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Q: own PC and other PCs in home network not visible

In explorer I see neither my own pc nor the others in the network anymore

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I?m running a Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 system, and an XP Home Edition on the same NetGear home network. Both systems are also running McAfee security software.

Occasionally I have been able to ?view? one computer from the other, but currently I cannot. Is this a common issue?

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Computer Info:

Emachine T3065
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 3000+ Processor
QuantiSpeed? Architecture operates at 2.167GHz
512KB L2 cache & 333MHz FSB
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? Vista Ultimate
Chipset: NVIDIA? nForce?2
Memory: 512MB DDR (PC 2700)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 160GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 Digital Media Manger (USB 2.0, Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: NVIDIA? GeForce?4? MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
Sound: nForce? 6-channel Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
Having trouble connecting to the internet. Any network does not show. So can't view properties. Please help. Thanks!

A:Network Adapter Not Visible In Network Connections

Could it be disabled in the BIOS? Have you tried resetting the BIOS to default/safe values?
Can you try another network card (they're fairly cheap)?

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I have 2 workstations running XP2 SP2 Home Edition. Until recently each machine had full access to the other using the windows "share" facility and could happily view each others files etc.

I then had a problem downloading security updates from the MS site ( non-security updates were fine, just security updates)on one of the machines and, after much chasing around, contacted MS support who took me through a number of different procedures until, after running one of their HotFix routines, I could again download and run the updates. However, since then the files and folders on the machine in question have been inaccessible across the network. Looking back the other way, is fine.

I can ping the machine ok but when I try to access it through Network Places I get an error message saying that I do not have the required access and "the user has not been granted the requested logon type".

Both machines have full Admin rights and I never had logon problems before.

I was told by MS that my problem with the updates was because I didn't have the correct permissions but I now seem to have locked out this other machine and cannot find any way to get connected from A to B even though B to A works fine.

I've copied the IP config for the errant machine below and would appreciate any advice.

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: Shared folders not visible in XP Home

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I can get on the web with my iPad and android phone but my laptop (in or out of its dock) show no networks at all. It worked perfectly Tuesday and yesterday it did not. Charter had problems so I assumed it was them but that is fixed and it makes no sense that I can access via iPad and phone. I thought it was my modem as it fell but that was many days ago and again I can access with iPad and android. I have a hp laptop, win7.

I work on line as a volunteer assisting people and the iPad is driving me crazy.

I see a red x where the connections should be and the message not connected if I click on it.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

A:No network visible

Hello Maryfh,

What's the make and model of the problem system?

Also, let's see the following.



Hold the Windows key and press R on your keyboard.
In the Run box that appears, type CMD and click on OK.
Type the following command:

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

Ping Test

Lastly, let's see this:
Hold the Windows key and press R on your keyboard.
In the Run box that appears, type CMD and click on OK.
Type the following command: PING google.com
Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
If necessary, use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access for all of the above.


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So I have an XP Pro SP3 machine running as a NAS. Every now and then, it will drop off the network.

I have a shared printer connected to it, and have mapped the C drive to my main desktop, as well as shortcut folders to important folders on the NAS. When the NAS drops off the Network, I can still access all these things, I just cannot find the computer when I go to Start>Network (on Vista or our other XP Pro machine).

Normally I wouldn't bother since everything is mapped and that all seems to work fine (Remote Desktop even works), but my WDTV Live can't see it either which kinda defeats the purpose of the NAS if the WDTV Live can't see it.

Any suggestions?

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I have three PC's on my LAN homegroup, two laptops and one desktop that functions as a media server. The Desktop is also the one that created the home group. the laptops can join the homegroup and media streaming works between my Smart TV and the desktop, but neither laptop can see the desktop on the network or access shared folders.

I ran the Network Troubleshooter and proceeded through the wizard and received the message attached to this post. Something on my PC is performing Network Address Translation. Also, NAT is enabled on my router, and I want it to stay enabled. Unfortunately, nothing in the troubleshooter tells me where the other device is that's performing NAT on the PC nor how to disable it..

Any help would be appreciated.

Other things of note, All three PC's use a the ExpressVPN client with killswitch disabled. All three use Comodo firewall which is setup to function as the VPN disconnect killswitch. all three PC's use AVG antivirus. The problem persists even when the firewall, VPN client and antivirus software is disabled. Also worth noting, File sharing and network discovery are enabled on all PC's.

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My computer cannot see any networks anymore, whether I bring it to work or at home. There is no network icon in the lower right hand side of the screen anymore. Please help!

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Please help regarding, how to make visible other pc connected with same network.

A:Other PC not visible in my Network Places

Why can?t I see other computers on my network?

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We have two computers one desktop windows 7 64bit LAN connection to router. One laptop windows 7 32bit, wireless connection to router. Both can access the internet, desktop can see both computers on network map and on < Computer ? Network> link. Laptop can see desktop on network map, but not on < Computer ? Network > link so cannot access desktop. Desktop can ping laptop, Laptop get timeout when tries to ping Desktop. Have tried network trouble shooting, but either get cannot find problem or firewall problem. We have Norton 360 on both machines, we have switched all firewalls off and still the network is not working. This network has been working.. I do hope that you can understand this. Any suggestions would be appreciated

A:Computer not visible on network

Hi fenfolk,

Failure to ping usually is a Firewall blocking. Usually you can completely Disable all Norton Services running (click on Start and type Services) or try to uninstall it completely might help then reinstall after you have resolve the issue.

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Hello all,

I have a problem here that I haven't been able to solve. Here is my network setup...

|--- Brother's Computer(XP)
Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7)
|--- Mom's Computer(7)
From my computer I can see the server and my brothers computer.

From my mom's computer I can't see anything on the network.

My mom's computer isn't visible to any of the computers on the network.

The problem is getting my mom's computer visible on the network because she has the printer attached to her computer and I need to configure the printer to work on my computer.

So my question. How can I get my Mom's computer to show up on My Computer when I click "Network"?

A:Computer not visible on network

Quote: Originally Posted by JC99

Hello all,

I have a problem here that I haven't been able to solve. Here is my network setup...

|--- Brother's Computer(XP)
Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7)
|--- Mom's Computer(7)
From my computer I can see the server and my brothers computer.

From my mom's computer I can't see anything on the network.

My mom's computer isn't visible to any of the computers on the network.

The problem is getting my mom's computer visible on the network because she has the printer attached to her computer and I need to configure the printer to work on my computer.

So my question. How can I get my Mom's computer to show up on My Computer when I click "Network"?

Are you running homegroup?

Can you type ipconfig /all in search and upload the output?


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My computer is not showing one of my network connections. I am picking up 3 other signals, but not the one I need. All other computers are finding it fine. Please help.

A:Network connection not visible

My computer is not showing one of my network connections.Click to expand...

I don't understand. You have a wireless or ethernet or other adapter that shows as OK and enabled in Device Manager but it does not appear in Network Connections?

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Reader's Digest version: Both of us are on the same network through an Asus RT-AC56R router. Both are running Windows 10, fully patched, checked w/ Belarc. My network is visible to her system and public files accessible. Hers, and the usb printer on her PC are NOT visible at all to my side of the network. It's as though her system isn't on the network.

Every setting in network sharing matches. I've checked several times to be certain both PCs have the exact same Advanced Network Sharing settings.

I am also running Linux Mint 64-bit as a dual boot. Needless to say, networking using Linux is PERFECT. Any suggestions?

Thank you

A:W10 network works one way only (both PCs not visible)


This is a known W10 bug. It is to do with which PC is the Master Browser, the one that is can see the network and other one can't. Not sure when MS will provide a fix for this. A work around is to start up your PC's in a different order then you will find the situation is reversed.

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So, I have 2 computers, one is running windows 8.1, the other is running windows vista. No matter what I do I can't seem to get either one to see each other on the network. I want to access the public folders. I have network discovery on, file sharing on, public folder sharing on, printer sharing on, password protected sharing off and media sharing on on the vista computer, and the similar settings the same way on the 8 computer. I also have the network set to private on the vista computer, as far as I know there is no such option for 8. I think it may be a problem that both of these computers share the same name. They're both called Comp. Is this a reason I can't see the other on the network list? I read that i could do windows key+R to run the location, but it opens it on that computer itself. What can I do? Which services do I need to make sure are running for this to work? If I need to provide more information, just ask.

edit: remembered some more info: The vista computer can see the 8 computer in the network map, but it's not visible with explorer in the network folder.

A:Other computer not visible in network

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I have a computer that is not visible in the network neighborhood, yet you can ping it as well as map a drive to it. It is a laptop running windows 98SE on a LAN with an NT Domain. Anyone have any ideas what is wrong?
[Edited by 2hawks on 05-14-2001 at 07:58 PM]

A:Computer not visible on the network

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I have a "server" (actually just another workstation with a big disk) running Vista. I access files on it over the network from my notebook running W7. I have a directory on the server where I can see, open and edit all but one file - that one file seems invisible from the notebook. The permissions of the files in this directory seem identical. If I make a copy of the invisible file on the server, the copy is visible, but the original is not. If I rename the original file to something else, then rename the copy to the name of the original, then the file that's invisible is the one with the original name, not the original file. This suggests that its the name that's the problem, not some other property of the file. If I try to rename the copy that I can see to the original name using the notebook, I get a message: "This operation can only be performed when you are connected to the network". This is very odd, because I am connected to the network (evidence the fact that when I create a copy on the sever, it's visible from the notebook). If I make sure that I'm not trying to rename the file to a name that already exists on the server (even though I can't see it from the notebook) it makes no difference - I still get the error message.

This is driving me nuts - what's going on?

By the way, the troublesome file is named OrganGEMA.h.svn-base - I have files elsewhere on the server that are called the exact same thing and they don't cause this problem - it's j... Read more

A:One file not visible over network

You can usually get that file to share by taking ownership of the file, using the take ownership shortcut is the easiest way to do this.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Question for you all-

We set up 4 new Dell machines on our network, all using XP Pro, 3 4600 and an 8100 (my bosses). After we set them all up, named them, gave them comments, I was intrigued to see that my bosses was not visible on our network.

You could search for it and it would show up then, but not when you browse for it on the network. He claims he doesn't know what he did, but is there a trick for this?

The reason I ask is more curiosity then anything else. Any suggestions?

A:WinXP Pro not visible on network

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I am on network with administrative rights and one computer on network is not visible in ipscanner, cannot connect with remote desktop connection. Cant even connect by typing in run command (eg. \\\c$) The computer is ON and users have logged on it many times. This same problem happens on many other computers too, and its not permanent. After few days or so, the problem is gone, and sometimes persists after a weekend, when pc is shutdown on Friday. Operating system is windows xp sp2 and there is no third party firewall on remote computers. As I mentioned, it occurs sometime. Any idea what could be the problem ?

A:Computer is ON, but not visible in network.

SP3 was released years ago and Microsoft stopped supporting previous versions last summer. I don't know where to start trying to trouble shoot an XP SP2 system. I guess at a minimum bring it up to date, but after all this time I would install fresh and bring it up to date instead of spending so much time battling fires.

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Hello, My MediaSmart is not visible on the network.It starts and makes noise and I assume it is loading OS and it starts properly. Then on router page it is not visible as well as in the Explorer. I have tried different to start it as directed by the manual without a result. Could you please suggest another way to handle it? Thank you. Regards, Volodymyr Popovych

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I have a network with 6 XP Pro SP3 systems ans 2- Win7 64 Ultimate systems. I have them set up on a Work Group with all of the same names and print and file sharing enabled.

When I look at the network from the network icon I see the groups name and all of the systems are listed. I can share files between all of the XP systems from anywhere including the Win7 machines. The problem is that When I try to access the Win7 machines from the XP systems I receive the error you are not authorized to access this system. I have the systems set up as a work network and have turned off the passwords for sharing.

I have completely turned off the firewall and it still won't let me access the Win7 machines. I am listed as the administrator on all of the machines and they all are set to allow anyone to change things.

Anyone have any ideas? I am pretty sure that this just happened after one of the latest MS updates but I can't seem to find where the problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Network Visible But Can't Share Xp to Win7

Hello gingem,

Try these recommendations:

Create Identical UserNames and Passwords for both computers.

On both computers make sure that DHCP is enabled. http://iyogibusiness.spaces.live.com...1ACB!174.entry

Netbios need to be enabled on both computers.

Try accessing the Shared Folder/Drive by using the IPAddress of the computer that you're trying to access.
Click on Start and type \\IPAddress\SharedFolderName then press enter. An alternative to the Shared Folder Name could be C or C$ which is the Local C Drive of the computer if you have the entire drive shared.

Please post an update.

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I have been experiencing this problem for a while already. Previously, I didn't have problems connecting to my office's wireless router as my laptop automatically connects to it when I turn the connection on. Then, for a few weeks, my computer could no longer connect to the said network. It really puzzles me on how this was the case when the laptops and other devices of my other colleagues can connect to the same network, so has my smartphone. When I was doing field work, I usually bring along my laptop and I found out that it had only a specific problem on my office's router since I can connect to other wireless networks. I searched over the net for any possible solutions; I rebooted the router countless times but to no avail. I made sure that I didn't get the encyrption key wrong all the time. I even tried to connect my computer directly to the router using a cable and tried to access the router interface via the web browser; but it couldn't connect. I then tried pinging it on cmd, and it only prompted a "time-out." I'm at a loss here. I would really appreciate assistance with this matter.

here is my unit's system info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2008 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
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A:cant connect to visible wireless network

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I just set up my home network (from scratch) so I could have all my devices in communication with each other. I have 2 PCs running Win 7 x64, an XBOX 360, and one PC with Win XP/SP3. I reset the router and recreated the network, and the win 7 machines can see each other perfectly, but I still cant get the XP machine to see the win 7 computers/have the win7 computers see the XP one. Also I can't get anything into connection with the XBOX.

Any suggestions?

Sorry if this question was posted previously...I don't use forums regularly.

A:Windows XP Machine not visible on Network

I had a similar problem setting up my home network with a mix of OS and from memory in Win 7 you use Homegroups to see other Win 7 machines but that will not show any that are using XP - I think all I did was get the Win 7 ones to see each other then just mapped a network drive from them to the XP one then they all should appear. Apologies if this is not exactly how its done as its been a while since I did it but it may give you a start. I can't comment on the XBOX, as I don't have one, sorry.

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I am using Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit SP1 and McAfee Security Center. McAfee's firewall is turned on, and Windows Firewall is turned off, as Windows claims that it is not a good idea to run multiple firewalls at the same time. I am living in a college dorm. While in my dorm, I access the internet through the Ethernet jack in the wall. I have told Vista that the network is a public network. I have internet access, and when I view the Network, I do not see my computer. However, when I run Windows Media Player 11, my computer becomes visible as a "Media Device" with my computers name, even though I have Meida Sharing in WMP turned off. Is this a security risk? Is there some way to stop this from happening without denying WMP access to the internet so it can automaitcally get track information?

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Hi all!
Yesterday, my brother and I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 and everything went fine. Now I have one problem which I can't solve. On Windows 7 in File explorer, under Network, I had list of devices connected to internet (my network) and I could normally access them and share files. After upgrade, desktop PC can view all the devices and connect to them just fine but my laptop can't. I can't see any devices under Network, not even my laptop.

Network discovery is turned on on both, PC and laptop. All services are running normally and set on Automatic. Troubleshooting cannot identify any problems whatsoever.

It's important to me to see the devices because I often share some files between them.

Thanks everyone!

A:Connected PCs not visible under Network on Windows 10

Windows 10 removed this and can only share files in the specific sharing folders.
I suggest setting up Dropbox on both computers.

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I have a small Peer to Peer Network. Until recently, the computers all appeared in My Network, under the workgroup name I assigned.

Now, unfortunately, Computer1 does not appear in the My Network Places. The other computers appear, and are visible to Computer1.

Computer1 is still in the same workgroup. That has not changed.

The other computers can still access parts of Computer1 through old mappings, but NOT through My Network Places (or other folders. The other computers can still access Computer1 if I do Start, run, \\Computer1.

OF COURSE Computer1 is THE computer that the others need for files.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


A:Computer not visible in My Network Places

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Hey All,
Didn't know where to put this topic so excuse my stupidity when I am in the wrong section.
Some time ago I had a neighbour hitching a ride on my wifi network. He took advantage of my senseless installing an extra sitecom homeplug without configuring the wifi settings properly. He admitted to using my network but he denied doing this wilfully. He stated that he just used the (wps) button on his router and that the router itself choose the nearest and strongest signal.
Well, whatever you think of such a story is not really significant. I of course upgraded the security of the sitecom homeplug to the same security levels as my initial router. Which is a strong pass, making the SSID invisible and only allowing certain mac-adresses on the network.
Now lately while inspecting the security from a laptop, which I had ordered to forget my network, I found that by making a connection, windows could not see my SSID's and that I had to punch in blindley the name and the pass.
So far so good.
Anyway, I downloaded vistumbler and got it working. I performed the same test and ....... There it was, My network, the initial router and the homeplug behind it. So it seems that if you install the right programs your SSID invisibility is non existent. 
Now is my question:
How can I make my wifi SSID really invisible. I guess it can be done for I saw with the same programm two other wifi signals without a SSID.
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A:visible invisible wifi network

How can I make my wifi SSID really invisible.
The short answer, as you've already found out, is that you can't.  Not broadcasting your SSID only prevents the casual person from seeing your SSID, someone who wants to see it will be able.  This is part of reason I do not recommend turning off SSID broadcasting, the other is some devices have difficulty connecting to a wireless network that is not broadcasting the SSID.  Not broadcasting the SSID only provides a false sense of security.  The real security is using WPA or WPA2 with a strong password.

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I am having a weird issue.

I have a network with 3 PC's and 2 PS3's.

1. My PC-Win 7

2. Roommate's-Vista Home Premium

3. His girlfriend's- Vista Home Premium

I have enabled sharing on all the external HDD's that are connected to my Win 7 machine. All sharing and security has been set accordingly, and works perfect......

except for some reason, my USER folder "Jay", is completely visible to both Vista machines.
When I access the Network folder on my Win 7 machine, only the Public folders are visible on the two Vista machines.

The strange thing is that when I look at the properties of "Jay" folder, it shows it as being shared, yet in the Advanced sharing window, "Jay" is NOT shared. "users" folder is shared, so I am assuming this is why "Jay" is shared as it is a sub-folder of "users".

And when I look at the permission settings for "Jay", only myself and SYSTEM had permissions.

Now, I managed to workaround this by adding another permission rule to the "Jay" folder. I added NETWORK and set it to DENY straight across the board.

So now, my roommates can still see my USERS folder, but cannot access it.
This, however, is NOT ideal, as this also blocks them from seeing/accessing my PUBLIC folder. I only set the NETWORK deny permissions on "Jay" folder, yet ALL network sub-folders of USERS are blocked.

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A:Personal folders visible on network

Sounds to me like you set up a Homegroup with mixed Op systems which it really was not made for. For some reason doing this seems to allow the User folders on the Win 7 machines to be shared out, you havn't mentioned if you set up a Homegroup or Workgroup so I can only guess at this?

If you want more control over whats being shared then don't use Homegroups for a mixed OP system network, you should leave the Homegroup on your Windows 7 machines and then set up a Workgroup instead.

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Not really a big problem since all is working as it should but should I be able/not be able to see my DGS-2208 on my network map?

Currently it just shows my pc- d-link systems- internet

My router is dlink dir-655. Is just combing the switch and router into 1 icon?


A:Added a switch: Not visible in network map

Try rebooting your machines a couple times, that usually will get the switch to show up. I have the same router and had to reboot twice to get my switch to show up.

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Hello, all.
Any help much appreciated: just switched to Win 10. My HP wifi-connected printer shows up as a device on my network, but the printer connect wizard can't find it. Have reconnected printer a few times, restarted, etc. Still can't connect. Need to fix this one soon!

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Hi All,
Problem is the Vista Machine connecting to the shared HPG85xi AIO on the network.
I am working on installing a Vista Home Premium Gateway PC on an existing network that consists of a 98 machine, two XP home PC's and an XP home laptop.
With the exception of the laptop, all PC's are connected via ethernet cabling to a Linksys WRT54G sharing cable internet access.
One of the XP home machines and the 98 are connected to a Dlink switch which is wired to the Linksys router. This XP home machine has the HP connected locally and shared.
All PC's have printer and file sharing enabled. All PC's are in the same workgroup, all PC's can see and share files bidirectionally. Including the Vista machine. All PC's with the exception of the Vista machine can connect and print to the HP.
When you try to connect the Vista to the HP, and it doesn't matter how (using Network and connect, using Printers to add a printer, using add a Printer to set up a new network printer and entering the path...whatever), the error message is "Access is Denied" before you can even install the drivers.
I used my IBM laptop running XP Pro to serve the HP via the USB connection (same as how the XP Home PC is doing it), the Vista can connect and print no problem; so it would seem there is an issue with the access rights in the XP Home PC sharing the HP.
I also tested the Vista PC on another network that runs XP Pro and it connected and printed with NO issues.
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A:Solved: Vista Home Network Printer Issues, XP Home Network

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I have a mixture of domain and workgroup computers on the network and wan to have them all visible in Microsfot Windows Network (My Network Place).

Group1 - Machine1 & Machine2 are on workgroupA with its own subnet and can see each other fine.

Group2 - Machine3 & Machine4 are on the domain and can see each other fine.

Group3 - Machine5 & Machine6 are also on the domain however on a different subnet and it too can see each other fine.

If I am on Machine1, it only sees Machine2. When I am on Machine3, it can not see Machine1, 2, 5, or 6, however it can see Machine4.

The same goes for Machine5, can't see any other machine except Machine6 even though its on the domain.

I have a WINS server in place in Group2 and it WINS see all the machines as Active Registrations. But when I go into My Network Places on the WINS server, it only sees machines in Group2 which are Machine3 & Machine4.

DNS entries are setup correctly with correct hostname and IP so I'm lost as to what is happening here.

Sorry of this sounds confusing.

A:Computer not visible in Microsoft Windows Network

My understanding is that

a given system(A) may be attached to a domain OR
unattached and accessed in a workgroup; mutually exclusive.
That says your request is not possible

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I installed an USB external hard drive (FAT32) on an XP machine to act as a backup device for a special data base. I have this machine work grouped with a 98se. All network functions are working correctly except using the new external HD from the 98 machine. While attempting to access the USB HD from the 98 machine i get a message saying insufficient memory, and i can not open the drive. (i have the drive sharing set)

Any thoughts?

A:USB Hard drive visible but not accessabe over network

Try inserting more Random Access Memory that is compatible with your mobo

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HDD 1 tb Seagate hardisk not working,is not visible in the laptop, can b seen in device manager for 1min then gets disconnected automatically and the light on the hard disk starts blinking

A:HDD hardisk not working,not visible in the laptop,visible in device manager for 1min then disconnect

If the system worked before with this drive, I would say the drive is bad.

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NAS device shows as a media device in windows explorer and not as an accessible storage device.  Windows 7.
This appears to be a common problem judging from other posts, using both windows 7 and windows 10.
The device can be accessed using a browser and either the correct IP address or its associated name.
Have not found a viable solution to add the NAS to the network map to allow access from computers on the network.  Network is configured as a homegroup.
Have not found a means to change the device type discovered by the network.

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I am running Windows server 2012 R2, my workstations are win7Pro. I have two new workstation that can work well running programs on the network but they do not seem to be able to see/map the other networked computers. I can connect to the other workstations
manually by creating a desktop shortcut \\workstationname but this is not a permanent fix and it still does not showup automatically under networks. pls help thanks

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I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.
In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?
I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.

A:XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
Network connections - right-click on the connection
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked

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I have 5 Win7 computers connected to the same homegroup/workgroup via a Cisco Linksys E1200. All four computers are HPs of various makes, 3 laptops (one of them is a $600 brick) and 2 desktops. Any computer that is awake and online, shows up (with its name) in Network on the other machines. However, double-clicking to view files on these computers returns the following message:

Windows cannot access \\COMPNAME

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To
try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.
Details: Error code: 0x80070035 - The network path was not found.

Diagnose, as expected, did nothing. However, here's the fun bit - when I try to access files on other computers by browsing their IP address, everything works perfectly. For now, anyway. I'm expecting a sudden degradation any day now.

Is there something I can change either on my systems or on the router itself that will enable me to view files on the other computers by name?

A:Files on network computers visible ONLY if accessed via IP address

Hi pikalax,

From the computer that you're trying to access using it's computer name rather than it's IP Address, try the following:

Turn off Password Protected Sharing.
Disable Password Protected Sharing — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

Click on the Start Orb and type secpol.msc press enter then navigate to: > Local Policies > Security Options, locate 'Network Access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts, then choose Guest only and not Classic.

Now, try it again if you can accessing again by typing in the Computer Name from another Computer of course.

Alternatively, it's also easier to map a network drive and create a shortcut on the computer's Desktop. You may do this by using either the Computer Name or IP Address.

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Hi all,

I've got a mind bender to start the holiday season .


I have a wireless network printer (Brother MFC-7840W) for which the XP SP3 machine on my network can't resolve the IP address, despite being able to see it under My Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgroup. Which is to say, I can see the printer's hostname in the Workgroup window in XP, but when I ping the hostname from the command line, I get:

Ping request could not find host BRW78E40037EE3B. Please check the name and try again.

BRW78E40037EE3B is the hostname of the printer from the Workgroup window. If I just ping the printer's IP address, I get a response.

I can ping the hostname or explore the shared folders of all other hosts in the workgroup, including another laptop running Vista SP2 and a network attached backup drive. Likewise, the laptop can open the shared folders of the XP SP3 and backup drive just fine but, unline the XP machine, it CAN ping the printer by hostname.

Is there any way to get my XP machine to resolve the wireless printer's IP address? This is causing trouble with the printer's controller software and driver, and I would like to avoid using static IP addresses.


My home network looks like this: Cable Modem > Belkin F5D8235-4 N+ Router > Netgear WGT624v2 Router

I'm using the Netgear as a wireless b/g access point, on which I've disabled the firewall and DHCP and have s... Read more

A:Network printer hostname visible in workgroup, but can't ping

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 and I can no longer see the files inside the folders on my networked drive. Before I upgraded I could see them, after the upgrade - not so much. The folders are fine, I can see them, just no files visible. There's no network issues as the files are visible from my Win7 machines and my wife's Win8 machine. All the standard default sharing and viewing settings are correct. Even if I put the direct path in File Explorer is tells me there's nothing there. I'm absolutely baffled. I have never seen this particular type of sharing issue before. I'm a pretty savvy Network Admin so the basic troubleshooting (and standard sharing settings) has been covered. But at this point I'm pretty much open to suggestions. Thanks

A:Windows 8.1: files in folders on network drive not visible

One bit of key info, I do not (and have never) use Homegroups - just Workgroups. And the drive is attached to my wireless router (ASUS). So setting a homegroup wouldn't solve the issue.

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Hi I have a Dell XPS 420 with a 64 bit windows 7 pro installed. My computer has a Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. I can see the adapter in network adapters (It has a red cross underneath it). But I dont see this adapter in the Network and Sharing center. Can someone help me with this problem.

A:Wireless adapter not visible in Network &Sharing center

The red cross in the icon indicates that the adapter isn't connected to a wireless network. Until it does, it isn't going to appear in the "Network & Sharing Center".

If you hover your mouse over the network icon in the Notification Area beside the clock, it should indicate that Networks are Available. Click it to reveal the available networks and then "Connect" to yours.

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Hello W7 Forum'ers

My Eth Network Adapter works fine and shows no errors and is visble in device manager running with the latest driver.
However I cannot see the network adapter in the Network and Sharing centre.

Normally I use wireless and that always works fine and i can see that in the Network and sharing centre. There are occassions that I need to configure a static IP on the NA but its not visible at all in the Network and Sharing centre

Tried enabling and disabling in device manager ..all ok no errors no conflicts,

Network Adapter is
MArvel Yukon PCI- E GigE

Sony Viao VPCEA1S1E
4Gig RAM
Intel i3Core
W7 Home Premium Edition x64 with SP1

Any pointers to help me resolve this irritating issue will be most welcome


A:Net Adapter works but not visible in Network and Sharing centre W7

Go to device manager
Go to Network adapter
Select Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller - double click on it.
Go to Power management Tab.
Remove Allow The computer to turn off this device to save power.

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I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.
In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?
I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.

A:XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
Network connections - right-click on the connection
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked

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I'm using my Windows 8 ASUS EEE PC to try and connect to a wireless network. It's not available in the list.

I use my phone (Windows Mobile 6.5) and see on other people's laptops (XP, Vista, 7) that it's available and those devices can see the network and connect without problem.

I've tried to manually add the network with no success.

I've tried to check the routers settings to see what level it's broadcasting on but that should just be average b/g but I can't check for sure, because I don't have the password for the router.

I don't believe there are any special settings as the router is set up to cater for standard users.
Why can my machine not see it?

Ive had no such problem in the past with any other wireless network.

A:Wireless network not visible to Windows 8 PCs but phone and laptop can

Windows 8 does not see the wireless network. Switch to Ubuntu and it sees it no problem. Also, using Windows 7, I can see the network.

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The title basically says it all ... I have a Windows 10 pc in a private network with 4 external hdds attached. On these drives, I have shared a number of folders. In the Explorer, these folders are shown as type Share in the Network section. In the Homegroup section of the Explorer however, only some of my shared folders are visible. And I cannot access the other folders from other computers in my network. To make it even more frustrating, on the same external hdd some folders may be accessed in the Homegroup, and others not, even though I have gone through the exactly same motions with all these folders when sharing them. I would appreciate any and all suggestions and help to solve this problem!

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Hello there, my Lenovo y50-70 laptop has an EXTREMELY dim/dark screen and changing brightness settings doesn?t change anything, a mate told me it could be something to do with backlighting. I?ve restarted and tried many solutions but none seem to work. Here?s what it looks like ( if you can see anything) if you look closely in the to on right habd corner of the screen some folders/files are barely visible, this is the problem I?m having  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Toshiba L755 laptop running Windows 8
Late last night (about 24 hrs ago) I tried to update uTorrent.
laptop froze for a few seconds then seemed to be normal EXCEPT nothing would load in Chrome
ran Malwarebytes: nothing
got the BSOD a couple times upon restart with two different messages:
I also DL TDSS Killer onto a flash drive (through my husbands laptop--which i am on now) to get that to my computer AND 
Whocrashed AND RegCurePro
AND DriverTuner that was blocked from completing whatever it was trying to fix.
I am usually good at DIY fixes but this has me stumped and freaked out.  
I'm sure there is stuff I am not thinking of, but i need HELP!!! this is ugly.
I got it to boot in safe mode w/network. it can "see" the router, but not connect.  
As far as I know, my husband's laptop is clean, but this thing is running slow and i'm worried about it too.  Malwarebytes scans are clean.  It is an Acer running Windows 7.

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