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Many of us have Small Office/Home Office Networks or want to set one up. Possibly just to share the Internet among multiple computers. This forum is about networking: set up, hardware - hubs, routers, etc.
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Re: New Gear

Postby wd » May 7th, 2012, 9:47 pm

don't use home groups if u have a mixed bag of systems ....homegroups only work with Vista/win7 machines ( i think vista)
u need to put each computer in the same WORKGROUP

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Re: New Gear

Postby robotchef » May 8th, 2012, 10:53 am

wd wrote:don't use home groups if u have a mixed bag of systems ....homegroups only work with Vista/win7 machines ( i think vista)
u need to put each computer in the same WORKGROUP


I do have a mix - 7, vista & xp. I'll see if I can handle the WORKGROUP setup - Thnx

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Re: New Gear

Postby wd » May 8th, 2012, 10:59 am

right click my computer or computer depending on the OS
choose properties
advanced system settings
computer name tab
click the change button
under workgroup give it a name (u need the name exactly the same on each machine) u'll probably have to reboot
when all machines are the same
create ur shares and make sure all user accounts are the same on all systems that need to connect to shares

would take me less time to remote u and do this then it does typing all this


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