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Windows networking issue

I have 4 computers on a home network "HOME". 3 of them can see and share files with other computers. On one of them I cannot see the other computers, even though it is connected to the same home network.

Characteristics of the computer that does not work
A laptop running windows XP SP3
Connecting via a Belkin wireless router

I have tried the following troubleshooting but nothing seems to work:

Please make sure that Windows firewall is off, or that the "Don't allow exceptions" box is unchecked. To check these features follow these steps:
1. Click the start menu then open the control panel.
2. Click on the security center.
3. Scroll down on the security center until you find the "Windows Firewall" icon and click it.
4. Here you will see the on and off buttons and the Don't allow exceptions box. Make sure that box is unchecked, or the firewall is turned off.

Internet connection sharing must be disabled
1. Open the start menu, go to the control panel, and double click on your Network Connections (Single click network and internet connections first if you have a blue background on the control panel window).
2. If there are any network bridges here, make sure that those are deleted.
3. Find your Network adapter in use (if connecting wirelessly, you will be looking for a wireless adapter, if connecting via a wire, look for the local area connection that's enabled).
4. Right click on the adapter and select properties.
5. Click on the advanced tab.
6. Deselect an check mark made in the Internet connection sharing section.

Client for Microsoft Networks may not be installed
1. Right click on "My Network Places" and choose "Properties"
2. Right click on the network adapter, and choose "Properties"
3. Click the "Install" button
4. Choose "Client" in the list and click "Add"
5. Choose "Client for Microsoft Networks" and click "Add"
6. Click "OK"

File and printer sharing not installed.
1. Right click on "My Network Places" and choose "Properties"
2. Right click on the network adapter, and choose "Properties"
3. Click the "Install" button
4. Choose "Service" in the list and click "Add"
5. Choose "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and click "Add"
6. Click "OK"

Also, this error is if one of your computers has a name that is more than 15 characters.
1. To verify what your computer name is set to, right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". On the "Computer Name" tab, check what the "Full computer name" is.
2. Check the name on each of your computers. If any of them have more than 15 characters in their name, rename it to have 15 characters or less. This will require a reboot.

And you need to be part of a Workgroup (not a Domain). To check to make sure each of my computers is set to be a member of a Windows Workgroup rather than a Windows Domain, do the following:
1. Click the Windows "Start" button
2. Right-click on "My Computer"
3. Choose "Properties"
4. Click the "Computer Name" tab
5. Click the "Change..." button
6. Under "Member of" make sure "Workgroup" is selected (not "Domain".)

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  • fixya769 Jan 26, 2009

    Of course I checked the network settings first... problem remains unsolved.

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Make sure the network profile is a home profile and not work and that shareing is enabled for all check boxes under the home profile tab and that streaming is turned on. You may need to check to see that you dont have a service turned off in services that should be on.

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Does the laptop have an ethernet port built in? I would try to "hard wire" it and see if you can get it to work, then you know it is the wireless adapter that may be the cause. If you need further assistance let me know, also please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
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That often happens because of a IP address conflinct, caused by MAC address on card.

You fix the problem by using a different wireless adapter.

Try testing the laptop that does not work with an external wireless adapter, if it works that was the problem.

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All computers must have same workgroup name and diffrent descriptions and names. try to use set up home and small office network in every computer. its located under control panel network connections if u put there all the same workgroup names and diffrent descriptions and comupter names

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Windows XP

1. Log in as the administrator or as an account that has administrator capabilities.
2. Open the Control Panel and click Network And Internet Connections.
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Windows Vista

1. Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
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3. In the Advanced Sharing Settings window, you will need to change the settings for the Home or Work, and Public profiles.
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I found it somewhat difficult to completely Unshare files and folders on my HomeGroup Network and still allow Printer sharing in Windows 7 (Home Premium).

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I would appreciate any clarifications or simplifications.

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There are several different Network Sharing/Protection assignment locations in Windows 7.

To prevent all sharing between computers on the Homegroup Network, but allow Printer Sharing:

1) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options.

Uncheck sharing boxes that you don't want to share. Save changes.

2) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options->Change advanced sharing settings.

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3) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options->Change advanced sharing settings.

Choose Media streaming options.

Click "Block All" button. Turn off. Click OK.

Anomaly Note: You have to close Control Panel and repeat all step 3 again for the change to take effect.

4) Open Windows Explorer.

a) Select "C:/", select "Users" folder with single click, then click "Share with" in toolbar.

b) Select Advanced sharing.

Under Sharing tab, select Advanced Sharing. Uncheck box labeled "Share this folder". Apply and close.

5) Open Windows Explorer.

Select "C:/Users/", select all folders and files under "Users", then click "Share with" in toolbar, then click "Nobody".

6) Verify success by going to other home network computer(s) and trying to access your files and folders. You should only be able to see there is a computer and not be able to see any folders of files.

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  1. Open shortcutcold.gifWindows Explorer, and then locate the drive or folder you want to share.
  2. Right-click the drive or folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
    • If you are sharing a drive, on the Sharing tab, click If you understand the risk but still want to share the root of the drive, click here.
    • If you are sharing a folder, go to the next step.
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  • To change the name of your folder on the network, in the Share name text box, type a new name for your folder. This will not change the name of the folder on your computer.
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Here’s a very short summary of how to create a home network:

1) Create a named Workgroup (computer network name).
In Windows, the defaults are MSHOME or WORKGROUP, but you can choose your own

2) Add computers to the named Workgroup

3) Enable file and/or printer sharing.


Here are some resources to help you:

1. Windows XP has a wizard to walk you through it - see tutorial here

2. For Vista, try this link for a detailed overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

These links might help too:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-pc-network-workgroup.html

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/connect-to-and-share-files-with-other-pcs-on-your-.html

3. When it comes to sharing folders, there are two main ways to do this. You can either 1) right click the folder and enable sharing through the shortcut menu., or 2) add the file/folder to ‘Shared Documents’ (for XP) or ‘Public Folder’ (for Vista).

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Rather than try and explain how to set things up here (would be a rather long answer!)... follow the links below ;)
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http://www.home-network-help.com/share-printer.html


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File sharing


it is possible

If you have multiple computers in your home and they are connected through a home network, you can share files among your computers. That means you no longer have to copy files to a floppy disk or USB flash drive to transfer them to another computer. Once you configure your computer to share files, you (or another user with the appropriate permissions) can, by using Windows Explorer, open them from other computers connected to the network, just like you’d open files that are stored on a single computer. You can also choose to have folders visible—but not modifiable—from other computers on the network.
To share files on your computer with other computers on a network, you need to:
Share a folder on your computer. This will make all of the files in the folder available to all the computers on your network (you can’t share individual files).
Set up user accounts on your computer for everyone who needs to connect to your shared folder. If any of the accounts are Limited User accounts (unless an account is a Computer Administrator account, it is a Limited User account), follow the steps in Set permissions for files and folders to enable them to open your files.

To access shared files that are on another computer on your network, you need to:
• Connect to the shared folder from other computers on the network. This procedure is described in Map a network drive.

Note: By default, file permissions only allow your user account and administrators on your local computer to open your files, regardless of whether a person is sitting at your keyboard or at another computer. It may help to keep these three things in mind when setting up file sharing:
• Files have user permission settings.
• Every computer has its own user database.
• Some accounts are administrator accounts and some aren’t.

Configure your computer to share files To share a folder on your computer so that files stored in the folder can be accessed from other computers on your home network
1.
Log on to your computer as an administrator. For more information, see Access the administrator account from the Welcome screen.
2.
Click Start, and then click My Documents.
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Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Sharing and Security.
68599-click-sharing-and-security.gificotip.gif Tip: If you want to share your entire My Documents folder, open My Documents, and then click the Up button on the toolbar. You can then select the My Documents folder.
4.
If you see a message that reads, As a security measure, Windows has disabled remote access to this computer, click the Network Setup Wizard link. Then follow the instructions in How to set up your computer for home networking. On the File and printer sharing page of the Network Setup Wizard, be sure to select Turn on file and printer sharing. If you do not see this message, skip this step and go to step 5.
68599-click-network-setup-wizard.gif Note: If you do not see the Network Setup Wizard link or the Share this folder on the network check box, your computer probably has Simple File Sharing disabled. This is a common change made to computers used for business. In fact, it happens automatically when a computer joins an Active Directory domain. You should follow these instructions to share a folder instead.
5.
In the Properties dialog box, select the Share this folder on the network check box.
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If you want to be able to edit your files from any computer on your network (instead of just being able to open them without saving any changes), select the Allow network users to change my files check box.
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Click OK.
68599-click-ok.gif Windows Explorer will show a hand holding the folder icon, indicating that the folder is now shared.
To connect to the shared folder from another computer, follow the steps described in How to map a network drive.
Note: By default, only you and other people with an administrator account on the computer sharing the folder will be able to open your files. To limit access of specific users with an administrator account on the computer sharing the folder, read How to set permissions for files and folders.

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