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Windows 7: Not being discovered by other computers on network!


12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Not being discovered by other computers on network!

Hi,

I am connected to a wireless home network via an Aztech router.
I can find other computers on the network by typing in their address in the address bar (\\...), but in the same way my computer is not discovered by any of the other PCs.

What could be the problem? I tried changing my workgroup to match that of the other computer, but it made no difference.

Thanks,
JaX

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12 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should go into the Advanced Sharing settings and make sure that Network Discovery is turned on. The pictures below shows the which settings need to be enabled. You may need to enable the settings in the public file sharing windows also.

Don't miss this part>>> A/V software's and third party firewalls can also cause this problem. Often times you need to uninstall them completely to fix this sort of problem.


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12 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you chev65, but I have already kept this enabled. It still doesn't work.
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Under the homegroup management....

"Use user accounds and passwords" don't use the recommended option
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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CraXJaX View Post
Hi,

I am connected to a wireless home network via an Aztech router.
I can find other computers on the network by typing in their address in the address bar (\\...), but in the same way my computer is not discovered by any of the other PCs.

What could be the problem? I tried changing my workgroup to match that of the other computer, but it made no difference.

Thanks,
JaX
Are you trying to set up a Homegroup "all windows 7 machines" or a Workgroup "mixed Op systems" type of network. The set up procedure is different for both.

The Homegroup walkthough problem solver is in the link below. Pay attention to the time/date settings and the registry adjustment.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-to-homegroup/

For setting up a mixed Op system network use the link below.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ons-of-windows
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12 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CraXJaX View Post
Hi,

I am connected to a wireless home network via an Aztech router.
I can find other computers on the network by typing in their address in the address bar (\\...), but in the same way my computer is not discovered by any of the other PCs.

What could be the problem? I tried changing my workgroup to match that of the other computer, but it made no difference.

Thanks,
JaX
Hello, Have you looked at some of these tips from Microsoft?
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
Good luck to you with your problem
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12 May 2010   #7

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

CraXJaX, check your firewall...

zzz2496
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13 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks all, I didn't get an opportunity to go and try to resolve the issue, was very busy this week.
I'll try out the suggestions.

Thanks,
JaX
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18 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you so much, zzz2496, as it turned out it was my firewall.
I'm using BitDefender, and it's a pain to configure.

I am having another problem with networking, although I'll search here first and post it in another thread if I don't get a solution.

Also thanks to all those who replied.

JaX
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18 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Thanks Jax for reporting back your resolution. Good day to you!
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