I have a desktop and a laptop (both running windows 7) in my Windows 7 homegroup. The desktop created the homegroup, and the laptop joined it. Both share a few folders.
On the laptop, I have no problem accessing the Desktop's shared folders via the "Homegroup" sidebar button in Windows Explorer.
However, on the Desktop, I get the message
No other homegroup computers are currently available in the homegroup screen. However, if I go to the
Network page, I can see the other computer and browse its shared media. These shares were made by right clicking and choosing "Share with Homegroup".
I can access the media, so this isn't a big problem, but I'm just confused as to why the Homegroup screen denies the existence of the other computer. Has anybody else encountered and resolved this?
It occurs to me that the homegroup stuff uses IPv6, I think, and so perhaps some networking gear isn't working correctly in between. I don't have this setup anymore, so I can't verify that hunch.