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Windows 7 home network on router

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November 5, 2009 5:51:28 PM

I have a qwest 2wire 2701gh-d router. I am able to connect to the internet fine with the ethernet and wireless wifi options. I am trying to set up a home network for printer sharing and file sharing. My desktop is running windows 7 and is connected by ethernet (this is the computer with the printer). Then I have 2 laptops that are running windows vista that have just been using the wifi. When I try to create a network it never detects any devices with windows 7. And I cant run a homegroup since the other computers are windows vista. Can I run a network with this router, or is it just an internet access point?
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November 6, 2009 5:24:47 PM

PureBlue,

Exactly what type of "network" are you attempting to create? One that you can share files and devices through I presume, correct? To do so, you would just choose the folders you want to be accessible by the Windows Vista Machines and vice versa (files on Windows Vista machines to be accessible by the Windows 7 machine) and then enable sharing.

Also, should you require additional assistance Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5. It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads there for additional support.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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