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There is a network with about > 10 PCs (WIndows 7 Pro) without a file server.
When I open "My Computer" and choose "Network" on left window pane, I can't see ANY COMPUTER listed.
I thought when you install WIndows 7, by default, network device discovery function is enabled. Apparently it is not on any of the computers on this particular network.
Also when I ping a particular PC on the network by computer name, it does not give me 192.168.1.x. Instead of it displays long numbers and digits with a lot of ":".
How can I display computers on the network and how can I display IP v4 address when I ping the computer name?
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And why do you think you should have 192.168.1.x addresses? Is there a DHCP server? Or do you assign IPs manually?

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I have not set up this particular network. When I was onsite first time, I saw 12 workstations with no file server. When I type IPCONFIG, I see gateway address to be 192.168.1.1 which is also DHCP server, but I can not get into it.
I suspect this is Time Warner Internet service provider's cable modem. I can run IPCONFIG and determine IP address of each PC, but pinging by computer name does not return typical v4 IP address in 4 Replies.
Let me try the suggestions above and post the result.
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I discovered that "Network discovery" was not turned on. So I turned it on and clicked [Save changes] button as shown in the screenshot. However it does not keep the change.
I tried to turn it on for both HOME and PUBLIC, but the computer simply refuses to keep the change. It goes back to "OFF".

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when I added -4 in PING command, it returned a v4 IP address.
 
C:\Users\Administrator>ping cassi-pc
 
Pinging Cassi-PC [fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11: time<1ms
 
Ping statistics for fe80::911f:cbee:ee5c:cd79%11:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
 
C:\Users\Administrator>ping -4 cassi-pc
 
Pinging Cassi-PC [192.168.1.138] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.138: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.138: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.138: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.138: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
 
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.138:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
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You could go to the network settings on each workstation, and turn off IPv6.
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