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Hello, I would like to set up a small network of two PC's I have, both running windows 7 Ultimate 32.

I already have a (D-link) router so I can use them both now, one at a time, by use of a hardware-switch for the

common monitor and by switching keyboard and mouse.

This is kind of cumbersome, however, and I'm sure there's a guide for networking two PC's, I just haven't found it.

I'd be grateful for any help.

Sinsemilla :)

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Hello, I would like to set up a small network of two PC's I have, both running windows 7 Ultimate 32.

I already have a (D-link) router so I can use them both now, one at a time, by use of a hardware-switch for the

common monitor and by switching keyboard and mouse.

This is kind of cumbersome, however, and I'm sure there's a guide for networking two PC's, I just haven't found it.

I'd be grateful for any help.

Sinsemilla :)

Both running Windows 7 - that means Homegroup was installed by default on each system - you already have the newtork installed. Just check Homnegroup help and the info is there.

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Both running Windows 7 - that means Homegroup was installed by default on each system - you already have the newtork installed. Just check Homnegroup help and the info is there.

Thanks, yes I did, and I can now access files on PC 2 from PC 1, but not the other way around. This despite my having set up both machines in exactly the same way. I get an 'Access Denied' error message.

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OK, please provide steps on what you've done so far.

On which PC have you created a home network, have you used the same password on the second PC?

Which IP addresses these two PC's use?

I have created Home Networks on both using the same password.

The IP adresses are the same (according to whatismyip.com) for both PC's.

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I have created Home Networks on both using the same password.

The IP adresses are the same (according to whatismyip.com) for both PC's.

That IP is not the IP address of the PC, that is an IP of the router.

Post screenshots from both PC when you try to access one PC from another.

I want to see what are you trying to do when you get access denied message.

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That IP is not the IP address of the PC, that is an IP of the router.

Post screenshots from both PC when you try to access one PC from another.

I want to see what are you trying to do when you get access denied message.

Oh, never mind. I left the Home Group on both PC's and created a new one which I then joined on both PC's and, lo and behold, now it works!

Thank you for your help and patience N1K!

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