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Topic # 160037 21-Dec-2014 11:53
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Ok there are 2 windows 8.1 laptops, both acers.

Annoying thing is that all of a sudden we can see each others computers but when we try and connect it will not let us with the \\<computer name> network path error.

Its pissing me off since my laptop is the main one that gets all the newer things like software then everyone else gets it from me.

Im not sure what else to do and even the Homegroup is not working.

Things that I have already tried:

 

     

  1. Making sure that IPv4 and 6 are on auto
  2. Resettings cards
  3. Registering DNS
  4. Cleared the temp folders
  5. Rebooted router and laptops
  6. Made sure the correct services are running
  7. Virus scanned
  8. Malware Scanned
  9. Renamed the network and done it on all computers.

 


Im just straight out stuff.  It seems to be a problem with windows 7/8/8.1 yet no one really has a decent permanent fix for it.  Can you please help me?

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  Reply # 1201436 21-Dec-2014 12:00
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Did this ever work on these machines?

Any existing cached credentials maybe wrong? Firewall set to block incoming connections from this network?

Tried with firewall off to rule it out?

Router security configuration blocking communications between devices?





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  Reply # 1201455 21-Dec-2014 12:44
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does \\ip.address work?

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  Reply # 1201475 21-Dec-2014 13:42
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Suggestion. Open the Credential Manager on each machine and make sure the credentials for them talking to each other
a. exist and
b. are set to Persistence: Enterprise.

If they don't exist, manually add them. If they do exist but the persistence is not enterprise, delete them then manually re-add.

Edit: I had a similar problem to what you describe some time ago, except it was my computers talking to the two NAS' I have here. Making sure of enterprise persistence fixed it.




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  Reply # 1205985 30-Dec-2014 12:32
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freitasm: Did this ever work on these machines?

Any existing cached credentials maybe wrong? Firewall set to block incoming connections from this network?

Tried with firewall off to rule it out?

Router security configuration blocking communications between devices?



Yes its always has worked till when I posted this.

I removed kaspesrky and then tried it, and still the same thing.  So I reinstalled it.

What am I looking for in the router to check this?  I have the Orcon Genious white router.



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  Reply # 1205986 30-Dec-2014 12:34
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nathan: does \\ip.address work?


I have entered 180.xx.xx.xx and that part worked, I enter the correct details then it said that I dont have permission to access it YET its the Admin account details.



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  Reply # 1205987 30-Dec-2014 12:35
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Dratsab: Suggestion. Open the Credential Manager on each machine and make sure the credentials for them talking to each other
a. exist and
b. are set to Persistence: Enterprise.

If they don't exist, manually add them. If they do exist but the persistence is not enterprise, delete them then manually re-add.

Edit: I had a similar problem to what you describe some time ago, except it was my computers talking to the two NAS' I have here. Making sure of enterprise persistence fixed it.



I have windows 8.1 standard, not pro, or ent

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  Reply # 1206717 1-Jan-2015 09:22
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When it asked for the Username and password, did you try using the name of the computer you are connecting to, then the admin account, ie computername\adminaccount, then password ?




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  Reply # 1206734 1-Jan-2015 09:55
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Kiwiprobie:
Dratsab: Suggestion. Open the Credential Manager on each machine and make sure the credentials for them talking to each other
a. exist and
b. are set to Persistence: Enterprise.

If they don't exist, manually add them. If they do exist but the persistence is not enterprise, delete them then manually re-add.

Edit: I had a similar problem to what you describe some time ago, except it was my computers talking to the two NAS' I have here. Making sure of enterprise persistence fixed it.



I have windows 8.1 standard, not pro, or ent

Your version/level is not relevant when it comes to persistence. I have Windows 7 Home Premium and this is what fixed the problem. You can't set the persistence yourself but when you manually add the credential it's persistence level is automatically set to Enterprise.



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  Reply # 1206793 1-Jan-2015 11:15
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SepticSceptic: When it asked for the Username and password, did you try using the name of the computer you are connecting to, then the admin account, ie computername\adminaccount, then password ?


Yes I do, both mums and my laptop are Admin accounts.



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  Reply # 1206796 1-Jan-2015 11:21
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Dratsab:
Kiwiprobie:
Dratsab: Suggestion. Open the Credential Manager on each machine and make sure the credentials for them talking to each other
a. exist and
b. are set to Persistence: Enterprise.

If they don't exist, manually add them. If they do exist but the persistence is not enterprise, delete them then manually re-add.

Edit: I had a similar problem to what you describe some time ago, except it was my computers talking to the two NAS' I have here. Making sure of enterprise persistence fixed it.



I have windows 8.1 standard, not pro, or ent

Your version/level is not relevant when it comes to persistence. I have Windows 7 Home Premium and this is what fixed the problem. You can't set the persistence yourself but when you manually add the credential it's persistence level is automatically set to Enterprise.


Ok persistence is set to on for it, still puzzled.



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  Reply # 1206800 1-Jan-2015 11:27
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Ok, so I had redone my laptop yesterday cause I had heaps of old crap on my laptop and its good to do a reset everything (aka reinstall windows) and reinstalled KTS. and still the same crap.

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  Reply # 1206803 1-Jan-2015 11:33
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do you have to login to the laptop when its turned on?



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  Reply # 1207115 2-Jan-2015 11:50
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Jase2985: do you have to login to the laptop when its turned on?


Of course, We dont want everyone in the house on them.



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  Reply # 1207154 2-Jan-2015 13:57
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I have found the problem, it was on mums laptop.  "Media Sharing" has to be active even if you are not sharing movies and music.

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  Reply # 1207543 3-Jan-2015 10:22
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Kiwiprobie: I have found the problem, it was on mums laptop.  "Media Sharing" has to be active even if you are not sharing movies and music.


Well done. Useful bit of troubleshooting there :-)
Wonder if it's anything to do with "Use Sharing Wizard". Check out http://windowstechies.com/using-the-advanced-sharing-feature/

I vaguely recall WinXP had something similar - Simple Network Sharing, or similar. You could enable/disable this setting ( same place as referenced in the URL above), and could resolve a number of network sharing issues.





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