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Windows 7: Problems viewing pcs on network

18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 
Problems viewing pcs on network

I am having problems viewing any computers on my workgroup. I'm in a work environment working off of a workgroup. No pc's are able to even ping my computer. When I go to network and sharing, the network discovery is set to on. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any information would be helpful. My network has about 80 pcs on it ranging from windows 2000 to Vista. I am the only one who has windows 7.

Thanks so much!
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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does your company have an IT department? If so, have they reviewed any of the tutorials on how to configure Windows 7 to network with older operating systems?

How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.

Sharing a printer on Windows 7 Vista XP network
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Haha I am the IT department. My boss gave my the newest version to figure out all the details on how to get it up and running since we are going to put all the pcs on windows 7 in April. I took a look at both of those links and had another employee check to see if they could see me in their network places, but he couldn't.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

None of the steps in those links helped?
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

I was able to share the folder without a problem. However nobody on the same network can see me or get to me. Nor am I able to see them or get into their computers. Its probably something that I am overlooking. I'll go back and reread them. My brain is fried at this point. I really appreciate the help.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
No pc's are able to even ping my computer.
Hey.

That almost has to be a router config problem. Only other way this would happen is if you installed a 3rd party firewall with a setting to disallow pings.
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
No pc's are able to even ping my computer.
Hey.

That almost has to be a router config problem. Only other way this would happen is if you installed a 3rd party firewall with a setting to disallow pings.
Or if network discovery is turned off, perhaps?
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18 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
No pc's are able to even ping my computer.
Hey.

That almost has to be a router config problem. Only other way this would happen is if you installed a 3rd party firewall with a setting to disallow pings.
Or if network discovery is turned off, perhaps?
Network discovery is unrelated to pings and is not even needed to share. Good thought though.
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18 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

See I was reading somewhere that it could be a configuration in the router but because I had vista before that and it worked just fine, it had to be something on my personal pc. I have turned off my password protection to see if maybe that was it. Could it be a setting in the firewall? The only firewall that I have is the pc firewall that comes preinstalled.
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18 Nov 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

What you want to do is the following and then take things from there (You can enable network discovery if you want to). Also, make sure a password is set for the user account. What happens when others ping you by ip address, instead of machine name? (Look for mdsnresponder.exe in task manager - if you have that, let us know)


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