Windows 10: Network not seeing other computers reliably

Discus and support Network not seeing other computers reliably in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I updated some of my systems to build 1903 and each system has network issues. I also have a single Win 8.1 which is a backup system. Back on build... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AirPower4ever, Jun 13, 2019 at 8:13 AM.

  1. Network not seeing other computers reliably


    I updated some of my systems to build 1903 and each system has network issues. I also have a single Win 8.1 which is a backup system. Back on build 1709 all my computers could see each other at any time; even my NAS box and router storage. Now on build 1903 at times one computer (my main one) will see some other 1903 systems some times and at other times it will not see some of them. I'll boot up and work like oin a Word doc and then when I want to save it to another computer like the Win 8.1, it will not see it.

    I'll shut down and then start up the next day and then my system will see all computers. Other times it will start up and see all the systems, I shutdown (go do some other things), hours go by and then I boot up and it will not see them. Or it may see some of the other 1903's, but not all of the other 1903's

    Just seems strange and nothing common. I have the latest network drivers from Intel (version 24.0) and some of the systems are I219 and some are I218. I have screen shots of my network discovery settings when I had 1709 and the 1903's match those. So just not sure what is going on. I have not updated as of yet (the May update KB4497935), just have not gotten around to that one yet, but then again reading the fixes it does not seem that this issue I am describing is mentioned.

    Anyways, is there something I can do to test out some things? I can type the IP address and it will find the others. I can type \\nameofsystem and it will find them, but weird that it just does not display the computer icon all the time like it did back in 1709. Or maybe this is just the issue having 1903?

    :)
     
    AirPower4ever, Jun 13, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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  2. After recent update...why can't I see all my computers on my network anymore?

    Possible that the network discovery on your computer was turned off after installing the Windows update. Network discovery is a network setting that affects whether your computer can find other computers and devices on the network and whether other computers
    on the network can find your computer. To assist you further, we suggest that you check if the network discovery on your computer was turned on.

    If network discovery was turned off, you may turn on the network discovery by following the steps below:

    • Open the Control Panel.
    • Click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.
    • Expand Private network profile for the one you want to turn on network discovery.
    • Click on Save changes.
    • Select Turn on network discovery and click on Save changes.

    After following the steps, check if you will be able to see all computers on your network.

    Let us know the outcome and if you need further help.
     
    Stephanie Sal, Jun 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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  3. Cant see computers on network shares


    I have 3 computers on the network. All have shared folders . My problem is as follows.

    Lets call the computers c2, c3, c4. I am using network shares

    When on computer c4 , computers c2 and c3 are not listed at all under network. Sometimes I do see c3 listed but cannot access it.

    In computers c2 and c3 , all computers are listed and I can view all the shared folders in c2 , c3 including those on C4.

    I cant understand why c4 have such problems viewing other computers on the network. I have rebooted router ( E4200) and computers but still have same problem .

    All shared folders are properly shared. and no passwords are required for networks in adv sharing .

    Not sure how to proceed to fix problem . Please advise Tks
     
  4. Network not seeing other computers reliably

    Can't see workgroup computers on same network

    Hi Rmilyard,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    To guide you in right direction we want to know:


    • Do you get any error message while connecting?

    • Have you installed all the updates on your computer?

    I suggest you to run the network troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Update Network Adapter.

    Follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device Manager.

    • Expand Network Adapter.
    • Right click on the driver and select Update.


    I suggest you to refer the below link:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-10/getstarted-why-cant-i-get-connected



    Method 2: Run network troubleshooter.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Select Control panel.

    • In the search box, type Troubleshooter
      and then click Troubleshooting.

    • Under Network and Internet.

    • Click on Network adaptor and Click on Next button.


    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Deepak..Raghav, Jun 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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