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Win 7 and home network

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I have a client with 3 home workstations.  2 laptops connect via a wireless router.  The third is hard wired to the router.  The hardwired unit is Win XP SP3.  One of the laptops is Vista Home.  The third device is a Win 7 Home laptop.  All 3 work great to the web, however, the problem is that even while all the necessary drives are shared, the permissions are in place on all machines, the Win 7 machine fails to connect to the other two devices and their respective shares.  They are all in the same workgroup.  I cannot find a reason why the Win 7 device can't, or won't, play nice with the other 2 machines.  What have I missed?
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