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Q: Network not sharing

I have all the computers in the network shown, but none of them can be reached from another they say u do not have permission. may I get a way to fix this?

thanks in advance

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A: Network not sharing

Which versions of Windows are on ALL of your systems?
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Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
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A:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

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A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

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please i need your help

A:problems with network icon and in network and sharing center

Welcome to Seven Forums TruthSeeker.
Click on the big red X in the Network window and see what it shows. You might have to clone a MAC address, looks like you have several net adapters.
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Have you tried downloading and installing the latest drivers from Nvidia?
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The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?

A:Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

Quote: Originally Posted by dhartmann4030

I have a linksys usb600n (v2) using the Win7 driver from linksys. It installs and is displayed correctly in Device Manger - BUT it doesn't appear in the Network and Sharing Center as an adapter. This same device and driver were previously working just fine in this system - but I rebuilt the OS (clean install) after testing a number of security products out.

The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?

Hi dhartmann. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

It would seem that your computer is confused!! I would suggest, while the usb adapter is plugged in, you remove all drivers in "Device manager". Then unplug the usb adapter and reboot the computer. After Windows has loaded, check "Device manager" again for any remnants of usb adapter drivers. If it is clean, plug the adapter in again so that the usb driver can install again but this time with only one instance. That should un-confuse your computer and allow the adapter to appear in network adapters again.

Let us know if this provides a solution or if we need to try something else?

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I also know that the wireless modem requires a password.

When I connect with the ethernet cable and bring up 'Network and Sharing Centre'. I find that I get 'Unidentified Network' (Public Network). When I try repairing with Windows Network Diagnostics this does not solve the problem.

Any ideas?


A:'Unidentified Network' in Network and Sharing Centre

If you are trying to setup a Wireless connection then the logon name and password must be EXACTLY the same as the original setup.
If you can position the receiver( the comp) close to the sender( router/modem) then when it is up and running you will be able to see how strong the signal is. Then when you move the comp to where it is going to be used you will see how much drop off you are getting. If you are getting substantial drop of in signal strength then look around for how to improve the signal .
NB. Signal strength can be affected by moving the Modem as little as 25mm.
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A:wireless Network 2 in Network and Sharing Center

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A:Network Sharing

when you see username and password prompt.
try put username and pass you use to login to vista.

create user account in vista (give username and pass same as xp machine)
right click on the share folder (in vista), click on properties, then click on security
in the users list box, click "Add" then type in the user name which is same as username from xp.
give any permission you want, apply the settings

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Ok so I'm new here at SevenForums. So what I want to do is connect my Vista PC, and my Windows 7 laptop to my XP laptop which has a printer. I have two printers, one connected to the Vista Desktop and one to the XP laptop. I would also like to enable file sharing. All of these computers are connected to my wireless Internet network. The XP is connected with an Ethernet cable though. Could you guys please help me with this?


A:3 PC Network Sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by Mega99

Hey guys,

Ok so I'm new here at SevenForums. So what I want to do is connect my Vista PC, and my Windows 7 laptop to my XP laptop which has a printer. I have two printers, one connected to the Vista Desktop and one to the XP laptop. I would also like to enable file sharing. All of these computers are connected to my wireless Internet network. The XP is connected with an Ethernet cable though. Could you guys please help me with this?

Hello Mega99, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In my home network, I have three Windows 7s, a couple of XPs, a couple of Ubuntus, and two printers happily co-existing.

Since the Vista and XP computers cannot use Windows 7's HomeGroup, you will have to add 7 to your Workgroup. In Windows 7 you might as well remove any traces of HomeGroup and disable IPV6: Start here by leaving and removing HomeGroup

Then look at this MS link: if your computer does not have this reg entry, add it with the "dword 0xffffffff" as instructed to disable IPV6 How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Next have your Windows 7 computer join your Workgroup:

To share files between computers you will have to select or create folders, open their properties and "share" with "Everyone".

Also in the Advanced Network Sharing you might want to have setting like this: these are for a simple (not secured) home network

You will need at least one identical user account (with administrator privileges) on each computer to simplify access. You will only need to login once with this account to be given access.

Windows 7 will only be able to print to 7 compatible printers, ie those with drivers. To find out if your printers will work with 7, one way is to temporarily connect the printer directly to the 7 computer. If drivers are found and loaded and you can print, then you will be able to print via your home network. You can also check the printer manufacturer's web site for updated printer drivers. For example, both my printers are connected to my XP computer. 7 has no problem with my HP PSC 1610, although I have not been able to use the scanner yet. However, my Canon S600 is to old and Canon refused to write drivers for Vista or 7, so to use it I have to copy the file to my XP computer and print from there.

Windows 7 uses WPA or WPA2-Personal network security. If you are now using WEP you will have to change to WPA. It is better anyway.

I hope this will get you started, I am sure I have forgotten a few things. No doubt you will have questions along the way. There are many skilled, knowledgeable Gurus here at Windows Seven Forums with networking experience to answer your questions. Feel Free.

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A:network sharing

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

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.

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.

More details about how to network XP can be found at:

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A:Network Sharing

Hi brockbeckman001. I guess you are trying to access network shared folders trough a computer which its OS is Windows XP, is that true??
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A:Network Sharing

These tutorials should help you. If this is a business you need to make sure that the permissions are setup correctly so no one does the wrong things with the files.

You only need to choose one way. Let us know if you have any issues.

Sharing and Permissions

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A:network not sharing right

all systems must be in the same WORKGROUP name.
XP likes XPHOME and the others like WORKGROUP.

do you SEE all system names when opening
My Network Places- Entire Network- MS Network - $workgroup-name​on each system?
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Could someone help please?

Thnak you


A:Network and sharing

Originally Posted by angy


I have a cable wireless internet connection at home, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
But when it doesn't work and I try to see what's happening with the internet, I go to Network and Sharing and the page freezes.
Could someone help?
I tried to follow the following steps, but it seems in Systems Tool, I don't get given the Local users.

Could someone help please?

Thnak you


Angy I would love to but need alot of info abt your comp. OS, and network setup

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A:Network sharing between 2K & 98

So..neither of the Win2k PCs can share with the Win98 machines?

Try these directions:

Be sure to follow what step 5 says. Good luck!
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A:Sharing 3G network

My guess is that you do not have the router connected and configured properly. Short story is to connect only to its LAN ports and disable its Dhcp server. Complete procedure follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

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A:NETWORK sharing

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A:network sharing tab

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A:Network Sharing

You would need to enter a user account info from the Vista machine (either the account you use all the time, or the administrator account). To avoid that, you could map a network drive to the vista computer shared folders. (open cmd prompt and type)
net use [driveletter of your choice that is not being used e.g. h:\] [\\Vista machine name, or ip address\shared folder name]
Alternatively, you could right click My Computer and select "Map a network drive" for a GUI of the same process.
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A:Network Sharing

It's likely looking for the admin / primary user account password. (for the target computer, not the one you're trying to connect from.)
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A:Network Sharing

You could create Groups and add users into them. Then in the permissions of the folder, add those groups...etc
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A:Network and sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by jakharnaren

I have windows 7 pro. I have a internet dongle and a windows 8 mobile. How can I use my dongle internet in laptop to mobile.

Connectify is made for setting up a hosted wireless network.
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A:Network Sharing Dl-524

figured it out... just had to disable dhcp and switch the ethernet cord over same thing you would do if you had to connect 2 routers together.

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A:Network Sharing Between 2 PC's[Please Help me]

In both PC's Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center>Advanced settings: Turn on File and Printer sharing and Network discovery, Turn off password protected sharing.

It's easiest to just knit them together using Homegroup password from one PC, then rightclick every folder you want shared to Share with Homegroup. Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Network and sharing

This will run you through it: Change Network Sharing
Good luck.
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Hello this is my first post If I did anything wrong I am very sorry I am setting up a computer as server in my office so certain people in my office can access the shared drive from their own computers and I want to restrict other people from accessing the files on this shared drive I have had this shared drive to everyone with full access and this server computer does have its own login password When I first sharing help on Need network had it setup I remember Need help on network sharing any computer trying to access it require a password credential like this And all the computers I did try to access the server had the quot Remember my credentials quot unchecked However now seems any computers as Need help on network sharing long as it gets connected in our office network can access it without credential anymore I have checked all these computers' credential manager and there is no saved credential at all So where did I do wrong on this

A:Need help on network sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by ilovejdmtoy

Hello, this is my first post. If I did anything wrong, I am very sorry.

I am setting up a computer as server in my office so certain people in my office can access the shared drive from their own computers. (and I want to restrict other people from accessing the files on this shared drive)

I have had this shared drive to everyone with full access and this server computer does have its own login password.

When I first had it setup, I remember any computer trying to access it require a password (credential) like this. And all the computers I did try to access the server had the "Remember my credentials" unchecked.

However now seems any computers as long as it gets connected in our office network can access it without credential anymore.

I have checked all these computers' credential manager, and there is no saved credential at all.

So where did I do wrong on this?

You didn't do anything wrong.

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Same workgroup on both
Same subnet network
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A:Network sharing

It's generally bad practice to share the system drive. For one thing the XP All Users folder is already shared by default. Also attempts at modifying system files on the XP machine would likely trigger "file is already in use by another process" errors.

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Can you provide us with more details? Operating system version, hardware specs, when this begasn, what you were doing just before it began, etc.? It's hard to guess the problem when we know nothing about the system.
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A:Sharing to specific PC on a network?

Quote: Originally Posted by curbb

How can I share a folder to a specific pc on a network instead of sharing it to anyone that's inside the same network? I'm on windows 7 64 ultimate and the other pc is using xp 32. Is this possible?

Sure it is possible and relatively easy if it is a home network. Is it?
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Is your Media organised into folders?
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A:Network Sharing Folders

Hi neil2jo,

When setting sharing for the new folders, I'd wager you get access denied when trying to set Advanced Sharing as well. I discovered the same problem on my system. Right click on the folder being shared (with access denied) and click on properties and then click on Security. Then click on advanced and check the special permissions to see if Everyone has Deny access set (I'll bet it does) - there's probably one that says Deny and one that says Allow. If so, that Deny is overriding everything else. Select that entry and delete it. You should now have access to the folders and should also be able to set advanced sharing for everyone and that should take care of that problem.

If you fix that sharing problem for all the other shared folders (and set advanced sharing), I suspect the new files will show up just fine and be shared (but I'm not certain - that may be something else - though it's worth a try).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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A:crossover network sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by Fozzy1990

ok, i have 2 computers, one has windows 7 x64 the other x32. the x64 iz the one i wanna share. on the x64 i have wireless coming in and want to share it from the wired coming out the back, it iz gigabit but the x32 iz not. idk what other info u need. i tried searching the forums but i didn't see no help
please help

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A:sharing files and other network help

also does anyone know how i could make it so i could connect to the computer upstars from downstaris? like at school or work where you have a a user name and it connects to your user whereever you are? does any one know what this network is called so i can google it , or know how i can create one?Click to expand...

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A:Ad Hoc Network Internet Sharing

It could be that the University network is sensing this and doesn't allow for it.
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hi eamanFL,

Can you please provide with more information as to on the laptop and pcs what is the ip address range your using. also make sure you can ping from the laptop to the pc. can you please first tell me this information ping the pc from the laptop. If the ping doesnt not ive u a reply then you need to check your setting on the router and the pcs and laptop.

Hope this helps

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HI Docthomas,

this link should help you

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Can we have some more information....

I assume that you have a wireless router? If so, which one?
Does this have any security enabled?

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instead of starting a new thread, ill continue on in here..
network sharing in windows 7 can be rough to set up.
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A:Sharing a printer on network

Here are the steps for sharing a printer:

To share the printer, opene the Printers and Faxes folder on the computer that is connected to the printer.

To open the Printers and Faxes folder

Click Start and then click Control Panel.

Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
In the Printers and Faxes folder, click the printer's icon and, in the tasks pane, click Share This Printer.

Open the printer's Properties dialog box, and clicked on the Sharing tab.

Click Share Name, and then click OK.

That's it—the printer is available for other computers to use.

To connect to the printer and print from other computers on the network:

To connect to the printer
Open Control Panel, and click Printers and Other Hardware

Click Add a Printer.

Instead of adding a local printer, though, click Printer Connection and then browsed the network for the printer.

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A:Network sharing problem

This won't exactly fix your problem, but you can try to browse by their local IP instead of the computer name. Like \\192.168.x.x instead of \\sony. I would try that first as it is a temporary solution, but it should work nonetheless.

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Got to Control Panel/Local Area Connection/Properties

Uncheck: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

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A:Sharing a Printer on a Network

You need to see what network and domain her PC is on and see if the printer is on it as well when her laptop is running for you to see it, the shares must be done while it is attached to your network. If this is impossible you might want to invest in a network print device which will attach to the router and allow you to share it that way w/o her laptop or your PC being on for either of you to use it.
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A:Problems with network sharing?

#1 Seems that Windows 7 does not share USB printers well.

My suggestion as I have given in other threads is to purchase a USB to Network device and put the printer on the network directly. Then all machines can print to it, plus you don't have to leave the desktop machine to print. This seems to work the best and will give you the least headaches.

#2 Try turning off the firewall and retesting.
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A:Network sharing files between XP and 7

Unless you have another Windows 7 machine you won't be able to use Homegroups so you should first leave the Homegroup from the Windows 7 machine. Homegroup - Leave

After that set up a workgroup from the Windows 7 machine first.

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Use the tutorial below to help you set up your network.
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To set up permissions for everyone you need to add "Everyone" to the "share with" list.
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Welcome to BleepingComputer

You could try rightclicking on the folder you want to share, select properties and the Sharing tab.
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How many objects are tied in to your network?

This could help:

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A:Network Sharing Issue

Hi ShadowFactoryX and Welcome to SF,

Verify that all your Network Services are Started from Control Panel=> Performance and Maintenance=> Admin Tools=> Services:
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• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
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• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
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• WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

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Disable Password Protected Sharing.
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A:Network Sharing with XP, Vista and 7?

Should be no problem in networking the three systems here

make sure that all are on the same ip subnet
All are in the same workgroup
the same usernames are present on all systems
file and printer sharing are on on all systems
network discovery on for all systems


share the printer on the xp system - using advanced sharing andset permissions to everyone


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A:Network and Sharing Center

but im connected to my routerClick to expand...

and is everything working OK ?
just the information thats incorrect

can we see an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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This should work for all windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
For Windows 8
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all the text will now be highlighted
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Check out this link:

I think this part should help:

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