#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    92
    Rep Power
    0

    Question Windows / PC not discoverable on network


    I have a LAN network and my main computer (Windows 10) is not discoverable by other computers or devices.

    Sharing settings can be all seen in this screenshot: Attention Required! | Cloudflare

    I also checked that in Services all of the following are enabled (running and Auto):
    - DNS Client
    - Function Discovery Resource Publication
    - SSDP Discovery
    - UPnP Device Host

    All other devices connected to the router can see each other without problems.
    (it's true that all others are Windows 7 and XP PCs)

    I don't understand what the problem is... where else should I look into?
    Any hint would be appreciated.
  2. #2
  3. Forgotten Moderator
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    15,976
    Rep Power
    9615
    - Have those settings been enabled for a while? It takes a while for discovery to work after doing that.
    - Can you browse to the other computers manually, via \\NAME and such?
    - Can the other computers see and browse to this one?
    - Do you have any sort of service running that involves lots of network traffic, not just in quantity but frequency? Personally I've had problems with intranet torrenting (BTSync) causing computers to stop being discovered.
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    92
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for the reply.

    It has always been like this, since the installation of Windows 10.
    Before I had Windows 7 and it was OK.

    Other computers can see each other and are browsable, but not his one; it is not visible by any other PC.

    I don't have any special service running, no heavy traffic, it's a basic PC....
  6. #4
  7. Forgotten Moderator
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    15,976
    Rep Power
    9615
    How about the Computer Browser, Server, and Workstation services?

    When you say it's not visible, do you mean that they also cannot access it through \\COMPUTERNAME? Not browsing but by opening up File Explorer (or Run) and going to the computer directly.
  8. #5
  9. No Profile Picture
    Grumpier old Moderator
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    14,526
    Rep Power
    4541
    A couple guesses:

    Maybe you have a NTLM version mismatch. There is a lot of stuff found by google about w10 shares not being visible to older computers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NT_LAN_Manager

    Also verify your microsoft username is valid on the w10 machine.
    ======
    Doug G
    ======
    I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    92
    Rep Power
    0
    I noticed that the "Turn on network discovery" checkbox from the Remote tab in Network and Sharing Center -> Change advanced sharing settings, was not selected.

    So I selected it and also I added ALL possible users.
    Now the state can be seen in this screenshot:
    Attention Required! | Cloudflare

    However, the PC is still not discoverable on the network...!

    Any other ideas about where to look into...?
    Thanks.

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo