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Windows 7 Workgroup Computers not showing up in computer but accessible over the network

    Question

  • Hello,

     

    I have set up a lab network to share files. There are 2 xp machines, 2 mac machines, and 1 windows 7 machines. All computers are connected together and have the ability to share files. The problem comes when the computer with windows 7 reboots, it looses the ability to see the other computers on the network on Computer. The devices are still accessible via putting in \\devicename in the bar. I have network discovery turned on, file and printer sharing turned on, access to the files turned on, no password is needed to access. The netbios over TCP/IP is enabeled. The ipconfig /all is...

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Amelia-PC
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connec
    tion
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B9-81-27-C1
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::400d:db2f:c445:4df%11(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.2(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:30:12 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:30:12 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890937
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-0F-50-A1-00-26-B9-81-27-C1

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{74412AEC-6F76-43BB-ACEC-ED734B29A226}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:1c2d:6715:7c19:5937(Pref
    erred)
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c2d:6715:7c19:5937%13(Preferred)
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

     

    I have been able to create desktop shortcuts to the network devices, but would like a more permanent solution to this problem.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:04 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi,

     

    This issue may be a temporary issue or it can occur by incompatible third party programs. If it is a temporary issue, it usually can be resolved by rebooting the system. In future, if the issue is not resolved or reoccurs, please temporarily turn off firewall and perform a Clean Boot to check the result.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:57 AM
    Friday, April 23, 2010 5:12 AM

All replies

  • Hmm, rebooted and everything seems to be working. I shake my head and think maybe enabiling TCP/IP made it worked, but who knows...

     

     

    Computers, they can be finiky sometimes.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:17 PM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    This issue may be a temporary issue or it can occur by incompatible third party programs. If it is a temporary issue, it usually can be resolved by rebooting the system. In future, if the issue is not resolved or reoccurs, please temporarily turn off firewall and perform a Clean Boot to check the result.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:57 AM
    Friday, April 23, 2010 5:12 AM