Fix: Can’t See Other Computers on Network
- September 22, 2022
If you can’t see other computers on your network, it may be a problem with your network discovery settings. You can fix this problem by opening the Control Panel and going to Network and Sharing Center. Then, click Change advanced sharing settings and make sure that the network discovery is turned on.
If you’re having trouble seeing other computers on your network, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue. First, make sure that all of the computers on the network are using the same workgroup name. You can check this by going to the Control Panel on each computer and clicking on “System.” Under the “System” heading, you should see the workgroup name listed. If all of the computers are using the same workgroup name, then the next thing to check is the network sharing settings.
On each computer, go to the Control Panel and click on “Network and Sharing Center.” Under the “Network” heading, click on “Change advanced sharing settings.” Make sure that the “Network discovery” and “File and printer sharing” options are turned on. If they’re not, turn them on and then try to see if you can see the other computers on the network.
If you’re still having trouble, there are a few other things you can try. One is to restart all of the computers on the network. Another is to check the firewall settings on each computer. Make sure that the firewall is not blocking access to the other computers on the network.
If you’re still having trouble after trying all of these things, then you may need to contact your network administrator or ISP for further assistance.
Table of Contents
If you can’t see other computers on your network, it’s likely that your network discovery settings are disabled. Network discovery is what allows your computer to see other devices on the network, and if it’s turned off, you won’t be able to see other computers or devices on the network.
There are a few different ways to enable network discovery, and we’ll go over all of them so you can choose the best method for your situation.
The first thing you’ll need to do is open the Control Panel. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + R, typing “control panel” into the Run dialog, and pressing Enter.
Once the Control Panel is open, go to “Network and Sharing Center.”
From the Network and Sharing Center, click on “Change advanced sharing settings.”
On the next page, expand the “Private” section by clicking on the arrow next to it.
Make sure that the following options are turned on:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
If any of these options are turned off, click on the option to turn it on. Once all of the options are turned on, click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page.
After you’ve saved the changes, you should be able to see other computers on your network. If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your computer and router to see if that fixes the problem.
If you’re still having trouble seeing other computers on your network after following the steps above, there’s one more thing you can try. From the Start menu, search for and open the Registry Editor. In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key:
Then, in the main pane on the right, double-click on the entry named RequiresSecureNegotiate. If the entry exists, change the value from 1 to 0 and click OK. If the entry doesn’t exist, create it as a new DWORD (32-bit) value and name it RequiresSecureNegotiate. Then, set the value to 0 and click OK.
After making this change, restart your computer and try accessing the other computers on your network again. This should fix the problem and allow you to see all the computers on your network.
If you’re having trouble seeing other computers on your network, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue.
First, make sure that all of the computers on the network are connected to the same router. If they’re not, they won’t be able to see each other.
Next, check the firewall settings on each computer. The firewall may be blocking the network traffic.
Finally, if you still can’t see the other computers, try restarting the router. This will often clear up any networking issues.
We were able to successfully fix the issue of not being able to see other computers on the network. This was done by making sure that the network discovery and file sharing were both turned on in the advanced sharing settings. Once this was done, we were able to see all of the computers on the network.
If you can’t see other computers on your network, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue. First, check to make sure that all of your equipment is properly connected. Next, try restarting your computer and router. If that doesn’t work, you may need to update your network drivers. Finally, if all else fails, you can try resetting your router.