OMG! MORE Windows Network Issues!!
Posted on 2010-01-05
This is insane!
I've got a Win Hiome Network that consists of an XP Pro Box, a Vista Home Premium Box and a Win 7 Pro box.
After MUCH pain I finally got to where I could see each pc from the others and could share files amongst them.
Then I upset the apple cart.
I upgraded the Vista box to 7 Home Premium and changed my router from a Linksys G to a Linksys N.
All 3 pcs are on the same workgroup, have the same loggins with the same passwords.
I can see all computers from the new 7 box. I can log into the XP box from there but not into the 7 Pro Box.
The 7 Pro box doesn't see either of the other 2 at all!
Aside from changing the router, the XP and the 7 Pro box are exactly the same as they were before making that change. They are both using the same home network and are on the same workgroup with the same user and password. This should work!
So, as a troubleshooting idea, I changed the workgroup settings on the two 7 boxes.
Still can't see any pc from the 7 Pro box, but I can see all 3 pcs from the 7 Home box
I can even access tthe files on the XP box from there and it's on the original workgroup since I didn't change that one.
What's weirder is that, all of the sudden, in the Network folder of the 7 Home box (was Vista) now I see FIVE pcs; XP box, the 7 boxes with the new workgroup and the 7 boxes assigned to the OLD workgroup!
This is just stupid!
If I didn't need to stay with Microsoft for professional reasons I'd jump to Mac or Linux!
This just shouldn't be this hard!!
Any ideas Experts!
Thank you much!