We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

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

gbmcneil
gbmcneil asked
on
125 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-04
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 -

160926-Desktop-Network-Setup.jpg
Comment
Watch Question
Business Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 32 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE