Homegroup on Windows 8 RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have a Windows 8 laptop and Windows 8 Tablet, both are connected to the same network and on the same subnet. Both machines can ping each other and connect to the internet without any issue. When I attempt to add them both into the same homegroup they are unable to. Whichever I create a homegroup on the other is unable to detect the homegroup and therefor cannot join it. Previously it had worked from the laptop creating it (changed location sense so had to remake the homegroup as did not work in new location) and from the tablet creating it (Reinstalled windows on the laptop sense and it was unable to rejoin sense) I preformed the format today and have tried creating the homegroup on both ends several times and have reset both the router and access point. It's a rather annoying issue as I use the homegroup to play my music and videos saved on the laptop and not my Microsoft account across my other devices (Tablet and Xbox 360). My videos on my Microsoft account still are accessible from all devices at all times during my testing through Xbox video app. It should also be noted that I am having periotic connection issues when more then one device is using the internet in the house at a time, I believe that to be caused by either the router or access point in my new location but am unsure, I don't know if that may be the cause of my homegroup issues as even when all devices are working fine the homegroup is still inaccessible. As well I apologize for posting this in the wrong forum but my browser is not currently allowing my to view or select any specific forum if I choose a different forum category from the default one. Just one of those bad luck days it would seem here today.

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:52 AM

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  • Hi,

    This is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Microsoft Outlook, the issue is relate to Windows network and better to post your question to the forum for Windows 8 networking

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. Thank you for your understanding.

    Tony Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 21, 2013 3:28 AM
  • Yeah actually I went over why I posted here in my post, It wouldn't allow me to select another specific forum after selecting a forum category so I was forced to pick one of the category's in the default selection of Microsoft office so I simply chose Outlook out of randomness from there as none were appropriate.
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:28 AM