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Windows 7: Computer not visible on network

12 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Computer not visible on network

Hello all,

I have a problem here that I haven't been able to solve. Here is my network setup...

Code:
                                       |--- Brother's Computer(XP)
Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7)
                                       |--- Mom's Computer(7)
From my computer I can see the server and my brothers computer.

From my mom's computer I can't see anything on the network.

My mom's computer isn't visible to any of the computers on the network.

The problem is getting my mom's computer visible on the network because she has the printer attached to her computer and I need to configure the printer to work on my computer.

So my question. How can I get my Mom's computer to show up on My Computer when I click "Network"?

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12 Oct 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JC99 View Post
Hello all,

I have a problem here that I haven't been able to solve. Here is my network setup...

Code:
                                       |--- Brother's Computer(XP)
Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7)
                                       |--- Mom's Computer(7)
From my computer I can see the server and my brothers computer.

From my mom's computer I can't see anything on the network.

My mom's computer isn't visible to any of the computers on the network.

The problem is getting my mom's computer visible on the network because she has the printer attached to her computer and I need to configure the printer to work on my computer.

So my question. How can I get my Mom's computer to show up on My Computer when I click "Network"?

Are you running homegroup?

Can you type ipconfig /all in search and upload the output?

Thanks


ken
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No, I am not running homegroup.

My mom's computer is the one that's not visible on the network.
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12 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here is the output from my computer...

Quote:
C:\Users\jason>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JRC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-8C-52-49-BA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::28b1:e40c:dc9b:107e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.75(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : October-12-10 9:04:54 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : October-12-10 11:51:33 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890380
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-46-69-21-00-24-8C-52-49-BA

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.penguin.jasoncarson.ca:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3828:26be:ba3b:6768(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3828:26be:ba3b:6768%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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12 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here is the output from my mom's computer

Quote:
C:\Users\linda>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-18-FA-46-4F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acda:8dda:fc82:c470%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.90(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : October-12-10 11:10:47 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : October-13-10 1:57:27 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890776
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-09-80-8E-00-26-18-FA-46-4F

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.penguin.jasoncarson.ca:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : penguin.jasoncarson.ca
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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12 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@JC99 Please search the forums on sharing a printer from a Windows 7 machine, there are a lot of them, we have discovered that Windows 7 does not share a printer well if at all. Your best bet is to buy a USB to Network device and put your printer on the network. Then everything including your server can print to it, and you do NOT have to leave your Mom's machine on all the time because it is the pseudo print server.

As far as the OP of you not seeing your Mom's machine have you tried turning off the Windows Firewall as a test. If you do and now you can see the machine then you know that your firewall settings need to be adjusted. -WS
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12 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
@JC99 Please search the forums on sharing a printer from a Windows 7 machine, there are a lot of them, we have discovered that Windows 7 does not share a printer well if at all. Your best bet is to buy a USB to Network device and put your printer on the network. Then everything including your server can print to it, and you do NOT have to leave your Mom's machine on all the time because it is the pseudo print server.

As far as the OP of you not seeing your Mom's machine have you tried turning off the Windows Firewall as a test. If you do and now you can see the machine then you know that your firewall settings need to be adjusted. -WS
Thanks for the reply. I know how to share a printer on Windows 7. I don't want to buy a USB to network device. I want to keep my setup the way it is. The problem is my mom's computer isn't visible when I open "Network" on my computer so I can't see the printer attached to her computer. Both computers are running Windows 7. I have tried a bunch of things including disabling the firewall but that didn't make a difference. I know it's probably just a setting somewhere that is causing this problem I just don't know what that setting could be.
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12 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If the firewall is disabled and you still have the problem, then it must be something else. Do you have a 3rd party AV running? If so disable that too and test again. -WS
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12 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
If the firewall is disabled and you still have the problem, then it must be something else. Do you have a 3rd party AV running? If so disable that too and test again. -WS
I do have AV on both computers configured the same way yet my mom's computer is the only one exhibiting problems so I doubt that is the problem. But I will double check just in case.
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13 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I couldn't figure out what had to be done so I just reinstalled windows on my Mom's computer and now everything is working.

My guess is she changed a setting somewhere that caused the problem. I tried a number of solutions from posts I found searching Google but none of them worked.

All is well now.
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