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What causes my network workgroup to fail

Q: What causes my network workgroup to fail

Hi I What to fail my workgroup causes network have four pc s connected through a GX-D ASUS switch which is now a few years old Two of the pc s have just been upgraded to windows the other two are on windows Also into the switch goes my BT broadband router and my network hp printer n Suddenly I am losing the complete network during normal use Instead of having green lights on my switch one of them goes amber and another has no light on at all If I unplug the switch from the power and then power back up all the What causes my network workgroup to fail lights go orange What causes my network workgroup to fail and then turn to green and the network comes back on This has never happened before until today and it has happened twice really frustrating I am not very techy and think the switch has became faulty Should I go buy a new switch or might it be something else Need it explaining in layman terms please as I don t have a clue Thanks for your help nbsp

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A: What causes my network workgroup to fail

Hi Shelley123. If your router has at least 4 Ethernet ports at the rear, there is no need for a switch as you have 4 pc's. If your "router" only has 1 Ethernet port, what you have is a modem. Normally, your Internet signal comes in and goes to a modem first, and if you have more than 1 pc or devices that need wireless connectivity,you would connect a wireless router to that single modem port and connect your 4 pc's to the 4 ports found on most routers.If you had at least 5 devices that need to be connected by Ethernet cable, you would use a switch which you would connect to one of your router's ports, then connect the fourth pc and any other Ethernet device to one of the 4 or more ports on the switch. Are you sure you are using a switch and not a hub? Could you tell us what other hardware you have in your network besides your 4 pc's which you connect by Ethernet cable?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-causes-my-network-workgroup-to-fail.197556/
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P.s. All computers are configured to share everything. The printer is set up to allow sharing.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/adding-printer-to-workgroup-fail.1063700/
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Ya ya I know its real easy.... till you try....

I have a desktop on Vista and a laptop on Win 7.
The desktop is connected directly to the router and the laptop
connects remotely.

Anyhow, before I get to the nitty gritty, a question or two.

Do I do the setup from one machine or the other, or on both ?

Now, what is the easiest way to do this ?

p.s. looking into this a bit I see Vista has "workgroup'" and Win 7 has "workgroup'" and "homegroup" ?

Thanks

A:How to set up a workgroup and network

Welcome
Not that easy. If it were there would not be long articles about the subject. Hope this helps
How do I make Windows 7 HomeGroup content accessible to Vista and XP? | TechRepublic

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Thanks,
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A:[SOLVED] XP Pro Workgroup Network

Well you should be able to ping them if one can ping the other and get a response. Lets see the results of ipconfig /all on each machine first

start > run > cmd > ipconfig /all
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-pro-workgroup-network.157245/
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A:Workgroup network drives

Are you referring to her My Documents?
Did you give yourself file and share permissions to her files on that comptuer?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/workgroup-network-drives.569497/
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A:Can't Access My Own Workgroup on a New Network

Closing duplicate to another thread already in progress: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/673583-can-t-access-my-own.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-access-my-own-workgroup-on-a-new-network.673661/
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A:I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

Well, have you turned on the sharing on ALL machines?

Do you have the same Workgroup listed on all machines?

Do you have a common account on ALL machines, this accounts needs to the same user name and same password?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-cant-see-the-other-two-computers-on-my-workgroup-network.1166858/
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A:Workgroup Computers come and go on Network

This may be due to the changes in the network stack of windows 7 (and Vista), the changes require an update to XP to utilise the Link Layer Topology.

I believe this is included in later service packs and updates but it can be downloaded manually if needed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

As for the MAC i'm not sure what updates are available there

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thanks.
 

A:network/workgroup uninstall help

Every computer has a workgroup or domain assigned to it. You can't get rid of it. It doesn't really matter if its the only machine you have anyways. It probably just shows your machine. If it is showing other machines and you don't want it to, then you can change your workgroup to something else so nothing shows up. The workgroup name is just something for peer to peer networks. If you only have one PC, then you don't need to worry about it. It is probably just showing your computer.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-workgroup-uninstall-help.440686/
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Then after 30 or so minutes, anonymous disappears!?!?

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I recently installed Windows XP Black on one of my PCs (pirated), and sometimes I wonder if people who create these pirates can have access to your computers?
 

A:Workgroup network - Anonymous

Remove that copy/delete and Use genuine Windows XP OS from your CD. Turn off the XP Black from your network what happens if you do that?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/workgroup-network-anonymous.130299/
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A:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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A:Solved: Connect to a workgroup in a network

Windows 7 will not connect to any other workgroup other than windows 7. If you want share your network with Windows XP, Vista, and/or Windows 7 Click this link and follow the instructions. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/ And share your files and folders thru your network and forget WORKGROUP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-connect-to-a-workgroup-in-a-network.976316/
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A:Network access issue with Workgroup PC's

It sounds like the laptop name has changed, but the old name still exists as a share name. Reconfirm the laptop computer name, and you might just change the name to see if that makes a difference.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/network-access-issue-with-workgroup-pcs-540830.html
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A:Sharing between 2 win7pro64 in workgroup network

With Windows 7 the default sharing is enabled by default from the C:>Users folder rather than from the root of the C: drive so it's best to change those settings back on the C: drive.

If you want to share any of the C:Users\Username folders then you need to add permissions via the advanced Sharing tab at the C:Users>Username folder, because by default this folder has a lock on it.

All this complication can easily be avoided by simply creating a Homegroup on one machine then joining the other machine to the Homegroup using the Homegroup password.

Homegroup - Create

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A:Converting Domain network to Workgroup

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/converting-domain-network-to-workgroup.357413/
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A:Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect.

sorry to say... but this is why its highly recommended to not do upgrades from interim builds. Especially from a beta/preRC to the "official" RC.... wasnt the real intention of MS. The reason being is, how many ppl will have to upgrade their PC to win7 from some interim/leaked build? not many, this is why the only upgrade talk was for vista users. Also strongly recommending to do a clean install if on the beta... which means any beta in real smarts talk. Not flaming you here, just trying to get you and others to realize that this is a proper way of doing things in a "test" field scenario, which this is.

Yes, there are ways TO upgrade (from betas). When i think of ppl doing this, chevy chase and the lampoons vacation movies come to mind for some reason. Something usually turns another something into a bigger problem, that could have been avoided with a little thought instead of haste. (great flicks tho)

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I've tried using WinXP's network setup wizard with no luck. I've read quite a few different guides/troubleshooters on the web, and even with those I can't seem to get this to work.

My laptop now shows under Network Connections as Enabled, Shared, Firewalled, my desktop simply Connected, Firewalled.

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-With iTunes open on both machines, it successfully recognizes the libraries.

I am not a networking genius, but I'm fairly literate if someone could help me out, please.

This could be a whole separate issue, but even when connected to my windows 7 machine through VPN, the machines don't show up on their respective network "browsers"

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A:Workgroup/network sharing Mac OS X(I have searched)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by opsis


I cannot get this to work for the life of me. I have searched this forum, and others.

-I have set the workgroup identically on my windows 7 machine and my 10.6 MBP.

-I CAN smb to my windows 7 machine successfully.

-Neither my windows 7 or mac os x recognize one another in their respective network "browsers"

-With iTunes open on both machines, it successfully recognizes the libraries.

I am not a networking genius, but I'm fairly literate if someone could help me out, please.

This could be a whole separate issue, but even when connected to my windows 7 machine through VPN, the machines don't show up on their respective network "browsers"

Thanks


Hi Opsis, and welcome.

1. What do you mean by network browsers?

2. You gave the same network name on both machines?

3. Have you created at least one shared folder on the machines?

4. Do you have them connected through a router?

5. DCHP or fixed ip's?

6. Can the machines ping each other?

7. Can you post a command prompt after entering ipconfig /all,
and respective command on the mac?
(I don't know abything about mac's.)

Greetings

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Hi

I have three PCs in my network. Two running XP professional and one running XP home edition.

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On the third I recently removed LogMeIn.

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Instead 'LogMeIn Virtual Disk Network' alone displays.

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The display is vital as it is required when I want to attach a network drive to the system.

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Thanks in anticipation.

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A general network error occurred."

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A:Solved: Connect to a workgroup in a network

The problem was. Windows 7 will not connect to any other workgroup other than windows 7. If you want to network your Windows XP, Vista, and/or Windows 7 Click this link and follow the instructions. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/ And share your files and folders thru your network. Forget WORKGROUP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-connect-to-a-workgroup-in-a-network.976281/
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Thank you

A:Which network protocols are required to set up a workgroup

If you have not made changes to Services.msc, the computer will connect to a Network and SMB will allow you to connect to shares. For what services do what. See ? Service Configurations

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A:XP Pro workgroup and network setup problem

Sounds like a firewall issue. Try disabling all firewalls and test.... if it works... then enable whatever u use till u find the problem.

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A:Cannot Connect to Any Workgroup on Home Network

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.



If nothing there helps you, please post this for each computer.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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A:Workgroup Network Password Prompt tried almost EVERYTHING???

Hi Trabang, Welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. Network File Sharing.pdf

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I've been googling for a couple days now and I can't find anything that works.

I can ping all the computers.
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I did update all computers via Microsoft Update during the last two weeks.

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KC

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Other information that might be useful: Windows Firewalls are on, AVG Internet Security is installed and running on one and McAfee Security is running on the other one. I can ping each one to the othe fine. All permissions are properly set for sharing.
 

A:Cannot view workgroup computers via Wireless Network?

Can you ping both ways by computer name? Have you disabled all firewalls to see if this is a firewall issue?
 

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A:Two diffrent Interet service on two workgroup in a network

The key to your issue is where the 9 systems vs the 3 get DHCP replies.
If the 3 systems go to one router, they will get a gateway address of that router AND each system will also get a DEFAULT route pointing to that gateway address.

Here's my IPCONFIG, showing the gateway

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
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and the routing table that gets created with that connection; notice the line beginning with 0.0.0.0 - - that's the default.

Code:
IPv4 Route Table
===================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.5 20
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
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You must make sure that the two routers have different addresses!!!

Then the 9 systems will have their own gateway and route tables.

Assuming the three systems have a router address of 192.168.3.1 and the 9 systems use 192.168.9.1 [the third digit is the number of systems just to make this discussion clear]

then your problem becomes to connect the two networks inside the routing tables of all systems.

MANUALLY, you add a route using
on the 9.system side
route ADD 192.168.3.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.9.x METRIC 1​on the 3.system side
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to add them to the drivers\etc\hosts file everywhere and the shared systems need fixed addresses :sigh:

I am reluctant to lead you down this path UNLESS you are very experienced as this is considerable customization and will need to be well documented.



 

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A:workgroup computers not showing in network places.

Assuming that you have enabled file and printer sharing on "D" the problem is likely a firewall on "D" blocking the desired access.
 

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A:Solved: A simple workgroup home network

If you are behind a NAT router, you don't have to worry about the outside influences sniffing around your local network. I would be more concerned with a nosy neighbor or passerby going through my shares through a wireless connection. I sleep well at night, and you can too if you enable WPA encryption on your wireless signal if you use one.
 

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A:Trying to stream media over my network..... Can't access Workgroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 64met


Have an odd problem and am hopng someone can help. I have two pc's- one a W7 the other is a xp. I have two streamers: Boxee Box and Pop Corn Hour. Through various trial/error I have determined I can't access the workgroup from both the w7 and xp on either streamer. In other words, both streamers should be able to access workgroup on my network and neither can. I have tried resetting the router, both pc's, streamers etc. All files/folders set to share. I am not an expert but it seems since both streamers can't access my workgroup, the problem might be with windows. Any ideas/suggestions?

Thank you



Hi

Can your Win7 and XP PC's access shared folders on each others PC? Have you tried the streamers with the firewalls switched off?

Regards
UKMedia

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A:Workgroup is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resourc

With Windows XP Pro the limit for "simultaneous connections" for file and printer sharing is ten (10). With 150 workstations there are lots of opportunities to reach that limit.
 

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A:Can't get access to workgroup on home wireless network

It would be helpful to know what version of Windows runs on each of the machines.
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Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

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COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing. You can open a command prompt as described above and type the following command: nbtstat -n. This will display the status of NetBIOS or indicate it's not configured.
 

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A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
 

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I have 5 PCs connected to a switch in a workgroup mode, all PCs can ping each other & can access each other by \\computer name\share drive, but, only 2of the PCs can see all the PCs under my network, the rest can see only 3 out of 5 PCs.

Is there any restriction on the number of the viewed PCs under my network?

What is going wrong, restricting me ti view only limited number of PCs?

3 PCs are win7 Ultimate
2 PCs are win7 Pro

One Ultimate PC can see all PCs under my network & one pro PC can see all the PCs. The rest can only see. 3 PCs.

So my issue is not in connectivity, the issue is the view of all pcs under my network.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 workgroup network view issue

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A:Wireless network has internet but not workgroup!? heeelp please

"... the WORKGROUP domain is giving me problems."

I get confused easily. Is this laptop XP Pro and in a domain named "WORKGROUP"? Or is it in a workgroup named "WORKGROUP"? Or something else?

Can you ping this laptop by IP address from another computer? By Computer Name?
 

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A:Workgroup is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource

Your reply to a 6 1/2 year old thread got my attention, but for help you'll have better luck if you start your own thread and actually describe your equipment, OS(es), network, and specifics about the help for which you are looking.
 

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A:Solved: Workgroup and network stopped functioning!

Try the Windows Network Problem Solver.
 

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A:Workgroup members not displayed on Network screen

Ask a mod (Report) to move this to the networking forum where you'l probably get better responses.
 

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A:PCs in workgroup invisible in Network, yet shared folders accessible

Welcome to the Forums.

It saves a lot of time if applicable info is posted as suggested here:

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A:XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
 
Network connections - right-click on the connection
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A:Unable to view workgroup or setup network printing

sharing root folder (C:\) is bad idea, for security risk, just share specific folders

start the server service to see if that fixes your problem
start > run > type services.msc
go down list to server open (double click) then click start service, make sure it should be set to startup type: automatic
 

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A:Workgroup name, Small network with shared folders, I am confused

  
Quote: Originally Posted by doctortonic


Hello!

1) Now, I am curious, why is so damn hard to "see" the phone C from the computer A? Is XP Lan

somehow messed up? It always laggs and hangs and damn freeze when I go to the netwok places in

contrast to windows 7 which is running fast as a rabbit with no lag, hangs, freeze.
If I will share stuff on computer B (win7) when I will access them from the computer A(winxp) I

will always have this freeze, hangs and lags?

2) In this scenario I assume that the shared folders will not be accessible from the internet

and will be visible only in the lan network, right? I don't wish to make the folders public like

a ftp server, just to be visible in the network which is after the router.

3) Sometimes when the internet connection is down, the Internet Service Provider is asking me to

connect the cable which is from the modem directly to the computer A or B, bypassing the router

for making a diagnosis, getting mac and so on which is perfectly normal.

Now, in this moment when the computer is connected directly to the internet, (network scenarios

is like this: TvCable->Modem->Computer) the RDP will be visible from the internet, which is okay

for few minutes but what about the shared folders?

a) If the computer A and the computer B is having shared stuff as folders and partitions on
them, in that moment, when I connect directly to internet they will be available over the
internet?

b) They will be available only to the computers that are using the same ISP or the same Ip
Range-Class etc?

c) They will be availeble only to the people which is having the same "lan workgropup name"
which is called "WORKGROUP" or "MSHOME" or a "CUSTOMONE"?

d) Or They will not be available at all?

e) When I take the computer B out which is having shared folders on a public wifi hotspot, will
the shared folders be available?

f) When I connect the computer B on this small network but trought wifi will be the shared
folders available?

g) What workgroup name should I choose, "WORKGROUP" "MSHOME" "CUSTOMZIEDANDACOOLONE"?

h) Should I use Network Wizzard on Xp or "just share folders" Is there any difference?

i) What is the propose of "Local Domain Name" in the router settings?

j) Why I am able to use team-viewer and connect over the internet with no need to open and forward ports in the router but for the RDP, ftp, etc need the ports to be open and forwarded?

k) I don't know how a VPN is working or what exactly is but it will be better and more secure for rdp, shared folders etc.? Should I try to study and learn about it?


1) - The freezes are hard to determine and may be caused by incompatible software/firmware. XP is 12 years old and most likely losing support from hardware manufacturers especially since it is losing support as of next year.

2) - You are correct. Your router has something called NAT which essentially hides your network from the internet. Internet connections can only enter your home network is a device requests it. For example if you request a webpage then it is able to enter.

3) - Shared folders should be protected from the internet if your configuration is setup correctly. When connecting straight to the modem ensure that your connection is set as Public. This tutorial should provide more information on how to do that.

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

a) - As long as it is set as public there will be no connection to your shares from the internet.

b) - IP address does not come into it. If one was to connect to your share then yes they would need your IP address however since your connection would be set as public they would be denied access.

c) - Workgroups are only valid between local subnets. They will not be relevant on d... Read more

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A:Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off...

If you always have all three PCs on your network, the problem may or may not be as follows.

If you sometimes just have one PC on, sometimes 2, sometimes a different pair, and sometimes all three, your "problem" is a "feature" of the Computer Browser service.

My simplified explanation: My Network Places is designed to be a convenience for stable workgroups. When you visit it, it shows what it remembers from the last time. With a stable workgroup, this is fast and great. But beware if you add or subtract PCs or even add or remove shared folders or their contents. What is shown in My Network Places is dependent on the Computer Browser service, which polls the network and gets an updated list of resources across the network. It is sorta like a cat--it does exactly what you tell it to do. Eventually. When it feels like it. This is why you often "see" computers that are not on and folders that were deleted and fail to see recently joined computers or folders.

For a technical explanation see http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/windows/ntwsguide/ntwsnfinding.html
 

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A:WinXP Pro Workgroup Network & Win 7 Home Premium: School Dilema

Just a question... I understand you are using 4 different Workgroups... Do you plan to put this on a Domain with Policies?

So for instance when anyone logs into any one of the computers their permissions will be granted by user name and password?

or do you just have normal Windows Shares?

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A:[SOLVED] How do I change loggin information on Local workgroup network?

You can try these links to see if they can help..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306541

http://www.interworks.com/blogs/jval...a-or-windows-7

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I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
The Laptop run Win 7 Pro.
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A:Network between routers fail.

From what you are saying you have the switch plugged directly into the modem which is not how it should be.

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Do you have iTunes installed?

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A:Network connection fail

Tried power cycling the router? Can other devices (phones, another wireless) connect?

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A:home network fail to one computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Apo


hello everyone, I have 3 computers, two of them got successfully connected in a network. except for my laptop. i found that if a change the laptops default gateway to the default gateway of the other two computers, the laptop will be connected but it won't have internet because the DHCP is disable. if i make win7 fix it, it will change the default gateway to a different IP, and back square one with no network connection to the other two computers any help help please!!!



Please give us some info abt the network setup.

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A:Network Adapters Fail to Install

Hi:Generally it is a lot safer to download any drivers from the pc makers web site. for your model and operating system.
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chipset adapter driver
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-adapters-fail-to-install.928198/
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A:Network Drivers on HP Laptop Fail

First go and download the Ethernet drivers.
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Greetings, Try the Atheros driver found here. Try this Bluetooth driver. Try this Ralink Wifi driver. Cheers!

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Wireless A is what I use (I have a A/B/G card), while my wife and desktop computer use Wireless G
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A:Random EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot fail

UPDATE: It happened again today, but this time when opening the BIOS it said no HDD detected. Unplugged and replugged the HDD and it works now. Will update again. 

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A:EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot fail on idea pad

hi JessMoggie93,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
this may be cause by a wrong Boot Order or the HDD technically cannot be detected by your computer cuasing it to boot to other media.
 
Can you first try doing a Power Drain.
 
Remove the AC Adapter from your Computer if the battery can be removed, Remove it as well.
 
Hold the Power Button down for 15 sec.
 
Reconnect Everything, Turn on the Computer and start hitting F2 or Fn + F2
 
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If you cannot Find the HDD in there, you can check You system's  maintenance Manual on how to Re-seat the HDD connection.
 
or
 
You can conatct lenovo Support for Assistance on Hardware.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
   



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A:Win 7 Homegroup PC fail to discover some hosts on the network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dleizer


I have recently established a new network consisting 8 PCs all using win 7 home group (I am running Win 7 64 bit Home Premium )

I also installed AVG, Adaware and Zonealarm on some of the PCS

My problem relates to the fact that one of the PCs is having difficulties seeing & connecting to some shares and printers hosted by the other PCs and yet it can see others e.g In Win explorer I can see some of the host PCs but not others and likewise when I try to connect a printer or a share hosted on the missing hosts they do not appear in the list for me to pick and yet other PCs on the same network can see the missing hosts and their related shares and printers.

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I would appreciate any advice you may have


It's important to point out that all those A/V software's may give you a good sense of security but they also will cause endless problems with sharing. I would uninstall completely every last one of them and use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

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A:Large downloads fail - ok on other systems on network

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Network/IP Fail 'Cannot communicate with Primary DNS Server (vista)

Originally Posted by Temlekin


Hey,
hope someone can help. Me and my wife just moved into a new apartment and got subscribed to a new broadband provider. They sent us through a cisco router (model no.epc2425) and we created a WPA2-Personel secure network, with encryption type TKIP. I have connected my macbook to it, my iphone to it, and my wifes samsung netbook (running Windows 7) but I cannot connect my laptop running vista to the internet. I've tried playing around with different network security and could connect to it on WEP - but I didnt want to keep it on that and I couldn't connect the netbook. The rest of the security types and encryption types have the same response.
The computer connects to the network with an excellent signal, but it is the only computer that cannot connect to the internet through this network. I never had a problem like this with this computer and have tried it on other networks.
When I run windows network diagnostics it says...
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Network diagnostics pinged the remote but did not receive a response.'

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'Windows has detected and IP address conflict' - and it once again connects to the network but not to the internet.

Oh, and I don't know if this makes any difference, but this is a British computer and I moved to Sweden, obviously using a Swedish ISP...



i used to have this problem, you need to set the network adaptor to all automatic, your new cisco router uses uPnP so your IP conflict is probably a result of your unconnected laptop trying to connect to the same IP address as another PC on your network (eg/ 192.168.0.5 would be used by your iPhone, but your laptop has reserved that IP address for itself), to fix this, go to network and sharing center, navigate to adaptor settings on the left pane, right click the wireless card and choose properties>IPv4 properties, set everything to automatic, including all things in other tabs and click advanced and make sure DHCP is enabled on that card.

Reboot and try again

MrNeeds

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A:Vista Network Adapters FAIL! Code 31 - Screencaps given

From your laptop manufacturer's web site download the drivers for your ethernet controller and the wireless adapter, copy them to your computer using CD or USB flash drive or other removable media and try to install them.

I doubt this will work because the power outage/surge probably took out a part of the motherboard. If you can borrow a USB wireless or ethernet adapter try that, but I have little hope for that either.
 

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(picture attached)

any suggestions?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-search-4-0-adding-network-drives-fail.1004982/