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How to join Vista computer to Windows 7 homegroup computer. They ping each other but they are not accesable.

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If other users are unable to access your network shares, especially if they are using older versions of Windows or old 802.11b wireless adapters, their systems might not support 128-bit encryption. Select Enable File Sharing for Devices that Use 40 or 56-bit encryption.
To simplify sharing, you can disable password protected file sharing. To do so, select Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.
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How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

If you need to know how to access the Windows 7 Firewall and the basic info on the operation of the firewall the link below will cover this for you.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r5088048-check_windows_7_firewall_settings

The below process will cover enabling ping requests through the Windows Firewall.

1. After you are in the Windows 7 Firewall you will need to select "Advance Setting" on the left hand side of the window.

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2. Click on Inbound Rules

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3. Next you will need to scroll down the list until you see "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)".

Note in Windows 7, Microsoft moved the rule under the File and Printer Sharing section. So if you are trying to find the rule for Windows Vista you will want to look under Networking.

4. After you find the listing you will need to right click and select Enable Rule.

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Note you will see the listing for each network profile. So you will want to do this for each one. Also at this time you do not need to enable the ICMPv6-In rule because ICMPv6 is not current used as a standard.

5. Click on the red "x" to close the Windows Firewall with Advance Security window.

You should now beable to send ping requests through the Windows 7 Firewall.
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I cannot able to view homegroup password at all nor able to change that.In my Windows 7.


Go to Start --> Control Panel --> search for homegroup in the search box --> click on Homegroup --> View or print homegroup password

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How do I fix my hp625 problem which ask for the password of its homegropuser$


Try this it comes from the windows help file on Windows 7
You should let Windows manage
your home network connections because it's the easiest and best way to share
files and printers.


But if you've previously set up customized sharing permissions on
your network following the procedures in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you want to maintain those
permissions when using a homegroup, you can choose to manage network connections
yourself. If you choose this option, you'll need to use your user account and
password when accessing other computers.


To continue using customized permissions, create or join a
homegroup, and then follow these steps:




  1. Click to open Advanced sharing settings.


  2. Click the chevron to expand the
    Home or Work network profile.


  3. Under HomeGroup connections, click Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers,
    and then click Save changes.

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How do i easily connect my desk top to another in my home


Hook them both up to the router. If this is windows Vista/7 create a homegroup on one. Write down the password and join the other PC to the homegroup and your done.

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Just bought a acer labtop can not get the hook up to computor


To network two computers you normally need a switch or a router to act as an intermediary between the two computers IF you still want both to have a functioning internet connection.

Otherwise, take your laptop and plug a Ethernet cable into the laptop and into the back of your computer tower.

I'm assuming you are using windows so go to control panel > network and sharing > Homegroup Options > Join now. This will set up a home network for the rest of the computers connected to share pictures music and other files. You will need to access the homegroup password from Control Panel > Network and Sharing > Homegroup Options. Take that password and add it in to your laptop under the Homegroup menu and you will see your laptop underneath the My Copmputer> Homegroup tab in the side panel. You can begin sharing files between them.

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Can I use networking between the two computer, the one computer has the operating system which is windows XP while the other computer has the operating system which is the windows 7?


Yes you can network XP and 7 together. The trick to this is during network setup you have to change the workgroup name on your XP computer to match Windows 7. The default workgroup name on 7 is homegroup. Change the name to homegroup in XP. Next during network setup on your 7 computer when you reach the workgroup options the setup will generate a password to access your homegroup. Write this password down and don't lose it. It's kind of hard to retrieve if you misplace it (speaking from experience :) ) You should now be able to share your router and files. Hope this was helpful.

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I have a e-studio 282 copier i cant access the smb server through windows 7 but i can through windows XP what shall i do to fix the problem


Sharing on Vista & Window 7 are not as easy as Window XP.
Kindly check below settings on your network connection:

Network Discovery: turn on network discovery
File and printer sharing: turn on
Public folder sharing: Your choice. It can be on or off.
Media Streaming: By default, this is off. You can turn it on if you want, but it is not why we are here, so I'm going to leave it off for now.
Password protected sharing: Turn off password protected sharing
HomeGroup connections: This doesn't really matter, since you already left homegroup. However, I allowed Windows to manage my homegroup connections. It seemed easier than arguing.

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I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit on my laptop. Now, when it connects to wireless router, (LynkSys WRT110), it disables the router. There is a Vista Home and an XP Pro machine on the network and...


You need to setup your new homegroup settings on your Windows 7 PC. Once you set this up you can copy to all your windows XP computers. This will put all the computers in sync. You can find the homegroup by going to the start menu and searching for homegroup. Please let me know if you have questions.

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