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2016-08-31, 15:42 #1
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Win 10 Network Connectivity
I have 2 Dell 9100 desktop PC's running Windows 7 Pro, and a Dell 8300 running XP Media Center, all Cat5 connected to a Netgear WNDR3700 Router. I also have an Asus Laptop (Intel Core i5-2450M) running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, WIFI (and occasionally Cat5) connected to the router. All were networked together so they could share files and printers/scanners in a "Workgroup" not "Homegroup".
Recently, I loaded Windows 10 to the Asus, and it does connect properly to the outside world. However, it can no longer see any of the network PC's/devices other than the router. The Workgroup setting still lists the proper name.
How do I get Win10 to communicate with the other network devices?
I tried setting up a Homegroup using the password on one of the Dell 9100 but got a message indicating I had to load IPv6.
2016-08-31, 16:11 #2
More info would help troubleshoting.
- Why would you need to load IPv6? It's a default protocol. Has it been disabled?
- What AV/anti-malware product(s) do you use?
- Can you ping successfully between devices using both name and IP?
- Do you log on with password-protected accounts?
- Do you logon using a privileged account or as a standard user?
- Any other changes to the network other than install W10 on your Asus?
- Have you tried a manual connection by typing an IP or computer name into File Explorer's address bar on the Asus, e.g. \\Dell9100 (or whatever the computer name is)?
- Is network discovery turned on in the Network and Sharing Center?
- Have you checked that file and print sharing is turned on for the Asus?
- Is the Asus' network profile showing as Private or Public in the Network and Sharing Center?
Sorry, I know it's a lot of questions but the answers may narrow down what could be wrong.
Hope this helps...
2016-08-31, 16:16 #3
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IPv6 should be checked by default in the Network adapter/Properties on the computer, but not all routers and ISPs support it - you would need to log into your router to see if there's a check box for it.
To see if it's enabled in the network adapters, go Start - type ncpa.cpl and press enter.
Right click on the adapter you are using and select Properties where you'll see the box for (TCP/IPv6).
My ISP doesn't support IPv6 so I don't know what the IPv6 IP address should look like other than the Mac addresses that are displayed in ipconfig /all run from a command prompt, as in mine.
Although I may have the wrong end of the stick in what Win 10 is telling you