Windows 10: Explorer-Network does not keep all computer names on LAN

Discus and support Explorer-Network does not keep all computer names on LAN in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have to re-enter them via the Address bar. Does anyone know why or how to make them stay there ? They used to and its just changed for some reason.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Kirkm900, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Kirkm900 Win User

    Explorer-Network does not keep all computer names on LAN


    I have to re-enter them via the Address bar.

    Does anyone know why or how to make them stay there ? They used to and its just changed for some reason.

    TIA.

    :)
     
    Kirkm900, Mar 7, 2021
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  2. jimbo45 Win User

    Find Host names of all computers on LAN

    Hi folks

    when file explorer doesn't show all computers on a Lan is there any script that I can use to find the HOSTNAMES / COMPUTER NAMES when I can get their IP addresses

    I can get the IP address easily enough (nmap / arp or similar) but from IP address any way to get the host names.

    For example (I've shown in a GUI application since it's easier to display the problem than console output) :

    There's 3 computers I'm interested in -- a Windows QEMU VM and the other 2 with Not available in the Manufacturers name in the list shown.

    All on a LOCAL lan


    Explorer-Network does not keep all computer names on LAN [​IMG]


    The reason I want this is that with latest fast build rings file browsing via file explorer either only shows Windows machines or only the actual Windows host itself - no non Windows machines such as NAS servers are visible. Windows networking does this from time to time so it's better to have a reliable method not dependent on File explorer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Mar 7, 2021
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  3. taward Win User
    One computer cannot access other network computers.


    So I've tried every troubleshooting step I know:
    • Double checked that Net Bios was enabled
    • Ran a bunch of network commands:
      • flushed DNS
      • registered dns
      • pinged and located the named computers successfully
    • Reset my router to factory settings

    Nothing works when I try to access via explorer. I'm still baffled by the fact that every other computer can access each other AND access this computer. It's just the outgoing connection from this machine that doesn't work.

    Any thoughts?
     
    taward, Mar 7, 2021
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  4. Jingles Win User

    Explorer-Network does not keep all computer names on LAN

    My computer's name is not displayed in file explorer Network group.

    My computer's name (Office) does not appear in the local Network list.
    It does appear on other computer's (XPS-Club) Network list.
    Office is primary system in my profile.
    XPS-Club is second system in my profile.

    If I type \\Office in the Network Address bar, the name and associated shares is displayed in the local list.
    However, the information is only shown for the current file explorer session.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Upon reviewing my original post, I realized I really hadn't asked for help. I know there are many threads similar to mine, both on this forum and in many other forums on the internet, but I have yet to find a solution for my particular situation.

    So, I am asking the members of this forum for assistance in getting my Office computer to display itself in its own network group.
     
    Jingles, Mar 7, 2021
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