network password?


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Jeff

What is a network password needed to connect to other home group computers?

When I try to view other computers on my home wlan it asks me for the
network password. I tried various passwords and none worked including
the "homegroup password". Is it the wpa password for the wlan?

Thanks.
 
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B

Big Steel

What is a network password needed to connect to other home group computers?

When I try to view other computers on my home wlan it asks me for the
network password. I tried various passwords and none worked including
the "homegroup password". Is it the wpa password for the wlan?

If you try to connect to another computer on the LAN remotely from your
machine, then you must give a user-id and password credentials for an
user account that has been established/created on the remote machine you
are trying to access remotely.
 
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Yousuf Khan

What is a network password needed to connect to other home group computers?

When I try to view other computers on my home wlan it asks me for the
network password. I tried various passwords and none worked including
the "homegroup password". Is it the wpa password for the wlan?

Thanks.
No, the WPA password is a completely different level of network security
than the Homegroup password. You have to set your own Homegroup
password, and in order to set the homegroup password you need at least
one machine which is running on W7 Home_Premium/Professional/Ultimate.
The other computers can be any other flavor of W7, but at least one has
to be one of those three listed above. The Homegroup password is set by
and controlled by these higher-end W7's. Other flavors use the password
set by the higher end W7's. Here's how it works:

Windows 7 HomeGroup
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449421(v=WS.10).aspx

Yousuf Khan
 
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W

...winston

Fyi...
"The other computers can be any other flavor of W7"
or
Windows 8


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....winston
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"Yousuf Khan" wrote in message
What is a network password needed to connect to other home group computers?

When I try to view other computers on my home wlan it asks me for the
network password. I tried various passwords and none worked including
the "homegroup password". Is it the wpa password for the wlan?

Thanks.
No, the WPA password is a completely different level of network security
than the Homegroup password. You have to set your own Homegroup
password, and in order to set the homegroup password you need at least
one machine which is running on W7 Home_Premium/Professional/Ultimate.
The other computers can be any other flavor of W7, but at least one has
to be one of those three listed above. The Homegroup password is set by
and controlled by these higher-end W7's. Other flavors use the password
set by the higher end W7's. Here's how it works:

Windows 7 HomeGroup
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449421(v=WS.10).aspx

Yousuf Khan
 

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