Windows 10: Networking Problem on 5 device home network....any help appreciated!

  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1

    Networking Problem on 5 device home network....any help appreciated!

    I am not a networking expert, but in the past have been able to figure out how to keep a network of several home PC's running several versions of Windows. Now, however, with Windows 10, I have having difficulties, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

    I have been running desktops with Windows XP, Windows 7, and a notebook with Vista, and just set up a desktop and notebook running Windows 10.

    The problem...despite checking multiple forums and Google links, I cannot get the Lenovo Yoga Win 10 notebook to recognize the all of the networked devices, or be recognized by the Windows 10 desktop on the network. Those other devices do, however, show up as homegroup connected devices.

    Here is a summary of which device sees what:

    Lenovo notebook (Win 10, Version 1511, OS build 10586.36): sees the Windows 7 desktop, and the Vista notebook, does not see the Windows 10 desktop, or XP desktop

    Windows 7 desktop: sees all four devices, i.e. the XP system, the Lenovo system, the Vista notebook, and the Win 10 desktop

    Vista notebook: sees all four devices, i.e. the Lenovo Win 10 notebook, the Windows 10 desktop, the XP system, and the Windows 7 desktop

    Windows 10 desktop (Windows 10 pre version 1511 upgrade): sees the XP system, the Windows 7 desktop, the Vista notebook, does not see the Lenovo Windows 10 notebook

    I really do not want to spend endless hours fiddling with obscure network settings, or hours on the phone with Microsoft tech support. From what I have read, the problem may relate to the 1511 upgrade, and therefore, I am tempted to just hold out for another patch at some future date which might fix this. Seems many others have had networking issues after the latest update.

    So, if anyone can provide either specific or even generic advice, I would be truly most appreciative...and my utmost apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere!
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       08 Jan 2016 #2

    On there is info on how to turn off SMB2 and SMB3.

    Any third party software can cause issue.
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  3.    08 Jan 2016 #3


    bro67 said: View Post
    On there is info on how to turn off SMB2 and SMB3.

    Any third party software can cause issue.
    Not being a techie, I always fear playing with the registry...since the homegroups are working, might be reasonable to just leave things be, and hope MS patches this at some future point.

    In the meantime, thanks for answering...I had never even heard of SMB, now I have read a lot about it...guess there is an infinite universe of settings in Windows...for better or worse.
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