Windows 10: Network notwork - computers listed as media devices. 1803 again! Solved

  1.    12 Jun 2018 #1

    Network notwork - computers listed as media devices. 1803 again!


    Notwork of 3 computers, Win 10, all patched to v1803, D is pro, hard wired to router, E is wife's desk and R is new portable - both 10-home on Wi-Fi.

    R is new, an Asus SonicMaster S510U that is recognized by the router. It has internet connectivity but I cannot transfer files to it except with sneakernet.

    I looked at the network structure on each computer using "Control Panel devices and printers" as well as File mgr - Network.

    D- devices: D and E listed as media devices, no computers, D does not see R.
    D- Network: D and E listed as media devices. Dbl click either brings up Media Player.

    E- devices: D and R listed as media devices.
    E- Network: D and E listed as computers and D again as a media device.

    R- devices: D and E show up as media devices.
    R- Network: R as a computer and D as a media device.

    The new laptop R is a ghost, sometimes seen but mostly not and doesn't participate.

    Using Team Viewer 12
    D and E connect, test file transfers OK.
    D and R connect, I can see partial R desktop (shows links but not folders), R sees D file structure, files will not transfer.

    Don't know if this matters - I ran the Network troubleshooter on all three computers - "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings", on any of them.

    I'm a geologist at wits end.
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  2. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Jun 2018 #2

    This should help you and other links on the bottom of this links thread.

    Connecting PCs & Users for Sharing XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10

    Do you run a proxy ???? if so, remove it.

    Check internet options>>Connections tab
    make sure there is no setup there.

    also check and make sure you are on Private network.

    also check that you are not on a Domain in system properties>>Advanced>>Computer Name>>change
    should be WORKGROUP
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  3.    13 Jun 2018 #3

    Get a MAC!


    I looked at the link and it seems to require me to invest a couple of hours to fix Microsoft's most recent mistake. Sneakernet is just fine until they get around to it, themselves. Thanks for the help.
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  4.    13 Jun 2018 #4

    Hey stonecherub,
    If you haven't already, check that all 3 PC's have the following windows services set as follows ...

    Function Discovery Provider Host | Running | Startup Automatic or Automatic Delayed
    Function Discovery Resource Publication | Running | Startup Automatic or Automatic Delayed
    SSDP Discovery | Running | Startup Manual
    UPnP Device Host | Not Running | Startup Manual

    Note: It can take a min for the PC's to show in File Explorer > Network
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  5.    13 Jun 2018 #5

    With that simple fix, it seems to work. I can see D from R, including the file structure. I can see R from D but it is empty. Doesn't matter. Thanks.
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  6. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Jun 2018 #6

    stonecherub said: View Post
    With that simple fix, it seems to work. I can see D from R, including the file structure. I can see R from D but it is empty. Doesn't matter. Thanks.
    The link I gave you at first had that listed and much more.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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