I've always found it trick to setup a network. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.
I'm running three Lenovo Think Stations running Windows 7 pro, one Supermicro board, running Win 7 Ultimate, and three Supermicro boards running, Win XP. All with the latest service packs.
I'm running a cable Modem: Arris TM1602 from Charter, into a Cisco/Linksys E2500 modem. The wireless part is turned off and just one I/O port is used. It goes to a Netgear, Smart Switch, Model # GS724Tv4-400NAS - ProSAFE 24 Port Gigabit Switch.
Running everything DHCP, Everything works very well.
EXCEPT: I can't get the machines to see the one on my desktop. An Lenovo. The problem is naming the network. Before we went from a dumb Hub to a smart switch, there was no problem. I want to name it NETWORK and WORKGROUP, not home group or Public network that always pops up. Also in Network Sharing Center, it says: Network/Public Network on the Lenovo on my desk. The others have, at any given time: Network 2, Network 7, etc. I didn't name these guys!
Also, in Win Explorer, where you have the normal name +NETWORK or +My Network Places, then , +Entire Network, then three other sub directories appear:
Microsoft Terminal Services,
Microsoft Windows Network
Web Client Network.
Usually, I get all three and poke Win Network to reveal all the other computers. But on my Lenovo on my desk, I get only NETWORK, then the name of my Lenovo. Nothing else.
Is there a file I can make with the correct setup to carry and load into each computer? Like a few years back with a floppy? Keeping in mind the different versions of Windows? I also can't get access on of the other Win7 machines.
After reading other threads, I've run and attached a MTB file. MTB.txt 27.98KB 1 downloads
Thanks in advance for your help.