Network Browsing seems broken again (build 194.21H2)

jimbo45

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Hi there
Done all the right things (SMB1 etc etc) -- File explorer fails to find NAS server --- 3rd party (Free program) Filezilla has no problem.

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Why is it easier to win the Lottery than to get Windows Networking to function seamlessly and correctly.
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When you figure it out, let me know.

I can find and use my NAS over SMB, but none of my Windows machines can find my router SMB share for some odd reason. I can however connect to it by manually typing the address/network name.
 

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When you figure it out, let me know.

I can find and use my NAS over SMB, but none of my Windows machines can find my router SMB share for some odd reason. I can however connect to it by manually typing the address/network name.
Mea Culpa -- By me -- I had the wrong WORKGROUP name -- seems initially you can't change default workgrop name from the default name WORKGROUP but after re-boot etc then it's changeable.

All working now - although why Windows file explorer can't show computers on LAN if they have a different workgroup name seems bonkers to me -- so long as the computer names themselves aren't identical. !! KODI on my amazon firestick on remote TV shows the computers up with both Workgroup names - but file explorer doesn't.

Anyway changing workgroup name -- file explorer shows network computers again OK.

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Cheers
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Aah that was this kind of issue. This happens too sometimes. Glad it worked out for you.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22483.1011 (Dev Channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    400/100Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WSA: Installed
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
    VBS: Enabled
    HVCI: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22000.282 (VHDX, OfflineInsiderEnrolled to RP) , Linux Mint 20
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-2600k @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    Memory
    16GB 4x4GB 1600MHz CL9
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI GTX970 4GB
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    Fractal Design (something old)
    Cooling
    Noctua
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Internet Speed
    400/100Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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