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Windows 7: win7 invisible on network


16 Jun 2010   #1
149047

xp, w7
 
 
win7 invisible on network

hi all!

i tried to set up a network via a wlan router between my windows7 64bit pc and an imac. everything works fine - only the pc is not visible in the network. i can access the imac from the pc but not vice versa (pc = not visible). data transfer from pc to imac is ok. from my smartphone i can see all the network devices at my place - again, the pc is not there. any clues?
regards,
markus


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16 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 149047 View Post
hi all!

i tried to set up a network via a wlan router between my windows7 64bit pc and an imac. everything works fine - only the pc is not visible in the network. i can access the imac from the pc but not vice versa (pc = not visible). data transfer from pc to imac is ok. from my smartphone i can see all the network devices at my place - again, the pc is not there. any clues?
regards,
markus

Are you using "homegroup" for networking??? On mixed networks you should be using "workgroup" as it is much more stable and uses IPv4 instead of the IPv6 that homegroup uses.

To test that simply create a new network connection using workgroup. If it works You can disable IPv6 and kill network

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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16 Jun 2010   #3
149047

xp, w7
 
 

thanks for your quick reply
i've been in a workgroup from the beginning. (homegroup is not active)
both machines are in workgroup "myname"
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16 Jun 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Most likely which ever A/V software you have installed is blocking the Win 7 machine from being seen. You can either attempt to configure your A/V software so the Win 7 machine can be accessed or you can uninstall your A/V software completely.
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16 Jun 2010   #5
149047

xp, w7
 
 

i use "panda cloud" no settings change possible there. could the native windows7 firewall also be the troublemaker?
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16 Jun 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It could be the permissions settings on the Windows 7 machine. You sometimes need to add "Everyone" to permissions in order for everyone to see you. You may need to repeat this procedure for which ever folders or files you intend to share.

I'm not familior with panda cloud but that could also cause this problem to occur in which case uninstalling it might help.

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