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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 win 1809 & win 1803 network problems

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      I have 2 computers running WIN 10 ver 1809 and one running WIN 10 ver 1803.  in windows explorer, under ‘network’ the 1803 computer can ‘see’ the 2 1809 computers and can access their shared drives.  However, on both the 1809 computers, neither one ‘sees’ the 1803 computer.  I CAN directly access the 1803 via the IP address.

      I have reset the networks on all 3 computers.  I have verified it’s not my firewall/antivirus (Vipre Advanced Security).  I have verified that all 3 computers see my network as a private network and that file/print sharing is turned on.  and my workgroup is the same on all three computers.

      any help or suggestions would be apprecaited



      John W Zerkel

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      I think this ‘feature’ of Windows 10 has been discussed on AskWoody before, don’t know the URL’S off-hand.

      I had this happen on an 1803 Win10 test system: it couldn’t see my Win7 Pro ‘server’ box on my home network, but I could access it by its IP address.

      I think the solution was that some services are not running on the Win10 box.

      For the short fix, see if the following services are running (probably on all 3 systems?).

      See that the following services are running, and set for Automatic or Automatic (delayed start):

      – Function Discovery Provider Host

      – Function Discovery Resource Publication

      – SSDP Discovery

      – UPnP Device Host

      Also these services:

      – DHCP client

      – DNS client.

      I found these solutions on various forms scattered around the ‘net back in August.

      No guarantee, but IIRC, it ‘fixed’ the 1803 test system, I could magically make my Win7 server disappear and re-appear on the 1803 system, but don’t remember now which service I was stopping and starting.

      Good luck, and maybe some others will chip in with more information.

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