LAN not as expected

Peter H Williams

Senior Member
Hi,
Just decided to use a second PC and trying to network.
Desktop 1 see a Media Server on Desktop machine (an Acer PC) but does not show computer in File Explorer
Desktop 2 sees Desktop 1 (I call STONE) and can access files etc
I believe I have the 'discoverable boxes ticked
Both can see the Brightbox2 router
Both run Windows 10
Not sure what to look for to change / check etc
 

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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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Make sure they are both in the same workgroup

Make sure these are enabled on both devices under the network adapter properties
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Make sure the following two services are enabled and running
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Also verify your firewall profile is set to private
From a powershell prompt you can type Get-NetConnectionProfile and look at the NetworkCategory property it should say Private
 

Peter H Williams

Senior Member
Many thanks for such speedy response.

FDresPub was not running on Desktop2 - starting this seems to have solved the problem

Both are in WORKGROUP
I assume the graphics information is in Device Manager - if so can't see anything like above

Thanks again
 
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