Very Confusing Network Problem with three laptops  

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    Windows 10

    Very Confusing Network Problem with three laptops

    Hello Everyone. I have an interesting Issue. I have three laptops on a home Network. They are all attached wirelessly to my Router which is a NetGear Genie C3700-100NAS.

    Computer A HP 17z-ca100

    Computer B HP 15-bw0xx

    Computer C HP 15-bw0xx

    All are on Windows 10

    Ok, so here is the weird issue.

    Computer B can see and share files with shared folders on Computer A and C

    Computer C can see and share files with shared folders on Computer A and B

    Computer A is the problem and it is intermittent. Computer A, when Windows is reinstalled (which I have done a few times) also sees the other 2 computers and can share files. No user name or password required. But then suddenly, without changing any settings at all, it will do one or more of the following things.

    1. Suddenly it simply will not see either of the other 2 computers in the network as a computer (ping works though). But it WILL see them as media devices. Of course I can not share folders and files this way.


    2. It sees both computers but suddenly requires a user name and password, which does not work


    3 It suddenly only sees one of the other two computers and works fine with that one but the other is just seen as a media server


    4 same as number 3 above but now needs a password and user name for the one it sees on the network

    I have checked and all the settings seem to be the same in network settings (file and printer sharing etc.) on all computers for both private and public networks

    There seems to be nothing that suddenly triggers computer A from working just fine, I am on it and sharing and everything is great. I change nothing, then I get back on it and it stops working. Once it stops working and shows any of the numbers 1 though 4 above, it may switch between those 4 issues, but it never goes back to working fully

    Last edited by zebtax; 24 Mar 2021 at 18:54.
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    windows 10

    Welcome to the forum. Its common with updates to chamge security setting which can cause it also using a vpn which you have can give the problem.

    You are also running cracked software which we dont support on the forum
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