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Why does one windows 7 unit on my network ask for "Enter Network Password" and how do I find the password

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I have three units on my network 1- windows 8 and 2- windows 7. When I attempt to access one windows 7 machine from the other I am asked to " Enter Network Password" enter your password to connect to: Reception. No Domain. Setup as a home network.
the network has an AT&T wireless router.No IP address assigned to Loal connection., but we
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by:NVIT
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On the station you want to access, you never used a password to set it up or create the initial admin account?
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by:roycbene
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Is it a domain, a workgroup, or just 3 separate computers?
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by:Maclean
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Run through the home group setup again.

1] Remove the Windows 7 PC from the Home Group (Link here)

2] Add the system back to the home group (Link here)
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by:roycbene
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Ah, when you said no domain, I took it to mean there was no domain in the login box that popped up. Then I saw set up as home network.

Maclean is right on. I would also make sure the attribute set on the internet connection on the Windows 7 machine is 'Home Network' and not Public or Domain.
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Akinsd earned 500 total points
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Looks like the computer name is  RECEPTION
Let's assume the username on that computer is username and the password is password

When you get the prompt
Your username would be Reception\username. Then enter the password
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