1.    07 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home

    Networking Problem on 5 device home network....any help appreciated!

    I am not a networking expert, but in the past have been able to figure out how to keep a network of several home PC's running several versions of Windows. Now, however, with Windows 10, I have having difficulties, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

    I have been running desktops with Windows XP, Windows 7, and a notebook with Vista, and just set up a desktop and notebook running Windows 10.

    The problem...despite checking multiple forums and Google links, I cannot get the Lenovo Yoga Win 10 notebook to recognize the all of the networked devices, or be recognized by the Windows 10 desktop on the network. Those other devices do, however, show up as homegroup connected devices.

    Here is a summary of which device sees what:

    Lenovo notebook (Win 10, Version 1511, OS build 10586.36): sees the Windows 7 desktop, and the Vista notebook, does not see the Windows 10 desktop, or XP desktop

    Windows 7 desktop: sees all four devices, i.e. the XP system, the Lenovo system, the Vista notebook, and the Win 10 desktop

    Vista notebook: sees all four devices, i.e. the Lenovo Win 10 notebook, the Windows 10 desktop, the XP system, and the Windows 7 desktop

    Windows 10 desktop (Windows 10 pre version 1511 upgrade): sees the XP system, the Windows 7 desktop, the Vista notebook, does not see the Lenovo Windows 10 notebook

    I really do not want to spend endless hours fiddling with obscure network settings, or hours on the phone with Microsoft tech support. From what I have read, the problem may relate to the 1511 upgrade, and therefore, I am tempted to just hold out for another patch at some future date which might fix this. Seems many others have had networking issues after the latest update.

    So, if anyone can provide either specific or even generic advice, I would be truly most appreciative...and my utmost apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    08 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,566
    EL Capitan

    On Microsoft.com there is info on how to turn off SMB2 and SMB3.

    Any third party software can cause issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    08 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    On Microsoft.com there is info on how to turn off SMB2 and SMB3.

    Any third party software can cause issue.
    Not being a techie, I always fear playing with the registry...since the homegroups are working, might be reasonable to just leave things be, and hope MS patches this at some future point.

    In the meantime, thanks for answering...I had never even heard of SMB, now I have read a lot about it...guess there is an infinite universe of settings in Windows...for better or worse.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Networking doesnt work when using Safe Mode with Networking
I know I am getting on everyone's nerves with all of these posts, but this is my only way to get things resolved. Safe Mode with Networking: Networking doesn't work. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
Network and Sharing
Bluescreens all the time - help would be greatly appreciated!
BSOD Dumps Here are minidumps of the past several bluescreens, and a full memory dump of the most recent one. I've been getting these for various reasons - I already fixed a few problems with programs chewing up hard disk and causing crashes due...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
host networking working in only safe mode with networking
My windows 2003 server stopped working in normal mode, but working in "safe mode with networking" and giving reply from all peers, and reaching all remote locations. in Normal mode not even ping to peer and giving error "destination host...
Network and Sharing
Network Adapter Ok in Device Manager not in network connections etc
So originally I upgraded my mini PCI card and was trying to get that working... It was recognized in the device manager but not the network connections.. I could not see the adapter to use or enable/disable etc despite having the drivers up to date....
Network and Sharing
Solved Screen stuck at 1024 x 768 Any help appreciated
Okay hoping this is a quick fix or at least a common issue. Myself and my two brothers have the same desktop and monitor. After the update mine had no issues at all (cant say the same for my brothers). Mainly my one brother is having a major issue...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:10.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums