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I am trying to get homegroup working on my home network.  

I have 2 Windows 7 Computers both are 64-bit 1 is home premium (laptop) and the other is Ultimate (desktop).  I am able to create and join the homegroup without any problems.  But after this is done is where my problems come into affect.  My desktop can see my shared libraries but my wireless laptop can not see any and receives the default message "no other homegroup computers are currently available"

I have tried about everything that I can think of.  I have turned off the firewall, restarted the DLINK DIR-655 Router, Restarted both computers, changed the homegroup password on both computers and restarted, left the homegroup and recreated the homegroup, plugged the laptop into the LAN etc. etc.  I have contacted Microsoft support which has been about as worthless as worthless can get.  

Does anyone have any ideas suggestions?  

I have noticed that when I attempt to share a directory on my desktop I receive an error "Your folder can't be shared."  I am about ready to ditch the homegroup but I am the type of person that once I have stumbled across a problem I want to get it fixed before moving on.  

The interesting thing is the work group appears to be semi-functioning.  Despite my wireless laptop not being able to see my desktop via Homegroup the Homegroup is able to detect a printer on my desktop.  I am also able to ping and browse to my desktop from my laptop...
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From your laptop , can you also see the network printer?

also, check this link http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=1910
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by:Jason Carlson
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Yes I can see the printer and I can print from the laptop.  

Not real sure how the link will help as it is applying to vista and xp.  
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For some reason Client for Microsoft Networks was not installed on my adapter.  I installed this feature and everything started working...
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