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Windows 7: Laptop won't see networked computers

22 Jun 2014   #1
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Laptop won't see networked computers

Hi guys, I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have a network in place with STUDY-PC, LOUNGE-PC and LAPTOP and SYNOLOGYHUB (NAS)

Both the lounge and study PCs can see all the above in Start->Network. However, the laptop can only see itself. Even though the other computers can see the laptop, the laptop cannot see anything.

Actually, that's not quite right, the laptop can see the study as a media device, but not as a network place.

This is the case if the laptop is wired or wireless.

They're all on the same workgroup. They're all Win7 64 bit.

Please, can anyone shed any light on why the laptop is blind?

Thanks ever so much :-)

Kit


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22 Jun 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should make sure the laptop isn't labeled as a Public network location. If it is then you will want to change it to a Home or Work network, what ever the other machines are.
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23 Jun 2014   #3
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks ever so much for your reply. I have checked the laptop and study and they're both on Home network.

Can anyone suggest something else I can try?
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23 Jun 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wittykitty View Post
Thanks ever so much for your reply. I have checked the laptop and study and they're both on Home network.

Can anyone suggest something else I can try?

If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from each of these machines it would be helpful.
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23 Jun 2014   #5
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

How do I get to ipconfig/all please?

Cheers!
Kit
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23 Jun 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

Basically just copy and paste ipconfig/all into an elevated command prompt and post the results here. I need this from each PC in the network.

You might try checking to make sure that the time/date settings are the same on all those networked machines.
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23 Jun 2014   #7
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

So I's just type ipconfig/all into cmd prompt?
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23 Jun 2014   #8
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The time was about 30 secs out between the Study & Synology NAS (connected to Study) and Laptop. Just adjusted the date/time to match exactly on Study & Laptop and touch wood, the Laptop now sees the Study & Synology. Will keep you posted as to whether this continues.....Never knew time could make such a difference!
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23 Jun 2014   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wittykitty View Post
The time was about 30 secs out between the Study & Synology NAS (connected to Study) and Laptop. Just adjusted the date/time to match exactly on Study & Laptop and touch wood, the Laptop now sees the Study & Synology. Will keep you posted as to whether this continues.....Never knew time could make such a difference!
Yes that time/date is a PITA, you would think that 30 seconds wouldn't matter but for some reason it does.

Glad you can see the machine.
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24 Jun 2014   #10
wittykitty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

So am I mate, it was one of those little things that's been bugging me for ages!
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