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Windows 7: Randomly loses networked PCs

25 Aug 2009   #1
SevenUser09

 
Randomly loses networked PCs

I have another PC networked to my Windows 7 Pro build 7600 computer however randomly 7 will not detect the other PC. It will show on my full network map but I cannot in any way access it. And sometimes even the other PC will throw up a network locaton unavailable message when trying to access the 7 PC. I even rebooted both PCs and it did not work. It allowed the XP system to connect but 7 could still NOT see XP. I even had a share open only a few minutes prior moving some files. But this time it disappeared when I closed the windows explorer window. Other times is all random. Any idea what could be the issue? I will still have an active internet connection and all of that will be uninterrupted but I just cannot see or access the other location.


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25 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenUser09 View Post
I have another PC networked to my Windows 7 Pro build 7600 computer however randomly 7 will not detect the other PC. It will show on my full network map but I cannot in any way access it. And sometimes even the other PC will throw up a network locaton unavailable message when trying to access the 7 PC. I even rebooted both PCs and it did not work. It allowed the XP system to connect but 7 could still NOT see XP. I even had a share open only a few minutes prior moving some files. But this time it disappeared when I closed the windows explorer window. Other times is all random. Any idea what could be the issue?
SU

Sounds like IP-6 is enabled in network and sharing. In adapter>advanced>uncheck

You could also tell us abit more abt your network setup

Ken
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25 Aug 2009   #3
SevenUser09

 

I have a switch connected to a router and both PCs connected to the switch. Very simple network. IPv6 was checked in the network adapter properties. I just unchecked it. Though a minute before I did that the other PC appeared. Will it stay there consistantly with IPv2 turned off? Is there any reason to use v6?
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25 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenUser09 View Post
I have a switch connected to a router and both PCs connected to the switch. Very simple network. IPv6 was checked in the network adapter properties. I just unchecked it. Though a minute before I did that the other PC appeared. Will it stay there consistantly with IPv2 turned off? Is there any reason to use v6?
Not much use for IP-6 yet. when we are forced to implement it you will be glad its there. The internet is running out of addresses. IP-2 I never heard or typo?

Ken
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25 Aug 2009   #5
SevenUser09

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Not much use for IP-6 yet. when we are forced to implement it you will be glad its there. The internet is running out of addresses. IP-2 I never heard or typo?

Ken
Was a typo. Since I turned off IPv6 I should no longer have any issues?
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25 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Dont think that was your only problem but random drop out is often the major problem of IP-6
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25 Aug 2009   #7
SevenUser09

 

Both firewalls are set to allow connections from the other PC so I don't think that was the issue. What else could it have been?
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26 Aug 2009   #8
SevenUser09

 

It looks like this has happened again with IPv6 off.
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04 Sep 2009   #9
SevenUser09

 

I am still having the issue where my Windows XP machine keeps disappearing from the network. It shows on the full network map but doesn't allow a connection to it.
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04 Sep 2009   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenUser09 View Post
I am still having the issue where my Windows XP machine keeps disappearing from the network. It shows on the full network map but doesn't allow a connection to it.

How did you set up your network with the win7 machine ?

As a HomeGroup or as a work network ?

HomeGroup does not play well with win7 computers & Xp computers

" Doc "
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