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Offline macnext1

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HomeGroup
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:31:01 AM »
Well I have 5 systems now. Bettie got a new desktop a few months ago and after installing her poker software I turned it over to her. A few weeks ago she got a new laptop and I have been installing software on it. I decided that it would be good to get all these connected together and went around collecting some information. I found out that 3 systems have homegroup as MSHOME, one has HOMEGROUP, and the last one has WORKGROUP.

Naïve question. Do they all have to be the same?

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Re: HomeGroup
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 11:29:02 AM »
Yes and no.

#1 They have to be the same to talk to each other using NetBIOS/NetBEUI (one of the things it is used for File and Print Sharing)

#2 They do not have to the same to talk to each other using TCP/IP (IPv4 or IPv6).

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Re: HomeGroup
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 01:46:15 PM »
They will work while being in different work groups. But having them all in the same workgroup will make things easier and faster for you :wink:

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Re: HomeGroup
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 11:37:02 PM »
Ok. So I ran the network wizard on her desktop yesterday and sure enough it set the Home Group to MSHOME. So then it (Network Wizard) said I could make a disk to carry to other systems. I figured that would be an easy way to get all the systems in sync. Problem was the wizard told me to put a disk in drive G. I don't have a drive G. My drive is drive D. That system has 2 external hard drives and the internal CD/DVD. When I look at "My Computer" it shows a removable drive G. There isn't one. Suggestions?

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Re: HomeGroup
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 01:15:30 PM »
It is looking for a thumb drive. Plug one in and then run the wizard and see if it offers that drive :wink:

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Re: HomeGroup
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 01:15:30 PM »

 

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