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  1.    14 Feb 2017 #1
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    Cannot see my shared pc on network


    Hello, i have a pc running windows 10 Home and i chose a name for this pc and entered the network workgroup name and restarted the pc...
    Now i have about 8-9 pcs running on windows 7 in this network...i can see all the networked pcs on my windows 10 pc but on other computers on this network i cannot see my windows 10 pc....can someone please help me out?
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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    @lakshi, on the Windows 10 PC make sure that Network Discovery is turned on. It's in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Centre\Advanced sharing settings
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  3.    14 Feb 2017 #3
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    Ok thanks, I have more problem. I have an epson printer connected to a pc on network. From my Windows 10 pc I can access the computer on the network but cannot see the printer and there is no option to 'View Remote Printers' in Windows 10. Help pls...
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  4.    14 Feb 2017 #4
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    Turku
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)

    This problem has existed ever since Windows learned what a network is. Amazing that no matter what settings one has, this is still an issue over 20 years later. Manually connecting to computers works great, but the darn Network Tab in explorer does not show every computer in the network even after connecting to them manually.

    Same settings on all computers, some work others not. If I have a network of 10 computers, all with same settings, same hardware and same network discovery settings enabled, same network profile enabled and all have static IP assigned, I can be certain at least 1 computer will be missing, every single time.

    Why?
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  5.    14 Feb 2017 #5
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    Is there a way to connect to the networked printer manually?
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  6.    14 Feb 2017 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by lakshi View Post
    Ok thanks, I have more problem. I have an epson printer connected to a pc on network. From my Windows 10 pc I can access the computer on the network but cannot see the printer and there is no option to 'View Remote Printers' in Windows 10. Help pls...
    Is printer sharing set ON at the PC it's connected to ?
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  7.    14 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakshi View Post
    Is there a way to connect to the networked printer manually?
    Windows 10 should discover printer on your network.
    Check if network, you are connected to is marked as private (assuming it is your home network). If you follow steps in Devices / add printer (network printer, Windows should add your printer..

    Edit: deleted some text, not relevant as your printer is connected to PC
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  8.    14 Feb 2017 #8
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    How do I check if network is private and I don't know IP address of printer to connect directly....?
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  9.    14 Feb 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakshi View Post
    How do I check if network is private and I don't know IP address of printer to connect directly....?
    I've deleted that mention of IP address, since your printer is connected via PC. Check on that PC, if printer is shared, as Wullail mentiond. But if other PCs can connect to it, then it's shared OK.


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  10.    14 Feb 2017 #10
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    Yes it is shared, on other computers running windows7 I can view remote printers and then connect to it
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