Weird networking


  1. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 & 10
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    Weird networking


    Since W10, I have been truly perplexed. 2 laptops and a desktop, all running Windows 10 Home, all acting differently. For example, the laptops show the wireless network as "JShaw Internet access" the desktop shows "Network 2 Internet access." I don't recall ever setting up a "Network 2" connection.

    On the laptops, Windows Explorer will list and allow access to my NAS hard drives and files. The desktop, not happening. Tabs in WE on the laptops show "File," "Computer" and "View." On the desktop I get "File," "Network" and "View."

    The "File" and "View" functions are the same on all.

    If I click "Properties" in the "Computer" tab on the laptop, it shows Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>System. I can map a network drive and add a network location.

    If I click "Properties" in the "Network" tab on the desktop, I get Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center. I can not map a network drive or add a network location.

    What is going on and how can I get the desktop to see the same network as the laptops?
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  2. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 & 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Well, old dopey me. I spent a couple of hours looking around and found that highlighting "This PC" in the left column of File Explorer took me to the page I needed. I have since been able to add network locations on the NAS. It's great to learn new things. So, I guess, Windows 10 is great. Becaouse I am learning something new about every ten minutes.
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