Windows 10 networking - Single laptop can't see shares


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    Windows 10 networking - Single laptop can't see shares


    I am having issues with a couple of machines seeing a file server, nothing complicated just a windows 10 box with a 1tb drive on it and a number of shared folders.

    The file server is sat in the workgroup 'workgroup' and the folders are shared with everyone.

    There are around 20 machines on the network all can see the file server other that 2 Windows 10 machines, 1 is a desktop, the other a laptop, both can see other shares on the network.

    One of the machines is my own laptop so to try and diagnose I got a spare switch, plugged the router, laptop and filer server into it. The laptop could not see the file server, plugged my nas into the switch and laptop picked it up straight away. Unplugged the Ethernet from the laptop and connected to the router wirelessly, the laptop can then see the file server.

    Decided it may be a problem with the networking components on the laptop so to be certain put a blank drive in and reinstalled the latest version of Windows 10, on ethernet it can't see the file server however on wireless it can.

    Tried a different laptop just to make sure it wasn't the switch or cables, all works fine.

    My head is mashed, thought another pair of eyes might help.

    Also just to add to this, when the machine is back on the full network it behaves in exactly the same way.

    If I go through network explorer, it only shows 4 machines on the network however if I put the network name of the machine in I can access any shares on them but they still don't show in network explorer though that's the same for all machines on the network.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Welcome too the forum. What is the server ie windows , linux? run this util on faulty pcs can it see it and note the master broser NetBScanner - NetBIOS scanner
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