and for the life of me I can't figure out how to fix it. Here's my situation: I have two conputer systems in my home. One of which is a desktop (which will be called "D" from now on), the other one is a netbook ("N"). D runs Windows 7 Ultimate edition, and N runs Win 7 Home Premium Edition. My only request is to have both systems "talk" to each other, but I can't do that. Both systems are connected to the internet via the same WiFi router. Both systems have that network set as "Home netwok". But when I look under "Network" in the Windows Explorer, neither D nor N lists the other system on their network. Needless to say that neither systems' network map lists the other system as present on their network. Yet, the plot thickens. I set a Homegroup in N. D recognized that Homegroup, and connected to it (after I provided it with the password). It was even able to see the shared folders and their contents. However, N is still reluctant to acknowledge that another computer exists, either on the network or in the homegroup. When I disconnect N from the homegroup, it doesn't recognize that there is a homegroup present on the network, even though D is still connected to it. Please, can anyone assist me with this issue?