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Question

 

I cannot see any of my computers that I have on my MSHOME workgroup, I have internet access and can use it  just fine, but I'm unable to see other computers. They are all shared correctly. What can I do?

Answer

 

Can you view the computer shares when connecting to the IP, something like \\192.169.1.101.

 

 If you can then on the computers please do the following.

 

Click start

Go to Run,

Type CMD

Press Enter.

Type "ipconfig /flushdns" (without the quotes)

Press Enter.

Type "ipconfig /registerdns"

 

See if you can now ping the computers by name.

 

If you still cannot disable any third party firewalls that may be in place on any of the computers and/or the router. 

 

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