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Windows 7: Problems viewing pcs on network

18 Nov 2009   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I have found that the public sharing option works best when sharing between different Op systems. You might try using the public sharing option> " Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders".

Have everything in "public" sharing enabled with password protected sharing "off" usually enables file sharing for all users. It's not the most secure way of doing it but it seems to work pretty well. I also found out that you need to use a different user name on each machine for sharing to work properly.




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18 Nov 2009   #12
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Ok I have put my settings to what is shown in the picture. I tried to ping my machine via ip and got a request time out with no mdsnresponder.exe in my processes. I am still unable to see anything on the network. Also I don't know if this is a big issue or not, but when I am in my network center it states that I am on Network 2. Thanks!
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18 Nov 2009   #13
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How is this computer connected to the network - by ethernet or by wifi?
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18 Nov 2009   #14
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Ethernet.
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18 Nov 2009   #15
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you compared the network settings (ie: ipconfig /all) on the 7 computer to any of the other computers?
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18 Nov 2009   #16
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

ITGIRL: Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this the only Win7 PC and the only 1 you cannot ping? Thats because ICMP is off by default in Win7 Firewall... but you should still be able to see it from another PC.
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18 Nov 2009   #17
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Kegobeer---> I have compared it to a working Vista machine configuration. I have found no differences.

Darryl---> I am not able to see any computers and they are not able to see me.
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18 Nov 2009   #18
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

I was wondering, since I have windows 7 pro and in a workgroup instead of a domain, would that cause me not to be able to see other pcs? When I go to view full network map, I can see about 10 pcs and a few switches on the network. There is nothing in common with any of the pcs that I can see. Some are running xp and some are vista. Also some are at other locations. Thanks everyone!
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18 Nov 2009   #19
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
I was wondering, since I have windows 7 pro and in a workgroup instead of a domain, would that cause me not to be able to see other pcs? When I go to view full network map, I can see about 10 pcs and a few switches on the network. There is nothing in common with any of the pcs that I can see. Some are running xp and some are vista. Also some are at other locations. Thanks everyone!
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Does that mean the other PCs ARE on a domain? Or are they in the same Workgroup as your Win7 PC?

If you just want to test connectivity with ping you have to disble ICMP blocking in Win7 firewall, here's how: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...ista-firewall/
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18 Nov 2009   #20
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

No everyone is on the same workgroup.
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