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Network Setup Wizard, where is it?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kenny Cargill, May 17, 2010.

  1. Kenny Cargill

    Kenny Cargill Flightless Bird

    New PC using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, hard wired to 3 Com wireless
    modem/router.
    Older PC using XP Pro/SP3, wirelessly connected to same router.
    Both can access the internet but can't get them to "see" each other.
    Trying to set up from Win 7 nothing happens, when I run the Network
    Troubleshooter it tells me I need ipv6, that it's not installed but it
    definitely is!
    If i run the Network Setup wizard in XP then bring the pen drive to the Win
    7 and run the netsetup file I get an unspecified error.
    Have Zone Alarm Free on both PC's and have set up a trusted zone on each
    with a range of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.6.
    I thought Win 7 was supposed to make home networking easier, not harder!
    I can't find a network setup wizard in Win 7?
    Help appreciated.

    Kenny
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Kenny Cargill" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:-4KdnQA0Pvj8LWzWnZ2dnUVZ7oadnZ2d@brightview.com...
    > New PC using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, hard wired to 3 Com wireless
    > modem/router.
    > Older PC using XP Pro/SP3, wirelessly connected to same router.
    > Both can access the internet but can't get them to "see" each other.
    > Trying to set up from Win 7 nothing happens, when I run the Network
    > Troubleshooter it tells me I need ipv6, that it's not installed but it
    > definitely is!
    > If i run the Network Setup wizard in XP then bring the pen drive to the
    > Win 7 and run the netsetup file I get an unspecified error.
    > Have Zone Alarm Free on both PC's and have set up a trusted zone on each
    > with a range of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.6.
    > I thought Win 7 was supposed to make home networking easier, not harder!
    > I can't find a network setup wizard in Win 7?
    > Help appreciated.
    >
    > Kenny


    I guess Your using Home group. That only works if all computers are on WIN
    7. Change to work group and all will be well
     
  3. Kenny Cargill

    Kenny Cargill Flightless Bird

    Many thanks, that was it.
    Only problem now is sharing folders like "Downloads", although I have set
    sharing for everyone at "\\USER-PC\Downloads", I can't see that folder on
    the XP PC although if I copy that path into the Run box on XP I can see the
    contents then.

    Kenny

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OeydnXGeCKnOX2zWnZ2dnUVZ8hKdnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Kenny Cargill" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:-4KdnQA0Pvj8LWzWnZ2dnUVZ7oadnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >> New PC using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, hard wired to 3 Com wireless
    >> modem/router.
    >> Older PC using XP Pro/SP3, wirelessly connected to same router.
    >> Both can access the internet but can't get them to "see" each other.
    >> Trying to set up from Win 7 nothing happens, when I run the Network
    >> Troubleshooter it tells me I need ipv6, that it's not installed but it
    >> definitely is!
    >> If i run the Network Setup wizard in XP then bring the pen drive to the
    >> Win 7 and run the netsetup file I get an unspecified error.
    >> Have Zone Alarm Free on both PC's and have set up a trusted zone on each
    >> with a range of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.6.
    >> I thought Win 7 was supposed to make home networking easier, not harder!
    >> I can't find a network setup wizard in Win 7?
    >> Help appreciated.
    >>
    >> Kenny

    >
    > I guess Your using Home group. That only works if all computers are on WIN
    > 7. Change to work group and all will be well
     
  4. PeeCee

    PeeCee Flightless Bird

    "Kenny Cargill" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:-4KdnQA0Pvj8LWzWnZ2dnUVZ7oadnZ2d@brightview.com...
    > New PC using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, hard wired to 3 Com wireless
    > modem/router.
    > Older PC using XP Pro/SP3, wirelessly connected to same router.
    > Both can access the internet but can't get them to "see" each other.
    > Trying to set up from Win 7 nothing happens, when I run the Network
    > Troubleshooter it tells me I need ipv6, that it's not installed but it
    > definitely is!
    > If i run the Network Setup wizard in XP then bring the pen drive to the
    > Win 7 and run the netsetup file I get an unspecified error.
    > Have Zone Alarm Free on both PC's and have set up a trusted zone on each
    > with a range of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.6.
    > I thought Win 7 was supposed to make home networking easier, not harder!
    > I can't find a network setup wizard in Win 7?
    > Help appreciated.
    >
    > Kenny




    Kenny

    Uninstall Zone Alarm.

    Paul.
     

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