Master Browser question

  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Version 1703

    Master Browser question

    I have 3 computers all connected to ports on my gateway via ethernet cables.
    All three are running Windows 10 Version 1809 with yesterday's updates..

    Desktop#1 is the Master browser (verified using the nbtstat -n command).

    Desktop#1 lists all three computer names under Network on File Explorer.

    Desktop#2 and Desktop#3 do not list any computer names under Network on File Explorer no matter how long I wait.

    From other posts, I thought that the Master Browser computer maintained a list of computer names and somehow transmitted the list to the other computers. It does not seem to be happening for me.

    This is not critical since I can add network locations via This PC.

    But any insight you could provide concerning the operation of the Master browser would be appreciated.
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    MB isnt fixed its normally the first pc on the network but if that shuts down then an election is held and another takes over. As a new pc comes on the network it can take 10+mins for it to be found. All pc should have netbios running this tool can scan the network and often wakes it up and shows currect MB NetBScanner - NetBIOS scanner all PC should be in same workgroup and subnet
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)

    Master Browser is an odd critter. It actually rotates between machines on a Home Network. Disable the Master Browser
    How to Determine the Master Browser in a Windows Workgroup | Scottie's Tech.Info
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
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