Networking 2 PCs


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  • Are running Windows 10.0.19041
  • Have set “documents” to “give access to Everyone (read/write)”
  • Have set sharing to
Private:

Turn on network discovery

Turn on file and printer sharing

Guest or Public

Turn on network discovery

Turn on file and print sharing

All networks

Turn off password protected sharing (I tried it both ways)

Both computers print Office docs to a networked printer on the same wi-fi



What more can I do??? Am I on the right forum?
 
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Can someone please assist with a networking issue?

I have 2 PCs (one Lenovo, one HP). I want to file-share over my wi-fi network – which you might think would be easy with 2 PCs and a wi-fi network all working fine.

After MANY HOURS of trying, no joy.

Both PCs are:
  • Are running Windows 10.0.19041
  • Have set “documents” to “give access to Everyone (read/write)”
  • Have set sharing to
Private:

Turn on network discovery

Turn on file and printer sharing

Guest or Public

Turn on network discovery

Turn on file and print sharing

All networks

Turn off password protected sharing (I tried it both ways)

Both computers print Office docs to a networked printer on the same wi-fi



What more can I do???
 
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I've gone through all the Microsoft docs, including "File sharing over a network in Windows 10 (microsoft.com)".

I forgot to mention that both computers are in the same WORKGROUP.

Neither computer shows on the other after many hours. I'm an old (both ways) Window user and feel pretty stupid after all this, but have found no help. My work-around, of course, is using a flash drive from machine to machine. But, why should I have to do that when all the ingredients for a home network are present and (I think) I've followed all the technical rules?

Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated! (sorry about the first post -- I created the text in a Word doc and then cut and pasted -- and the whole text didn't paste! Tried it twice, and finally just re-typed it -- are the Microsoft Gods against me? -- I've used Word since version 1!)
 
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Are running Windows 10.0.19041
You are a little behind on the Windows version, try upgrading and then try all you know again!.

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See also. :)

How to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version | Windows 10 Forums
 
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Updated both machines to 19042 -- no change. (How did you get the About Windows window you attached? I see my version in System.
 
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Windows Key -- r -- winver! Well hidden -- thanks!

But, the 2 computers still don't recognize each other! (Windows Update said I was up-to-date with 19041 and 19042 was optional -- so I did it anyway.)
 
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Yes -- WI-fi advanced sharing options on both computers are:

Private:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing

Guest or Public
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and print sharing

All networks
Use 128 bit encryption
Turn off password protected sharing (I tried it both ways)
 
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I just ran through my Lan. I am connected to three house computers. My setup is exactly the sane as yours.
Try and run the troubleshooter
 
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Troubleshooter only looks for wi-fi connectivity problems. My wi-fi is fine. No problem getting to web sites, etc.

The computers just don't appear on each other's "View network devices".
 
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I don't see anything there that you have not already triued!
In your circumstances, what I would do is remove the entire networking setup you have at present, and start over.
 
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Having something similar, following "Wolfie" suggesting to turn on 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and now able to see other PC's on home network. When I try to view PC's " enter network credentials" window pops up. My username/password for windows doesn't work. What do I need to do to get in, or better yet changes so I don't need to login?

thanks
 

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