Setting up LAN & WLAN Homegroup-ed computers in Win7
September 16, 2013 3:49 AM Subscribe
How do I set up my desktop and laptops so that they can all see each other's network folders, in Win7, when some are on a wired connection and some are on a wireless connection?
posted by Solomon to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a desktop computer and up to 3 laptops. They're all running Windows 7. When two or more of the devices are on the same connection, eg, the Desktop and Laptop 1 are both on a wired connection, they can see each other's shared files/folders. If the Desktop is on a wired connection and a laptop is on a wireless connection, they can't see each other's shared files.
Desktop is wired, Laptop 1 is wired. Both can see each other's shared files.
Desktop is wired, Laptop 1 is wireless, Laptop 2 is wireless. Desktop can't see anything, but the two laptops can see each other's files.
All connections are going through the same router. All devices are in the same Homegroup. All devices in the building are trusted, so password protection isn't necessary. All of the permissions appear to be set correctly - when everything is wired, or everything is wireless, everything works as it's supposed to.
How do I get all the devices to see one another, irrespective of the type of connection they're using?