Windows 10: why can i see every device on my network except computer

Discus and support why can i see every device on my network except computer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've turned on network discovery and file sharing. When I run the troubleshooter it says firewall or security might be blocking connection. I restored... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DetroitDavis, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. why can i see every device on my network except computer


    I've turned on network discovery and file sharing. When I run the troubleshooter it says firewall or security might be blocking connection. I restored firewall to default but still cant see computer.

    :)
     
    DetroitDavis, Oct 28, 2020
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  2. jl2509 Win User

    2 of 3 computers in home network only show multimedia devices

    Hi

    OK I understand now, This is not an issue with devices appearing as media devices, it is an issue where devices are simply not appearing in the network list.

    Where do you get the "access denied, contact your network manager"?

    I would suggest updating to 1809 - 17763.253
    Just to ensure that you are at the latest release and updates installed.

    As you will have found, there are many posts about this issue and unfortunately there are many proposed resolutions. Enabling SMB 1.0 and the Services listed below normally resolves the issue.


    • Function Discovery Provider Host - Automatic
    • Function Discovery Resource Publication - Automatic
    • DNS Client - Automatic
    • SSDP Discovery - Automatic
    • UPnP Device Host - Automatic
    Older and non compatible devices need SMB 1.0 to be visible on the network and this would need to be enabled on all devices as well not just the PC you are describing.

    To recap....

    Can you see all devices in network devices as you would expect on the other PCs/Laptops?
    Can you ping the devices by IP and by Name? Can you access the PCs via command line \\PCName\Share
    ------
    If you have ensured SMB 1.0 is enabled, SMB Direct, as per the image image below



    why can i see every device on my network except computer [​IMG]


    Then I can only suggest corrupt registry settings.
    try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt to check for any integrity violations.

    then try and force the settings again, try clearing the the SMB 1.0 and SMB Direct settings completely and restarting, then select them as per the image above followed by a restart.


    Please post back with updates
     
    jl2509, Oct 28, 2020
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  3. Network Communication problem with multiple computers

    Hi Jay,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Network discovery might be blocking you from seeing other computers and devices on the network. Check if the Network discovery is turned on. If the network discovery setting on your computer is set to off, you
    won't see other computers and devices on the network.

    Steps to Turn on network discovery.

    • Press Windows key, type sharing and click on
      Manage advanced sharing settings.
    • Under Private, Network discovery, check mark the option
      Turn on network discovery.
    • Try the same on all the computers connected to the network.

    Method 2: If the issue still persists, run
    HomeGroup troubleshooter and check.

    HomeGroup troubleshooter finds and fix problems with viewing computers or shared folders in a HomeGroup.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooting
      and select it.
    • Click on View all in the left pane and click on
      HomeGroup
      .
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 28, 2020
    #3
  4. why can i see every device on my network except computer

    WiFi network device

    Hello Bill,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We do understand your concern and we will be happy to help you regarding this.



    Please try the following methods and check if that resolves the issue:

    Method 1: Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter and Network Adapter Troubleshooter

    Step 1: Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter

    This troubleshooter is an automated Windows 10 inbuilt tool which finds and fixes the common issues with the Internet Connections on the computer. Perform these steps to run this tool and check if that helps.

    • Press “Windows Logo” from the keyboard.
    • Type “Troubleshooting” and press “Enter”.
    • In the “Troubleshooting” window, click on “View All” on the left pane.
    • Click on “Internet Connections”.
    • Click on “Advanced” and then click on “Run as Administrator”.
    • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.


    Step 2: Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

    This troubleshooter is an automated Windows10 inbuilt tool which finds and fixes the common issues with the Network Adapter Settings on the computer. It also checks if the network adapter drivers are up to date or not. It may
    also provide you some clue about the hardware failures happening to the Network Adapter. Perform these steps to run this tool and check if that helps.

    • Press “Windows Logo” from the keyboard.
    • Type “Troubleshooting” and press “Enter”.
    • In the “Troubleshooting” window, click on “View All” on the left pane.
    • Click on “Network Adapter”.
    • Click on “Advanced” and then click on “Run as Administrator”.
    • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.


    Once after running the troubleshooters, check troubleshooting reports and let’s know the details. You may also try out the suggestions given by the troubleshooter and check if that helps.



    You may also try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Network Card Drivers from the computer/network card manufacturer’s website and check the status of the issue.



    Method 2: Uninstall and Reinstall the Network Card Drivers.

    Step 1: Uninstall the Network Adapter Drivers

    • Right click on Start menu.
    • Click on “Device Manager” from that list.
    • Search for the Network Adapter from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then
      remove the corrupted drivers from the computer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and the restart the computer if prompted.
    After the restart, please go ahead with the next steps to install the latest drivers and check if that resolves the issue.



    Step 2: Go to the Computer or Network Card manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the Network Card model and then install it by following the instructions
    given in the website.



    You may also refer to the articles given below, try the suggestions given in them and check if that helps:

    Wired and wireless network problems

    Fix Wi-Fi connection issues in Windows

    (Applicable for windows 10 also.)

    Please wait while the system check for the updates. If updates are found, click on Install updates.



    Hope the information helps to fix the issue, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Oct 28, 2020
    #4
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