I recently bought an ASUS laptop. I already have a desktop which connects to my router via ethernet. The laptop connects the internet through the router via Wi-Fi. Both machines have Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. Below is the detailed description of my problem:
I cannot connect to my laptop from my desktop or vice versa for transferring files.
What prerequisite steps I have performed
- Set up static IP addresses on both machines (192.168.1.10 and 192.168.1.30) with common default gateway (192.168.1.1) under TCP/IP IPv4 properties of the network adapters
- Disabled Windows Firewall for Home Networks on both machines
- Set the network adapter as part of the Home Network
- Turned on file and printer sharing in the Network and Sharing Center and disabled password protection as well.
- Ensured that the services -->
Serverare running (although no idea if this is required or not)
What I am able to do/see
- I am able to create a Homegroup using either machines in which case the said machine shows as being part of the group.
- I am able to see the machine in the Network list
- I am able to ping the machines successfully via IP as well as host name
What I am not able to do
- Connect to the machine. I get a "Network path not found" error.
- When I try to join the homegroup created by the other, I get prompted for the password, I enter it, it attempts to connect and after a brief period it gives an error.
- Desktop has SP1 installed, laptop does not.
- None of the machines' antivirus (AVAST FREE VERSION) has the firewall component installed
- I have already tried the steps as mentioned in this post