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Windows 7: Can't see computer on my network

24 Jun 2012   #1
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
Can't see computer on my network

Had it working before I had to re-install Windows.
Main PC running Win7 Pro.
Other PC is running Linux, Samba.
Using a wireless router at main PC end.
Both machines can ping the router and each other.
But Linux machine is not visible in Network.
Have a BluRay player on network as well, and it sees the main PC.

No Homegroup.
Set as Home network.
File and printer sharing turned on.
Network Discovery turned on.
Password protect turned off.

Now stuck.


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24 Jun 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi macnab, I realise it may be a silly question, is the Linux pc switched ON ?
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24 Jun 2012   #3
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yup - that is how I test them pinging each other! I should have made notes when I did it originally.
I fixed the workgroup name problem. Now I see PUPSERVER but can't get to PUPSERVER\pupshare.
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24 Jun 2012   #4
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Fixed. Was workgroup name. But I have to keep running back to the spare-room where the Linux PC is - if I go more than a few minutes without transferring data it forgets its setup.
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24 Jun 2012   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

This is how I used to file share File sharing.pdf Now I have SkyDrive on both my computers. It works a lot better.


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24 Jun 2012   #6
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

SkyDrive is a bit difficult with 3TB data.
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24 Jun 2012   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macnab View Post
SkyDrive is a bit difficult with 3TB data.
More like useless and absolutely impossible. Skydrive is WAY too slow for me also.

I can't say why your Linux pc is forgetting it's workgroup name.
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24 Jun 2012   #8
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

I can't say why your Linux pc is forgetting it's workgroup name.
Using a different workgroup name to WORKGROUP - forgot to change it on Windows machine when I re-installed Windows.
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