Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Computer not visible on network

06 Oct 2011   #1
fenfolk

windows 7 32
 
 
Computer not visible on network

We have two computers one desktop windows 7 64bit LAN connection to router. One laptop windows 7 32bit, wireless connection to router. Both can access the internet, desktop can see both computers on network map and on < Computer Network> link. Laptop can see desktop on network map, but not on < Computer Network > link so cannot access desktop. Desktop can ping laptop, Laptop get timeout when tries to ping Desktop. Have tried network trouble shooting, but either get cannot find problem or firewall problem. We have Norton 360 on both machines, we have switched all firewalls off and still the network is not working. This network has been working.. I do hope that you can understand this. Any suggestions would be appreciated


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Oct 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi fenfolk,

Failure to ping usually is a Firewall blocking. Usually you can completely Disable all Norton Services running (click on Start and type Services) or try to uninstall it completely might help then reinstall after you have resolve the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2011   #3
fenfolk

windows 7 32
 
 

Thank you will try that
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Oct 2011   #4
fenfolk

windows 7 32
 
 

You are a star - we are definately closer. Uninstalled Norton and could access the desktop from the laptop, brill. Naot all folders that are set to share are accible and homegroup not right but definately progress. Thank you will try to sort out the access problems before we put Norton back. Thank you so much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2011   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

You're very Welcome! Glad to help out.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fenfolk View Post
You are a star - we are definately closer. Uninstalled Norton and could access the desktop from the laptop, brill. Naot all folders that are set to share are accible and homegroup not right but definately progress. Thank you will try to sort out the access problems before we put Norton back. Thank you so much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Computer not visible on network




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Personal folders visible on network
I am having a weird issue. I have a network with 3 PC's and 2 PS3's. 1. My PC-Win 7 2. Roommate's-Vista Home Premium 3. His girlfriend's- Vista Home Premium
Network & Sharing
Windows XP Machine not visible on Network
I just set up my home network (from scratch) so I could have all my devices in communication with each other. I have 2 PCs running Win 7 x64, an XBOX 360, and one PC with Win XP/SP3. I reset the router and recreated the network, and the win 7 machines can see each other perfectly, but I still cant...
Network & Sharing
One file not visible over network
I have a "server" (actually just another workstation with a big disk) running Vista. I access files on it over the network from my notebook running W7. I have a directory on the server where I can see, open and edit all but one file - that one file seems invisible from the notebook. The permissions...
Network & Sharing
Network Visible But Can't Share Xp to Win7
I have a network with 6 XP Pro SP3 systems ans 2- Win7 64 Ultimate systems. I have them set up on a Work Group with all of the same names and print and file sharing enabled. When I look at the network from the network icon I see the groups name and all of the systems are listed. I can share...
Network & Sharing
Added a switch: Not visible in network map
Not really a big problem since all is working as it should but should I be able/not be able to see my DGS-2208 on my network map? Currently it just shows my pc- d-link systems- internet My router is dlink dir-655. Is just combing the switch and router into 1 icon? Thoughts?
Network & Sharing
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... |--- Brother's Computer(XP) Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7) |--- Mom's Computer(7) From...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App