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Homegroup:Can see folders but not access them

April 15, 2011 at 11:34:48
Specs: Windows 7, 2.53/2gb
Hi there, I have both a PC and a notebook running Windows 7. The PC is connected to a wireless router via ethernet and the notebook via wireless.

I have set up a Homegroup on the PC and used the password to add the notebook to the Homegroup. On each computer I can see the shared folders in the Homegroup. I can access the notebooks's shared folders on my PC but I can't access the PC's shared folders on my notebook.

When I double click the folders on my notebook it says there is a problem with the network device and it can't be solved.

I can ping each computer with no packet loss although when I ping from my PC to notebook some packets take up to 99ms and from notebook to PC each ping takes 1ms.

I am using ZA Extreme on both computers.

I can also access the internet from both computers.

I hope you can help me out, thanks very much for any ideas

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April 15, 2011 at 14:40:58
Check share settings on both to make sure both users have read/write privileges. but it sounds like a firewall issue so check the settings on both firewalls and see if one is missing something the other has as far as settings go.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 18, 2011 at 08:32:06
Hi Fingers, thanks a lot for replying. I think I figured it out. It appeared to be the router settings, I didn't have the SSID name the same as the name of the Wireless network on the computers. I made that the same and now Homegroup works fine.

I also restored the router to Default settings but I'm sure it was the SSID name, does that make sense?

Thanks again for taking the time to reply and help me out ;)

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