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Windows 7: Cannot see pc on network

17 Jan 2013   #1
barneyrubble

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Cannot see pc on network

I have 20 PCs in a building complex. Some are running windows 7 and some windows xp. One PC which is running windows 7 cannot detect any of the pcs running windows xp, but can see the pcs running windows 7. The opther windows 7 PCs do not have this problem. There doesn't seem to be anything obviously different between them. does anybody have any suggestions ?


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17 Jan 2013   #2
guall

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good question, sometime it happens to me too, but one time i tuned my nod firewall off and used windows firewall and the problem disappeared...
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17 Jan 2013   #3
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1. Make sure network discovery and file sharing are turned on in Windows 7, and turn off Homegroups.
2. Make sure firewalls on both machines allow file sharing.
3. Update the network card drivers to their latest versions.
4. Make sure all machines on the network are in the same workgroup.
- Try changing the workgroups to something else, then changing them back.
5. Turn on NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the IPv4 settings for the network adapter.
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17 Jan 2013   #4
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Can the windows 7 PC ping any of the XP machines?.

Work through what Parman has suggested, He seems to beat me to all the threads tonight.
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17 Jan 2013   #5
guall

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
1. Make sure network discovery and file sharing are turned on in Windows 7, and turn off Homegroups.
2. Make sure firewalls on both machines allow file sharing.
3. Update the network card drivers to their latest versions.
4. Make sure all machines on the network are in the same workgroup.
- Try changing the workgroups to something else, then changing them back.
5. Turn on NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the IPv4 settings for the network adapter.
sorry but can you describe what it does in my network sharing . it is already set to default...
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17 Jan 2013   #6
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I also forgot:

LLTD should also be enabled in the network connection properties for Windows 7.
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