I had a Compaq computer running Windows XP - used a Linksys WRT54G, Version 2 to network with my laptop, also running XP - everything worked fine. 2 weeks ago I purchased a new HP P6230Y loaded with Windows 7. When I set up the computer I attached the router to the new computer. I can't get the new PC to recognize the old XP PC and can't even go online with the XP. Do I need to somehow uninstall the Linksys info from the old PC? If so, how do I do that? Any help you can give would be appreciated!
Did you set up Homegroup for networking in Windows 7?
Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers and will not talk to your XP computer.
If so, you will need to change the networking system to one that XP can use.
On your Windows 7 computer, click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, then go to the Control Panel and choose Network and Sharing Center. Click the link under "view your active networks" (if you've set up a Homegroup,the link should say "home network").
In the next window choose "Work network" that will switch you from a homegroup to a workgroup so your two computers can talk to each other. Before you can network the computers, you must assign the same workgroup name to both of them and SHARE folders in Explorer.
The XP computer's internet problem is not related the above. If your broadband modem is connected to the router and the router is connected to each computer your should not have any problems. If you are using a wireless connection you may have changed the ID or keyword when you installed the Win 7 computer.
I am experiencing the same difficulties as others. My network consists of a Laptop running XP and two Desktops, one running XP and the other running Win 7. Prior to installing Win 7 on one of the Desktops my network worked as one would expect.......NOW......I'm here looking for solutions.
I have ensured that
1) all three machines are connecting to the same network
2) the Win7 machine is using a work network
1) both machines running XP see each other and the shares; neither see the Win 7 machine
2) the Win 7 machine does not see either of the XP machines
I don't know if this will add anything to the solution but I'm unable to get the Peer Networking Grouping service to run on the Win 7 machine. This service has two dependencies; Peer Networking Identity Manager service and Peer Name Resolution Protocol service. I'm able to start the Peer Networking Identity Manager service but am not able to get the Peer Name Resolution Protocol service to Start.
Does this have any bearing on the problem with which we are all struggling?
just wanted to say thanks to xpcman. I had no idea why it wouldnt work (i'm well versed in xp and prior but not vista or 7) and it so simple as to change my settings from home to work. ugh I feel stupid, but thank you once again!
My problem is the other way round! We have 3 computers in the house, a new one with Windows 7 (64 bit), a notebook with Vista & a notebook with XP (home prem). The PC with 7 finds the other 2 computers on the network, the computer with Vista finds the other 2 computers on the network, BUT the computer with XP only finds the computer with Vista on the network!! Why can't it find the PC with 7?? Can anyone help?
I've already tried the fix which entails making it a workgroup & not a homegroup, but that didn't make any difference!
Hi all. I had the same problem and did everything suggested to no avail. I could get to the Windows XP Pro SP3 computer with my Windows 7 Pro laptop, but got the error message when trying to open the shared folder. Some of these guys are reporting the issue correctly and I believe they did everything right. My tip, which did solve the problem was to add a registry entry that will increase the IRPStackSize to 15. Turns out for me the issue had nothing to do with networking. You can look here to help you solve your issue and read about the solution: