windows 8 cannot access / or see other computers

windows 8 pro n
cant join to the domain, when I go to network it can only see itself.

Can't see any other computer. all other computers are working fine. and can see each other.
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What is ip address on that host, is it in the same ip range (VLAN) as other computers?
And is primary dns the same on that host and other hosts?

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Do you have network (and an IP)? Internet works?
alonig1Author Commented:
Same ip on the network I can ping other computers , I cant see them when I go to network.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Do you ping by name?
Can you ping the domain controller by name?
Can you use server shares of the domain, optionally after having to provide domain credentials if prompted for?
alonig1Author Commented:
Yes I can ping ,

When I go to network I can't see the other computers.

I can't use the server I can ping it, I can ping the host name even ping -a .

when I go to \\server\ or \\ip\ doesn't work.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Go into your network properties (via Network and Sharing Center) to make sure the Microsoft Client is assigned to the network driver (as is IPv4).
Also make sure you do not run the Computer Browser service on your client (best to disable the service). Sometimes the election of the proper browser service does not work as expected, making an arbitrary client the master browser.
alonig1Author Commented:
All those settings are 100% ok.

It has the same settings as other computers that work, but this one isn't working.

It has some spyware I cleaned maybe it damaged some files?

but the way it windows 8 pro N, and it's not activated yet.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Of course malicious software can harm any part of your system. Resetting the TCP/IP stack could help.
alonig1Author Commented:
How do I reset,

I reinstalled and update the NIC driver.

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /dnsregister

other commands?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
See for resetting the TCP/IP stack.
alonig1Author Commented:
ran that still nothing.
John ZupancicCommented:
Could NLA (Network Location Awareness) be set to Public?  Check your network settings and see if it is Home, Work, or Public.  If the device is set to public you will not be able to see the network, but will still be able to ping devices and such.  The NIC should also be able to identify the network name 'domain.whatever' if the DNS is set up properly and determine the type of network that way, but I've seen it fail.

If it does say public click the word 'Public' to change it to Work.  If you cannot change the network type, disable and re-enable the NIC.  You should then be able to change it.

Maybe too obvious, but it was the first thing that came to mind and no one mentioned it.

Edit: Link to some information.
alonig1Author Commented:
I tried to change to public still the same.

all computer can access that computer, but that computer can not see other.

it can ping them but not access \\ip\ or \\host\
alonig1Author Commented:
The issue was simpler then I thought, the AT&T router gave some of the computer a public IP and some internal IP, one I set the router/modem to give only internal IP it worked.
alonig1Author Commented:
Sorry for not providing the basic answer that they are all on the same subnet.
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