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    Ever since the latest Windows 10 upgrade I seem to continuously lose my network connection.  I have a small network between mine and my wife’s computer, but it seems to be continuously dropped.  That means I have to go to File Explorer, then to Network and all I get there is ‘Unknown Device’.  But if I click on the right arrow, it shows my computer and then hooks up properly.  If I leave Network and then go back in, the same ‘Unknown Device’ is all I get.  Her computer uses the printers that are hooked to my desktop and it’s a pain having to do this all the time.  There must be an easier way for me to permanently establish the network connection.

    Any advise would be appreciated.


    Bob Paterson

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    • #2531755

      You connect to the other computer and then it can print?
      What happens if the other computer tries to print before you connect?
      Can you create a shortcut once you are connected and then double click it when there is an issue?

      cheers, Paul

      • #2531866

        Thanks for the reply.

        The printer is hooked up to my desktop.  The other computer (a laptop) is networked to my desktop and I share the printer with it but, when I look at ‘Network’ in File Explorer, it doesn’t show the network just ‘Unknown Device’.  If I click on the drop down menu, then I can see the desktop computer and, when I click that, it connects.

        The problem is I have to do that every time I start the laptop and want to print.  It is rather inconvenient and I am sure their must be a way for the network to be connected every time both machines are running.



    • #2531903

      Network Discovery may not be running on the laptop. See if the solutions in this article help.

      cheers, Paul

      • #2531932


        Thanks.  I will try working through these and see if any of them fix the problem.

        Thanks again.


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