Windows 10: Wired home network has collapsed after recent Win 10 update Solved

  1.    17 Dec 2016 #1

    Wired home network has collapsed after recent Win 10 update

    For a long time I have had a very stable wired network of four PCs (and a fifth if I choose to add it) until the recent Win 10 update. Suddenly my network and workgroup have collapsed. One exception is my wife's PC, which I can see from my main office PC and, because a printer is attached to it, I can print to it, but not to any of the printers within touching distance from my desk.

    Before the update all was fine. Like my workgroup, my network had a name that appeared on all the PCs, but now random stupid names have appeared on the PCs. I have icons for all my PCs on each PC, but only those for my main PC and my wife's PC now work. (By the way I never have been able to use the guide provided on the forum to allow the network name to be changed.)

    An utter mess that has been totally unexpected. I would be very grateful for suggestions as to how I can get my wired network back. Of course, something else may have created this chaos, but my money is on the update.
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       17 Dec 2016 #2

    What do you mean by collapsed. An update to a Operating System is not going to take a LAN offline or cause other computers to not connect.

    What are you using as your Router?
    Last edited by bro67; 18 Dec 2016 at 14:25.
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  3.    17 Dec 2016 #3

    I have a Huawei HG658 VDSL2 modem plus a TP-LINK TL-SC1016D switch.

    I must admit that I have just replaced the modem, having had the same model for some time. My phone provider thought that a problem with VoIP would be rectified with a replacement, but it wasn't. I don't think this exchange has a bearing on the issue I have raised as this network/workgroup issue preceded the change. Internet is fine.
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  4.    18 Dec 2016 #4

    My apologies for raising this thread, but I have just discovered the culprit.

    I had forgotten that I had had two of my PCs at a computer shop for some work a few days ago. The guys there are very competent, but I have just noted that they had put my PCs on their network and had forgotten to change things back. I have restored my settings and everything is back working again.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2016 #5

    You need to mark this as solved.
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