July 7th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Setting up home network ?
Ya ya I know its real easy.... till you try....
I have a desktop on Vista and a laptop on Win 7.
The desktop is connected directly to the router and the laptop is
Anyhow, before I get to the nitty gritty, a question or two.
Do I do the setup from one machine or the other, or on both ?
Now, what is the easiest way to do this ?
July 7th, 2011, 13:59 PM
Setting up your network can be be quite easy. Then again you might run into a stuborn device that resist accepting the settings you assign. Since this operation is accomplished rarely in my case, I keep a set of instructions bookmarked on my browser. My choice is provided here.
July 14th, 2011, 15:44 PM
The 5 easy steps got a little confusing in that it ref Win 7, but not the Vista side....
Anyone got 2 easy steps
July 15th, 2011, 16:06 PM
July 19th, 2011, 18:18 PM
The network is working, in that I can see the other computer, however I only see the "public" user ....
I had set up a "workgroup" for each, not sure how that fits in.
1) how do I give/get permissions to view the other user folders.
2) how does workgroup fit into this.
July 19th, 2011, 20:54 PM
Sorry Cowboy. I no longer use Windows so I can't experiment to find the answer. I do believe that it was a mistake to setup each computer in its own workgroup. I would think about setting them up on a single workgroup.
Before you do that - review the below utilities. One or more may solve your problem.
July 29th, 2011, 14:43 PM
the network is set up i.e. I can see the other PC and "a" user....
but not all.
Looking from Vista to Win7 I see one of the users listed (who is locked) but I don't see the other one that is there ???
p.s. when on the vista machine and if I go to computer > C:users I don't see that user there either ?
It certainly exists, since I log onto it and use it.
Any ideas ?
August 7th, 2011, 23:03 PM
add the same user on each workstation. then try to access it by going to start run and typing \\computer name (whatever you named the pc).
September 1st, 2011, 13:43 PM
Round and round ,
Update, the network works, I can see both computers, but the only thing I can access is the Public area, on both, in both directions.
I have gone into both PC's and turned on the sharing options (in every place that I see and set to "everyone" ) at the user level and individual folders like Documents.
Summary: I've turned everthing to share, I can see the "users" listed under the Network, but when I try to access it say permission denied......
Any Ideas ?
September 1st, 2011, 19:17 PM
did you try adding the same user on all machines or same admin password for all of them. then just try accessing them by the run>>>\\computerA then using the admin and the password.