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Windows 7: Computer able to ping by IP and host-name but not visual in browser

03 Aug 2015   #1
FaneDuru

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Computer able to ping by IP and host-name but not visual in browser

We have a network containing 15 computers most of them operating Windows 7. One main router connected to Internet, 3 switches and two routers configured as repeater (LAN connected for Internet - DHCP disabled). The network is Work-group type (named WORKGROUP).

Everything works great except one computer running Windows Professional (64bit) with a wired behavior. It is connected wireless through one of the two repeaters. On that repeater there are other 4 computers which can be seen and accessed in browse window.

That computer is able to see all the other machines in the network in browse window. Only it cannot be seen. But I can access its shared folders or shared printer mapping it by IP and shared path. Net use works for IP and for host-name too. Of course the Network discovery is ON, File and printer sharing is ON and Password protected sharing is Off. Antivirus temporary disable and Firewall disable, too...

I can see the incriminated computer on the Network map (with its IP, host-name and MAC address) but I cannot access it with a simple click like all the others. When press 'Click here to see all other devices' everything appears in browser window except this one...

What is strange is the fact that if I connect it to the main router (also wireless) it can be seen in the browser window... But all the other computers connected to the same repeater can be seen in browse window and accessed by simply clicking.

I can share its special label printer and I can use its shared folders (by mapping) but I would like to understand what the hell is happening with it...


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03 Aug 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

On the problem PC, see if these services are started:

- Server
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
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03 Aug 2015   #3
FaneDuru

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I left the office and I will check those services tomorrow.
But I cannot stop asking myself how this computer is visible connected directly at the main router and not at the repeater. With the same active services...

I will check them. Thanks anyhow!
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04 Aug 2015   #4
FaneDuru

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I checked and all three services are started.
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04 Aug 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do they get a different IP when connected to the repeaters? Perhaps the network is seen as Public?
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05 Aug 2015   #6
FaneDuru

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

No. It has fix IP so always the same...
I checked and in both cases the network type is Work in the same workgroup.
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05 Aug 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try changing the IP to one of the working PC's? Shutdown that PC first though.
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05 Aug 2015   #8
FaneDuru

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Changed IP. The same behavior...
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05 Aug 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Try changing the IP to one of the working PC's? Shutdown that PC first though.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FaneDuru View Post
Changed IP. The same behavior...
Maybe change the computer name too.


I know GokAy mentioned a few services to check, but maybe you should compare each service on the problematic computer to one that works. (Grasping at straws.)

It sure seems odd that it works from the main router - but not the other two.
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05 Aug 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, comp name too indeed

Does it show on the other router? Maybe the answer is in the router and not the PC.
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