troubleshooting Question

Laptop Cannot See Changes In Directory Of Files On Another Computer Attached To The Same Home Network

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Hello Experts -

I thought that I had this problem solved, however, it has raised it ugly head again.

I have two computers on a small home network called "HOMEGROUP". Unfortunately, a Sony laptop computer (which is my primary computer can't see a Desktop systems. For some reason there have been occasions when I could see the Desktop, but for some reason 15 or 20 minutes later that connection is lost.

One possibility is that the computers are not setup correctly. For example, the Desktop system reports that HomeGroup is "Joined" while there seem to be two Local Area Connections - Connection and Connection 2.

The Sony laptop by comparison does not indicate in the "Open Network And Sharing" that the Homegroup has been joined, and the Connections value reports Local Area Connection 8.

I'm obviously wondering if I have to make sure that the values shown by both computers are identical.  Here they are below:

Desktop Computer -

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