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Windows 7: Network Discovery not working, can map with NetBios & IP


10 May 2012   #1

Win 7 64
 
 
Network Discovery not working, can map with NetBios & IP

Very weird, but I can't see the computers on the workgroup in Windows 7 Home Premium.


I know it's not the network, because I ran a 3rd party network diagnostic tool that shows me ALL the NetBios names and IP's of all the computers in the workgroup. I can also ping the IP and NetBios name of the computers from the cmd prompt.

However Windows 7 does not show any computers in the network map, except itself.


  • I tried creating LmCompatibilityLevel and set it both to "1" and "2" but did not help.
  • Also tried to increase the LanManServer parameter size to "3" but did not help.
  • Also tried reducing the encryption to 40bit compatibility (from default 128 bit), but did not help.
  • I disabled IPv6, did not help
  • I disabled Windows Firewall, did not help
  • Can successfully map shared folders via NetBios or IP addr


I suspect that the problem is because I have an wireless Access Point connecting this computer to the network, and for some reason the network discovery doesn't see the computers. Network Discovery id's the AP as a Gateway. However it does show the AP, Router, and a few printers. I believe it worked ok prior to the AP install.



Shows it as a AP/Switch/Hub combination in the map.




Very odd. Any ideas ? thanks!

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