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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:46 AM
Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:28 AM
Have you done the following?:
Settings -> Network & Internet -> WiFi Pane -> Manage Known Networks link -> Select the the network on which you wish the computer to be discoverable (probably the one you're currently connected to) -> Activate the Properties button -> Slide the "Make this PC discoverable" toggle to "on"
I just did the last couple of cumulative updates and they've made finding this setting, which used to be "front and center" on the WiFi page, much harder to find and much deeper down.
This is the only way I know of to make Windows 10 allow a given machine to be discoverable when connected to a specific network.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:10 AM
Please open Control Panel ---> Network and Sharing Center ---> Change advanced sharing settings and select "Turn on network discovery" for the network type you are connected to.
Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:11 AM
Thanks for the tip, very good point.
The "Turn on network discovery" checkbox wan not ticked, indeed.
I selected it and also I added ALL possible users.
The state can be seen in the attached file.
However, the PC is still not discoverable on the network...!
Do you have any other idea about where to look...?
Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:20 AM
From both computer make sure to "Turn on network discovery".
From both computer open properties of network card and place a check mark for two protocols i have point out with arrow sign at below screenshot.
Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:31 AM
wow, very deep!
I checked, but these ones were already checked from the beginning on both computers...
I attach the screenshot from the problem PC
Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:34 AM
Could you connect with TeamViewer to both PCs simultaneously?
if not too troublesome, of course...
Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:01 AM
ok, thanks. This is a step further.
Now I can see the WORKGROUP from other computer, which was not visible before.
I assume it's the workgroup that this problem PC is on, too.
But when I try to access WORKGROUP from a different PC, it pops up an error message, as in the attached file.
I don't remember to have setup a password for workgroup (I use it just at home and there is no need for passwords, because I prefer a direct, fast access, without password hassle.)
So what should I do next in this case..?
Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:03 AM
Is the both computer on same workgroup what are they workgroup names?
Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:15 AM
This is the state of the trouble PC, in Windows Explorer.
I'm not sure which the Workgroup is. It it 'HOME-PC' ?
How can one differentiate between a Workgroup and a Homegroup... just by the icon image...?
Should I just change the name of 'HOME-PC' to 'WORKGROUP' and that is all....?
I need a solution as simple as possible, not many workgroups, no homegroups....
(I also need to connect to the PC from a media player device, connected to the ethernet LAN.)
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