LAN games: 2 PCs can't see each other

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Networking' started by TsAmE, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. TsAmE

    TsAmE Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2012
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    Hi all. I have 2 computers on the same network (connected to the same router). Both are running Windows 7 Ultimate x86. Now the problem is when one PC hosts a game, the other PC can't see it (and vice a versa). I have tried this with several games (both PCs using each game with same version) and still both PCs can't see each other.

    On the other hand, under My Computer-Network, both PCs can see each other and access any shared files between the 2.

    I have spent several hours trying to fix this but nothing has seemed to help :apologetic: Help would be much appreciated.
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    So it would appear that you do not have a Windows Networking issue.
    My suggestion is to check the game forums specific to the games you are using and see if any members may have suggestions for you. Paying particular attention as to how to configure the native Windows firewall as well as any third party Security Suites that may be present on either or both PCs involved, ports and protocols that may be required to be opened with respect to the host (server) machine and the client.

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