computer. I followed the advice help and support on 7 64-bit computer, but it just won't work. They seem to see and recognize each other sometimes, but I can't share files between two PCs. I have consulted with Microsoft Answers, but can not find clear guidance, I need a simple and clear through about what to do, and also what I shouldn't do. I put them both in the same group of residential, but nothing work properly for me. I am a + trained but never finished my N +, maybe that's the problem. Any help will be warmly received. Thanks Mark.
Windows XP can't join a homegroup. Only Windows 7 machines can do. Remove the homegroup and set up a good old tested and rested WORKING group instead. If you find my answer helpful, please click the button "Vote as helpful"! Thank you!
I have a problem with Windows Media Player 12.0.7061 when I try to listen to music through my home network Windows 7. Windows Media Player has no problem playing the media all types of files locally on the Windows 7 system. On my home network, .wma files play well through the (Pioneer) wireless speaker, but .mp3 and .mp4 files only play for the first ~ 5 seconds and then the audio stops. If I wait long enough, Windows Media Player will skip to the next song and continue to play the .wma file.
Is this a problem of DRM? My home wireless network is too slow to allow .mp3 or .mp4 fully transmit the wireless speaker?
Problem dealt with. It's a problem of bandwidth of wireless network.
I have a new HP Pavilion P6-2120 Tower and cannot do 'see' my old laptop on my home network.
Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community.
I see that you are unable to see the computer on your home network.
- If it works well before?
- How many computers are connected to the network?
- What operating system is installed on the "old" laptop?
Try these steps and check whether you can see the old laptop on the home network.
Check if the parameters of home network is set up correctly.
See this link for more information:
Setting up a network home
Now, try the steps from the following link:
Why can I not see other computers on my network?
If the problem persists, or you need help with Windows in the future let us know. We are here to help.
original title: Wireless on the Fritz
I have problems wireless on my Acer laptop which has Windows Vista. I am able to connect to my school of university network and used to connect to my home network (both are networks limited requiring a password or log in). However, last week my computer stopped connecting to my home network (no one else has this problem with the home network). I tried to fix the problem, but my computer says that "Wireless association failed because Windows did not receive response from the access point or wireless router." That said also thatthe connection "(my wireless network)" has been cancelled. This is perhaps due to a timeout or user action. »
The only different thing I did last week was click option at my University 'connect long-term' instead of 'connect short term' to their wireless network. Maybe who has messed up my settings? That's what my University said of his record long term: "students, faculty and staff also have an option to easily record their computer (or other wireless devices), so that it is not necessary to authenticate each day they connect from the network wireless campus, to resources outside the University.» However, these settings are saved on their network (I can access it online from another computer), so I think it is unlikely that he messed up my settings.
I don't really know what the problem is. Any ideas as to what I can do? I don't want to reset my computer everything.
You can view these methods:
I suggest you to disable any program of security on your computer and check if it solves the problem.After reviewing the question you must reactivate the security on your computer program.Note: Run the computer without antivirus software or firewall is a potential threat to the computer; Be sure to activate security software after completing the troubleshooting steps and after identifying the problem.Method 2:I suggest also allows you to check in SafeMode with network.Method 3:I also suggest you to check the settings of the router firewall.
I have a home network cable, put in place with the primary being my XP computer. All other computers on the network are working perfectly, but since the purchase of a new computer with Windows 7 OS, I could not connect the new computer to my network.
Any help is appreciated!
Connect to the Internet, a host group and e-mail.
For any question on Windows 7:
Link above is Windows 7 Forum for questions on Windows 7.
Windows 7 questions should be directed to the it.
You are in the Vista Forums.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I have 2 computers that are configured in a wired network:
Laptop1 - Network switch - Laptop2
For security reasons, there is no access to the internet. (For the few times that it is necessary, we use wireless.)
Because they are only 2 computers, I've set up static IP addresses to Ethernet adapters (IPs private / class C) and told me the network card it was a home network and then set up a homegroup. (They are also in the same working group). Since there are only two computers on the same subnet, I don't bother to set up a DNS gateway or default. The only thing that caught my interest is that the NIC kept showing "unidentified network" - which could be the cause of the problem described below. (Because this network does not have the particular signs, I expect that's why Windows confuses.)
After everything was set, I was able to share the files from one computer to another. I have had absolutely no problem. Unfortunately, every time restart us the computer, the two computers stopped talking. When I went back to look at the network, it has been reset to the Public network instead of :ome network I selected previously. What happens on BOTH computers. Once I tell the computer in a home network, everything works perfectly - I don't even have to Setup homegroup. Unfortuantely, as soon as we reboot a computer, this computer forget and returns to the Public network.
Both computers running with administrative accounts. Because of custom software, we are unable to upgrade to 8.x Windows or Windows 10 right now.
I did some research and have seen many answers/different answers to this question. #1 response seems to be to update the NIC drivers and I'm looking into that. Is there something else I can look at? Maybe add something to the network configuration to manually tell him it's the same network?
Found the workaround:
While I don't really 'it' because it is automatically the network a network of 'work', it allowed me to progress. When I had to add a 3rd computer to homegroup, I had to change the first computer network temporarily work back home in order to get the 3rd computer to join the homegroup and then after the system has restarted, he returned to 'work', but the HomeGroup continues to operate correctly.
I don't know if this is addressed in Win10, but it would be nice if manually configure us a computer on a network, so we can manually set as call it and the private setting would stick without having to enter in the security policy.
The question asked by several users, without satisfactory answer. This seems to be a problem without a solution.
I can't get my laptop Windows 7 see my Mac desktop on my home network wireless. The laptop connects to the network very well and can access the Internet without problem. But I can't connect the Windows PC to Mac to share files. The Mac can see the PC and connect to it from the Mac side, so if I'm at the Mac I can drag files to the PC. If I'm on the laptop, it is an island in the ocean. Nothing can be seen anywhere on the network. It is impossible to copy files to the Mac from the PC.
There must be a Windows 7 problem. I have another laptop running XP and it automatically connects to the Mac.
Is this a bug of Windows 7 and this is why no one can explain how to solve this problem? Mac forums are loaded with people having the same problem with their Windows 7 computers.
PilotBob's suggestion did the trick for me. I was tearing my hair on all last night about why my Windows 7 (Ultimate) machine can access the files on my old MacBook Air for a year and not my two new OSX machines. When you try to access the new machines I kept getting an alert box saying connection failure and asks me to enter my username and password. Although they have identical accounts on all of my machines, I couldn't login to the new machines, OSX, even after you type the correct user name and password.
The problem, it turns out, was that the Macbook Air has been configured to use the same working group as the Windows 7 machine (which I had imaginative name "WORKGROUP") and the new OSX machines did not use any group of work at all. Once I did that change, Windows 7 automatically connected the new OSX machines.
My only point remaining dissatisfaction is that Windows 7 does not automatically captures the OSX machines on the subnet and the list under 'Network', as it does with my other Windows 7 machines. I have to enter the address of the OSX machine I want to access in the address bar of the file manager: i.e. "\\ComputerName" to see shared files on OSX machines. But once this is done, the OSX computers under network in file manager and remain there, and I can click on it to access all that is shared. I can live with that, even if, as John + 6154 pointed out, it seems that Microsoft could facilitate this. OSX automatically resumes all Windows machines on the subnet. So why can't Windows do the same? (My guess is that Microsoft will not be able to get away with this kind of arrogance much longer. "If things continue as they are it might soon be Microsoft touting that Windows plays nice with OSX, rather than OSX touting that it plays well with Windows.)
In any case... taking into account the situation as it is, and adaptation of all the advice above with special credit to Malkeleah, here is what I believe is a complete list of what you need to do to allow access of file under OS Windows 7 x:
On Windows 7:
- Configure a user account with a password
- Go to control panel > all items in the control panel > network and sharing Center, click on "change the advanced sharing settings" and make the following settings for any kind of network, you're on (probably home or work)
- Discovery of plug in the network
- Open the files and printers sharing
- Turn on the sharing section Public folder sharing
- Plug the password protected sharing
- Do not use "Homegroup" (he has a knack for spoiling your manual network settings)
- Make sure that your firewall allows traffic on your subnet to cross
- Identify the task force of your Windows machine by going to control panel > system and security > system. The name and the workgroup for your computer are displayed. You can change these if you have administrative privileges; Click on "Change settings" just to the right of the name of the computer. You will need the Working Group to set up your OSX machine.
- It seems you have to use Windows 7 Professional or ultimate edition to make the work of file sharing. I have not tried with Home Premium.
- Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences
- Select users and groups
- Set up a user with the same username and password as on the Windows machine (there is a padlock at the bottom left that you may need to click to allow you to make changes - this appears for almost all settings in system preferences)
- You can, if you wish, set up an automatic connection as Malkeleah for Windows. Just click on "Connection Options" at the bottom of the list of users
- Go back to system preferences, and then select the network
- Click on the Advanced button
- Click TCP/IP and make sure that you are on the same IP subnet as the Windows machine: that is 192.168.XXX. YYY, where XXX represents the subnet identifier and YYY represents the identifier of the machine. (I believe you can access the machines on different subnets, but you need to search the full IP address rather than just the name of the computer.)
- Click on WINS and set the NetBios name of the computer you want and the Working Group for the same workgroup that the Windows machine.
- Say OK for everything, then return back in system preferences and select sharing
- Check the things you want to share (at least the file sharing)
- Highlight file sharing, click the button under file sharing options (right) and select share files and folders using SMB (Windows) and select the users for whom sharing must be enabled. (It does no harm to also click AFP (Apple File Protocol) to share with the other OSX machines.)
- Click done, and then add the folders that you want to share using the sign [+] and [-] buttons at the bottom of the window and users. You can specify the privileges of each user the name of the user.
- Return to the WINS settings and make sure that OSX has defined the name of working group. For some reason any this does not happen instantly. If it is empty, then it has not been set. I had to try and try again repeatedly before 'take '. But once there, he should stay there. You may have to restart, however.
Finally, to access your OS x from Windows machine
- Open a Windows Explorer window
- In the address bar, type \\OSXComputerName, that is to say "\\Air" or something else
- If all goes well, your shared folders should appear immediately, no need to enter a password, the password of Windows 7 is the same.
I hope this helps someone.
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