Startup order of a Network


  1. Posts : 547
    Windows 10 Build 1809
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    Startup order of a Network


    I have my wireless network setup for over 6 years and it has worked just fine for all this time.

    Except for this awkward problem. the network consist of two machines, a desktop running W10 Home build 1909 and a laptop W10 Pro build 1909. If I turn on the desktop first and then the laptop neither machine sees the other. However, If I turn on the laptop first and then the desktop both machines communicate just fine. In the first case, desktop, first I have to do a cold restart start of the desktop to get them to work together. After 6 years I have finally gotten tired of this behaviour.

    I didn't just fall off the turnip truck but have exhausted my knowledge of networks and need some help in fixing the problem.

    Could it be that pro machines and home machined don't like to live together on a network?

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Windows does look for pcs on the network it asks the master browser for a list so if the master browser comes on line first it has a list of pcs that were there before hence it works if the other cÚmes on first it wont be abĺe to find mb a good length of time it would take over if there no others. By default the highest pc is mb ie pro over home
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  3. Posts : 547
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
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    Samuria said:
    Windows does look for pcs on the network it asks the master browser for a list so if the master browser comes on line first it has a list of pcs that were there before hence it works if the other cÚmes on first it wont be abĺe to find mb a good length of time it would take over if there no others. By default the highest pc is mb ie pro over home
    Thank you for your reply. I didn't understand all of it but it sure got me looking in the right places to find out about the Master Browser. As a result I was able to resolve the problem.

    Thanks again.
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    JJG10 said:
    Thank you for your reply. I didn't understand all of it but it sure got me looking in the right places to find out about the Master Browser. As a result I was able to resolve the problem.
    @JJG10 -

    Not to be confused with a Internet Browser!

    The Master Browser is one computer in a Windows "workgroup" network which maintains a list of the other computers on the network, which it supplies on demand.
    This avoids the need for all computers to broadcast "I'm here" messages in order to build a list.

    HTH
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    Another reason not to use workgroups!
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  6. Posts : 1,674
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    JJG10 said:
    Thank you for your reply. I didn't understand all of it but it sure got me looking in the right places to find out about the Master Browser. As a result I was able to resolve the problem.
    Thanks again.

    Good morning JJG10.

    Would you mind sharing your solution? Others searching this fault might benefit from learning how you corrected the issue. TIA
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  7. Posts : 547
    Windows 10 Build 1809
    Thread Starter
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    [QUOTE=W10 Tweaker;1916905]Good morning JJG10.

    Would you mind sharing your solution? Others searching this fault might benefit from learning how you corrected the issue. TIA[/QUOTE

    The Desktop was W10 Home and the other was pro. Switching the home to pro (something I had been wanting to do for ages) cleared the problem up. Not elegant but effective.
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  8. Posts : 168
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    margrave55 said:
    Another reason not to use workgroups!
    Care to explain?
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  9. Posts : 1,674
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1237
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    JJG10 said:
    The Desktop was W10 Home and the other was pro. Switching the home to pro (something I had been wanting to do for ages) cleared the problem up. Not elegant but effective.

    Thanks for the update.
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