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1. Cannot connect windows 11 computer to windows 10 computers over network.

2. Cannot create network folders on any of the three computers.

Thank you in advance,

mojr

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I assume you are not part of a domain group.

 

Make sure you have Private Network enabled else you will need network discoverer enabled.

Networks do not pop up like they do in windows 7 due to enhanced security.  

 

I assume you want to access shared folders on 3 different computers,  not create them which is a different problem.

 

What is the symptom or error you are getting?

If system is on Wi-Fi instead of, or in addition to, being hard wired the 

\\computer2\SharedFolder may not longer work instead you might need something like

\\computer2\attlocal.net\SharedFolder

You can tell by pinging the system and looking for what the gateway figured out and using that.

 

Show picture of what your are doing or explain what you have tried.

 

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Thank you for getting back. I will try your suggestions tomorrow. If I still have issues, I will send pictures of what I am dealing with.

mojr

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BeemerBiker,

I was trying the "ping" idea. But, I was not successful. I did not quite understand how to do that I guess. If you have time, please provide more detail please.

I do have 2 computers on WIFI and 1 hardwired.

Thank you

mojr

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Sorry,  I just re-discovered this post. Spoiler:  At your computer, the one that cannot connect, bring up the windows command prompt and enter the command "ipconfig /flushdns" and see if that fixes the problem.  

 

I suspect the problem is that the two system on Wi-Fi have changed their IP addresses and your system cannot find them anymore.  Typically rebooting one or all fixes the problem and if the systems are always left on then they hardly ever lose their IP address. A  way to avoid rebooting is to use the flushdns feature.

 

There could be other more complicated problems but lets try the following

 

First, all systems have to be on the same subnet.  I assume you are in a residential location or an office that does not use network domains.

 

Sanity check: Verify that all systems are on the same subnet by using the windows command prompt and asking for the IP address.as shown below.  Do this for all three systems.  This is done from the "windows command prompt" and the  command is ipconfig | find "IPv4" as shown below

 

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The above system has both Wi-Fi and hard wired ethernet.  The subnet is 192.168.1 and all systems should  have the three sets of digits.  They may be different form 192.168.1 but  the 4th value must be different.

If the subnets are different for each system or ALL systems have the exact same 4 sets of numbers (10.1.2.3  for example) then a different  problem entirely.  I assume the subnet are all identical but each system as a unique 4th digit.

 

Lets suppose one of the computers is named jdhfs but it does not show up. Neither the computer nor the shared folder.

From your personal PC we will try to ping the other systems.  This is done in the windows command prompt using  

 "ping -4 jdhfs" as shown below

 

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This is what happened.   The first ping failed because I changed the IP address to simulate the Wi-Fi changing.

I then flushed out the computers cache of IP addresses which gets rid of old IP addresses.

I can then go to "network" and jdhfs should be there and the shared folder will show up

 

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Thanks for getting back. Will try this tomorrow.

mojr

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