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My network configuration is as follows:

  • One desktop is connected by a network cable to the wireless router
  • My laptop is connected to the Internet by WiFi (2nd floor)
  • The laptop shares the Internet connection with my second desktop via a network cable (2nd floor)

My laptop and the desktop connected by cable to the wireless router are sharing files via a HomeGroup, yet I would like the second desktop to join in.

Is this possible? How?

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It needs to be hooked into the same network (physically through router or over wifi).

You could also buy another router and set it up as a bridge to the other router and you can plug your 2nd desktop into the router. This is quite trivial if you set up the second router with DD-WRT (custom firmware for the router).

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You've answered my question - it can't be done via a HomeGroup. For a workaround see superuser.com/questions/266949/… – Jonathan Apr 7 '11 at 11:48

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