Windows 10: Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop

Discus and support Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So without being too hyperbolic, I'm about to die! I've spent too many hours with 0 progress and am beginning to resent pcs in general. I have 3... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. klepp0906 Win User

    Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop


    So without being too hyperbolic, I'm about to die!

    I've spent too many hours with 0 progress and am beginning to resent pcs in general.

    I have 3 pcs (2 desktops and a laptop) all wired via gigabit.

    In short - my desktop (a) can see itself and my laptop under network, but not the other desktop (b).

    My laptop can see itself and my desktop (a) but not the other desktop (b)

    My other desktop (b) can't see itself, but can see my desktop (a) and my laptop.

    All I've come up with so far is the miserable reformatting of my desktop that presumably is the key to the issue (b).

    A few things happened after such that may point you networking geniuses in the right direction.

    A) it showed up on the network immediately after a fresh Windows install.

    B) it disappeared after I changed the name.

    C) I got it to show up spontaneously after a full shutdown (not restart) but may have been coincidence.

    What happened next was this - upon restarting either the laptop or desktop (a) it continued to see itself and the others continued to see it. After restarting desktop (b) itself - it once again no longer saw itself nor did the others see it.

    Further shutdowns/restarts were fruitless. Also rebooted both router and switch.

    I'm at a loss, yet ocd enough to not move forward with anything until I fix this.

    Learn me sum networking101!

    :)
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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    I am trying to share folders between a laptop and a desktop. I don't know how to get them on the same network. One is linked to the internet via WiFi and the other, an Ethernet chord. They used to be able to share folders between the two until we got a
    new desktop computer. Now I can't figure out how to get them on the same network - when I go into network on the DESKTOP, I see my laptop under OTHER DEVICES but it says NOT CONNECTED. Anyone have any ideas on how to get these computers on the same network?
     
    Renovation House Spencer, Aug 10, 2016
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    I did get one response that partially answered my question. It had to do with the stability of the WI-FI connection between my desktop and my laptop. However, it did not actually answer my question:

    When I click on NETWORK in File Explorer on the Desktop, I see both PCs--the laptop and the desktop

    When I click on NETWORK in File Explorer on the Laptop, I can see only the laptop.

    Both PCs should show up on both PCs and I don't understand thy they don't.

    The Desktop is connected to the network via Ethernet.

    The Laptop is connected to the network via WI-FI
     
    DennisCeleschi, Aug 10, 2016
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  4. klepp0906 Win User

    Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop

    Oh I forgot to add, they can see plex media server if it is running on the desktop (b) and if I type in the address they can reach the Desktop (b) and browse it just fine.

    Simply nothing shows in explorer *Sad
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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  5. Just give it a try..
    Reboot in safe mode with networking with one of the non working PCs and see if you are able to see it now on other computer.
     
    manish9009, Aug 10, 2016
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  6. klepp0906 Win User
    Okay will try safe mode and see what happens. Will report back!
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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  7. klepp0906 Win User
    In safe mode with networking nothing shows up on any of the pcs
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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  8. klepp0906 Win User

    Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop

    Okay I have some new info which is odd and I'm not sure if it's relevant or not.

    1) desktop A and desktop B can ping one another.

    2) desktop A and desktop B cannot ping the laptop

    3) laptop can ping desktop A and desktop B

    4) both desktops are on the newest version of win10 - the laptop is on a slightly older version of win10.

    5) to reiterate, nobody can see desktop B in file explorer but if navigated to via address it can be browsed.

    Hope this helps...
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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  9. klepp0906 Win User
    Also when I do a net view via cmd i get an error 6118 if that helps?
     
    klepp0906, Aug 10, 2016
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  10. Sheeee What a mess.......
    Change Network location to Private in place of public and see if that helps.
    1. try disabling the firewall and see if that helps.
    2. Try to create a homegroup on desktop and see if other computers can connect with it.
    3. In your router try to reserve IP addresses for all 3 of your computers and see if that Helps.
     
    manish9009, Aug 10, 2016
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  11. Samuria Win User
    Have they all got the same IP range and subnet is all on 192.168.1.? Are you using home group or normal network? Open a cmd prompt on one of type ipconfig /all then post results
     
    Samuria, Aug 10, 2016
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  12. klepp0906 Win User
    I'll learn my lesson eventually.

    After dumping all pcs and doing my main pc last, somehow it was the culprit. A product of a "remove telemetry" app that removed the browser service completely.

    Jesus I'm decidedly going much more conservative this time. I'm exhausted with reformatting

    Now the only issue is I changed a pc name when I reformatted and the old name as well as new name is showing up in network.

    I can't seem to win.
     
    klepp0906, Aug 11, 2016
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  13. Networking issue between 2 desktop & laptop

    OLD NAME IS STILL THERE

    klepp0906My Bro .. Do these advance steps.. *Cool
    RESTART YOUR ROUTER MODEM.*chuckle
     
    manish9009, Aug 11, 2016
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  14. klepp0906 Win User
    Well I give up/concede now.

    I just spent a buncha time with my nephew relieved in that it's sorted. Came back and restarted the computers to be sure.

    Again - no desktop (b) in the laptop or the main desktop.

    What on earth could be causing this? They're ALL freshly formatted with nothing done but being assigned name/workgroup, having sharing enabled, and having defender disabled.

    That's all, that's it.

    All on anniversary win10 x64 enterprise.

    Ugh
     
    klepp0906, Aug 11, 2016
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  15. klepp0906 Win User

    Hey bud, thanks for the suggestion (which I'm sure would have worked!)

    An ipconfig /flushdns
    Ipconfig /registerdns

    Worked and fixed it for me. Other problems with the second desktop prevail at random however. Close to just using homegroup >.>
     
    klepp0906, Aug 11, 2016
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