HELP: Password and home network problem.

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by nosey, Dec 11, 2012.

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    nosey Guest

    Hello everyone and season greetings

    I hope someone can help me sort this annoying problem which I'm clueless about.

    I have a main desktop PC (non-wi-fi) which is directly connected by a cable to my BT Home Hub. I
    also have two laptops which have been set up
    to use the wi-fi so as to connect to the Internet and connect to the home network (workgroup??) to
    access files on the main desktop. I have set a password (heaven knows WHY???) which I have to enter
    when main PC boots up and also when any laptop needs to connect to the network to access files.

    ****What I want to do is remove the password and still allow the laptops access to the

    I am able to remove the password using the User Accounts but the laptops are no longer able to
    connect to the network (but they are still able to connect to the Internet). As soon as I put the
    password back, the laptops can access the network again. My simple thinking says that if there is no
    password, then they should connect ; but obviously not.

    Many thanks

    Kevin (IOW)
    nosey, Dec 11, 2012
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    Rob Morley Guest
    Rob Morley, Dec 11, 2012
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    nosey Guest

    Thanks for taking the time to reply but I have Vista and your link is for XP and the method is not
    the same. Most of the things it talks about
    are not in Vista

    nosey, Dec 11, 2012
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    Rob Morley Guest

    If you'd said what you were running I might have found something
    Rob Morley, Dec 11, 2012
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    nosey Guest

    Yeah, point taken.

    Sorry. If you need any more info, please ask.

    nosey, Dec 11, 2012
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    Jeff Gaines Guest

    The Windows rule is "no password no share" for good reasons.
    Makes sure all the computers use the same workgroup name then add each
    user to all the machines with the same user name and password.
    Jeff Gaines, Dec 11, 2012
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    Chris Whelan Guest

    Windows home networking can be a problem.

    What I would do is set up a new workgroup, with a different name, make
    certain file and printer sharing is turned on, and see what happens.

    Chris Whelan, Dec 11, 2012
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Rob Morley, Dec 11, 2012
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    Geoff Lane Guest

    Nosey was very polite with HIS reply.

    Geoff Lane
    Geoff Lane, Jan 3, 2013
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    Jack Ouzzi Guest

    Windows IS a problem .. full stop :)
    Jack Ouzzi, Jan 29, 2013
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