Nothing I do lets me share files on my wireless network

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KVRAF
10989 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Fri May 07, 2021 5:22 pm

I’ve followed instructions and watched tutorials, and yet nothing I do lets my new computer see my old computer on my wireless network. I’m using an Amazon Eero mesh network. Both computers are on the network. What could be going wrong?
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KVRAF
1977 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Fri May 07, 2021 5:59 pm

Which version(s) of Windows are you using on the machines? Are both wireless? Are there any wired machines, and if so, do they have the same problem?

Windows tends to have some issues with wireless networks, and these can be caused by anything from the wrong Services loading (or loading in the wrong order), to Windows waking from sleep before the Wi-Fi transceiver does...to, well...gremlins.

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10989 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Fri May 07, 2021 6:14 pm

planetearth wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 5:59 pm
Which version(s) of Windows are you using on the machines? Are both wireless? Are there any wired machines, and if so, do they have the same problem?

Windows tends to have some issues with wireless networks, and these can be caused by anything from the wrong Services loading (or loading in the wrong order), to Windows waking from sleep before the Wi-Fi transceiver does...to, well...gremlins.

Steve
Windows 10 Home, latest build. I’m connecting though a eero mesh network. I couldn’t find anything in the eero settings that might disable sharing.
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KVRAF
1977 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Fri May 07, 2021 6:57 pm

zerocrossing wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:14 pm
planetearth wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 5:59 pm
Which version(s) of Windows are you using on the machines? Are both wireless? Are there any wired machines, and if so, do they have the same problem?

Windows tends to have some issues with wireless networks, and these can be caused by anything from the wrong Services loading (or loading in the wrong order), to Windows waking from sleep before the Wi-Fi transceiver does...to, well...gremlins.

Steve
Windows 10 Home, latest build. I’m connecting though a eero mesh network. I couldn’t find anything in the eero settings that might disable sharing.
There won't be anything like that on the WLAN -- at least, not enabled by default (or even by accident, unless you really work at it). The option to make sharing more difficult is within Win10 -- and it used to keep getting enabled again with each upgrade. But if you go into "Sharing options" in "Network and Internet settings", is everything enabled for file and printer sharing, and are all the computers on the same "private" network?

Do all the computers have the same IP address range? Can you "ping" the other computers from each other? And are there any wired machines on the network?

Steve

EDIT: Also, does Windows' own troubleshooter find any issues? It's usually of no help at all, but if the Services required for file and printer sharing or network discovery aren't running, it can tell you that, at least.
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KVRAF
12801 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Fri May 07, 2021 9:54 pm

Just a side note: this feature is inherently insecure, so MS makes it difficult to use. Using a USB memory stick, hard disk or a SD card is the easy fail-safe way. And cheap. But more of a hassle indeed...
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