Connect 2 windows7 machines through Wlan

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have one stationary machine with windows 7, and one laptop connected through WLAN. Both computers are in the same workgroup. The shared folder have the options "ALL" on everything with sharing. (Cpmplete access, Change, Read).

The laptop can find the folder - but when i try to open it - i get the message: (translated by me from swedish to english) "Can not access XXXX  You are not authorised .... contact the network administrator and ask for permission...

There is no password set...
Question by:Sunsales
    LVL 19

    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    user on computer 1 and 2 must be same
    password for user must be same and can not be blank.
    LVL 20

    Expert Comment

    if both are windows 7 you should use the home network wizard which will create shares etc.
    the wireless shouldnt have anything to do with it.

    LVL 15

    Expert Comment

    Need to create a homegroup in Windows 7.

    Should all be fine then, nothing complicated.

    Turn ON: Network discovery, File and printer sharing, public folder sharing

    Turn OFF: Password protected sharing

    All found in Network and sharing centre and then advianced sharing settings

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanx, now it works.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Join & Write a Comment

    Image capture and Deploy method is consist on two phases. In our first phase we capture the image of windows from the PC in which Windows and others softwares are already installed. In second phase we deploy the created image on new PC in which we…
    The Display applet of Windows 7 Control Panel has changed a great deal since Windows XP  (it was missing and more or less replaced in Windows Vista by the Personalization applet.)  Below is a screenshot of what the Display applet of Windows XP, whic…
    This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
    This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

    730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now