|29 Sep 2011||#1|
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Network Discovery and File Sharing working only with firewall off.
I first noticed this problem this morning, I went to connect to my laptop via network sharing and I received the message "Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change..."
I tried clicking this to turn network discovery and file sharing on and the message goes away and comes back again within a second.
I opened the Network and Sharing Center / Change advanced sharing settings / Turned on network discovery and file and printer sharing / Clicked Save changes.
I went back and tried to connect to my networked laptop and still the same message is displayed stating that network discovery and file sharing are turned off. When I went back to the advanced sharing settings network discovery and file printer sharing were back off.
I did notice that if I turn Windows firewall off that I do not have any of these problems at all and under my network I can see both my modem/router and laptop.
If anyone could please help me with this problem I would be very grateful.
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|01 Oct 2011||#3|
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Hi Ben, Read this Attachment 177272 I did it on my 2 Windows 7 pc's and it works like a charm.
Thank you for your help with this, I have got my network set up very much the same as you have shown in your tutorial
I finally resolved this problem by resetting the Windows firewall back to default settings.
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