Rules for Windows 7 HOMEGROUP

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by beacon, Dec 10, 2010.

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  1. beacon

    beacon Registered Member

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    I'm having trouble setting up LnS for HOMEGROUP so that I can share files and printers across my network. The HOMEGROUP is set up correctly - with LnS disabled is functions perfectly.

    Does anyone have any ideas for rule sets?

    Thanks
     
  2. beacon

    beacon Registered Member

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    OK, well I've done a lot of additional research and thought I'd post the solution to this in case anyone else comes here looking for the same help.

    HomeGroup is extremely complicated and there are an enormous list of ports to open (>50). So much for Microsoft's aim of making networking accessible to everyone by simplifying it.

    Anyway, the complete list of ports and advice on how HomeGroup functions can be found @

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=937F3930-673D-45A0-8446-69C36E6F5C13&displaylang=en

    Hope this helps others in future.
     
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