PC can see and access the laptop without asking for a user name and password but the laptop cannot access the PC because it asks me a username and password that I don't know.

Vista - Windows 7 network connection. username and password is unknown.


I just got a laptop with windows 7 on it and I want to connect to my other PC for it, they are on the same network through a router. the PC can see and access the laptop without asking for a user name and password but the laptop cannot access the PC because it asks me a username and password that I don't know.

If someone could answer this question, it would be great.

Maybe this can help.

Win7 when configured on the peer-to-peer network has three types of configurations of sharing.

Group residential network = only works between Win 7 computers. This type of configuration, it is very easy to entry level users to start sharing network.

Working network = fundamentally similar to previous methods of sharing that allow you to control what, how and to whom the records would be shared with.

Public share
= network Public (as Internet Café) in order to reduce security risks.

For the best newspaper of the results of each computer screen system and together all computers on a network of the same name, while each computer has its own unique name.


Make sure that the software firewall on each computer allows free local traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall on, Vista/XP Firewall Native should be disabled, and the active firewall has adjusted to your network numbers IP on what is sometimes called the Zone of confidence (see part 3 firewall instructions

General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq.html#trusted
Please note that some 3rd party software firewall continue to block the same aspects it traffic Local, they are turned Off (disabled). If possible, configure the firewall correctly or completely uninstall to allow a clean flow of local network traffic. If the 3rd party software is uninstalled, or disables, make sure Windows native firewall is active .


If your network consists only of Win 7 and you want a simple network, use it.


After you have configured the homegroup, scroll to the bottom for the Permission/security section.


Win 7 networking with other version of Windows as a work network.

In the center of the network, by clicking on the type of network opens the window to the right.

Choose your network type. Note the check box at the bottom and check/uncheck depending on your needs.


Win 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows

Win 7 network sharing folder specific work - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windows7/windows7_sharing.htm

Vista file and printer sharing - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

Windows XP file sharing - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
Sharing printer XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

Setting Windows native firewall for sharing XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP Patch for sharing with Vista (no need for XP - SP3) - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120

When you have finished the configuration of the system, it is recommended to restart everything the router and all computers involved.


If you have authorization and security problems, check the following settings.

Point to a folder that wants to share do right click and choose Properties.

In the properties

Click on the Security tab shown in the bellows of the photo on the right) and verify that users and their permissions (see photo below Centre and left) are configured correctly. Then do the same for the authorization tab.

This screen shot is to Win 7, Vista menus are similar.


The Security Panel and the authorization Panel, you need to highlight each user/group and consider that the authorization controls are verified correctly.

When everything is OK, restart the network (router and computer).

* Note . The groups and users listed in the screen-shoot are just an example. Your list will focus on how your system is configured.

* Note . There must be specific users. All means all users who already have an account now as users. This does not mean everyone who feel they would like to connect.


*** Note. Some of the processes described above are made sake not for Windows, but to compensate for different routers and how their firmware works and stores information about computers that are networked.

Jack-MVP Windows Networking. WWW.EZLAN.NET

Tags: Windows

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