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  • Home Network anomaly

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        AskWoody Lounger

        I have a small Home Network of four computers connected through use of a Actiontec GT784WN DSL modem.

        I have a W10 Desktop and a Windows XP Desktop connected via the modem’s Ethernet ports.
        I have a W10 Laptop and a Vista Laptop connected via the Wireless connection feature of the modem.

        The W10 Desktop is my primary use machine.

        Occasionally, I am unable to transfer files from the W10 Desktop to either of the boxes that are connected via Wireless. When this happens I also cannot transfer data from either of the Wireless to the W10 Desktop, getting a ‘Not Authorized’ type error.

        I am always able to transfer data between both of the Ethernet connected boxes.

        Restarting the W10 Desktop clears the situation and I am able to transfer data both ways between all four of the boxes.

        What gives?

      • #2286924 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        That is a W10 anomaly, not a wireless anomaly – unless your wireless network uses a different IP range.

        Stick to rebooting the W10 machine and hope a patch fixes the problem properly.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2287116 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        What part of W10 is corrupting itself? Is it know why it is corrupting itself?

      • #2287124 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        What part of W10 is corrupting itself?

        The $64 000 question. 🙂

        It will be network, possible the SMB1 functions, but fixing it is only a reboot away so I wouldn’t be doing anything unless it becomes a real pain, in which case I’d remove and reinstall the network adapter, then maybe re-install Windows, keeping programs and data.

        cheers, Paul

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