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Sharing Won't Work? Can't Find PC in Network?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by thethiny, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. thethiny

    thethiny Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    so I have 3 PCs
    -PC
    -Girls-PC
    -Boys-PC

    PC is the homegroup creator , Boys-PC is mine , Girls-PC is my sisters'.

    So basically , Mine Can see PC , Girls can see PC , and can see mine , PC is able to see Mine and Girls.

    The problem is , that My PC doesn't See Girls-PC!

    I went through the network options and this is what I found:

    Local Network:
    -Boys-PC
    -Admin-PC (Girls PC Previously before Upgrade to Windows 8)
    -Xbox360
    -TabletDevice

    All Networks:
    -PC
    -Admin-PC
    -Admin-PC
    -Girls-PC
    -Boys-PC
    -Boys-PC
    -Boys-PC
    -Xbox360
    -TabletDevice
    -hTC Photon

    the 3 PCs are running Windows 8
    the 3 PCs are in the same Homegroup
    the 3 PCs are in the same Workgroup : WORKGROUP
    Same Region and Time Zone
    Same Clock
    Same Homegroup Settings

    Network Discovery is on and set to Automatic

    Homegroup by Windows is set to : Use User Accounts instead
    Reason: All 3 PCs use the same username : Admin , and Backup .

    PC has a password on Admin , Boys-PC has a password on Admin , Girls-PC Doesn't have a password on Admin , but has a password on Backup.

    So....where's the problem?

    I tried to leave homegroup and re-enter , same problem
    I tried to leave on both PCs , but this time , I created a new homegroup on my PC , and on Girls-PC it says No Homegroups Found on this Network.

    So I left it and did the homegroup on Girls-PC , now my pc says the same,

    However PC is running fine , and no problems.
    PC : 192.168.1.105
    Mine: 192.168.1.145
    Girls: 192.168.1.144

    DHCP Reserved!

    So what should I do? Under Homegroup in Windows Explorer it keeps telling me my/Girls is unavailable at this time , is the problem because the Admin has no password? Or is the problem because the usernames are the same?

    Thanks



    Update:
    MY PC = LAN
    Girls = WLAN
    PC = WLAN , Identified as LAN in DHCP settings

    I'm now able to ping both PCs using the IP and the name by disabling completely the norton360's Firewall.
    But the problem still remains , which is Whenever I go to the homegroup I have an option to create only , no join (PC is currently shut down which is the holder of the homegroup). And also Girls-PC after a restart can't find My PC...

    I created a new user called Sharing on both PCs with the password sharing , still no help.

    Changed the IPv4 to NetBIOS over TCP/IP
    In Homegroup Sharing Used Users instead
    In Folder Options Disabled the Use Sharing Wizard

    So what should I do? I want to reboot the router but in a safe way , any way to do it?
    Note: I do have an Xbox360 but It's not in "My Computer" any Ideas?
     
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