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Windows 7: how to make the router icon appear

11 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
how to make the router icon appear

hello,
i am using win 7 ultimate 32 bit and i have a router belonging to 3com.
my computer is desktop pc that is connected via cable to the wireless router, and there are 3 laptops that are connecting to this wireless router (3com).
i found six month ago a mannual that helps to add the router icon to the network folder in win 7.
for some reason it dosent show anymore.
please help me add the router to the network folder on windows 7!
thank you anyway,
t1a2l

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11 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

You mean the router isnt showing in the network map, right?
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11 Nov 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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11 Nov 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

no not in the network map. i meant in the network folder.
i see in the network folder only the other computers that are coonected to the network but not the router.
in the network map i see:
my pc--------------------gate------------------internet
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11 Nov 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Check that UPnP (universal plug and play) is enabled on the router and your PC.
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11 Nov 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

both my pc and the router are upnp enabled.

i read some articls over the net, and i found out why i see only my pc on the network map: i needed to install on every pc running win xp an LLTD protocol installtion.
now i can see all the computers on my network are connected to the router (3com). and the router is connected to the internet.
my pc is also connected to the router but through a "switch".

but all of this still dosen't make the router apear in the network folder.
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12 Nov 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

XP PCs will still show up in the Network window with out the LLTD responder patch, they just don't get shown correctly in the Windows 7 Network Map. I've downloaded and installed that patch on my old XP PC to fix that. Do you have another Windows 7 PC on your network, and does the router show up on that PC? Power cycle or reboot the router and see if it shows up again.
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12 Nov 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

i don't think you understand.
in the network folder i see all the computer and them only.
i don't see the network printer - i see it under my desktop pc (this one).
and the router isn't there too.
i used a mannual to make it appear and for some reasons i don't see it any more.
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12 Nov 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I thought I understood but maybe I don't? Screen shots might help?
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13 Nov 2011   #10

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
screen shots

the red empty circles or the router and printer that are missing in the network folder - pic 1
and in pic 2 you see the router but not the ptinter
(you can't enter anything in the network map - it is just for viewing).

my bigger problem is the router but if you could help me with the network printer also i will be greatful!


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