Networking in Windows 11 P2P work group

Clintlgm

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Those of you using 11, with home networks, do they work? can all your units see each other?
This is coming from a win 10 user. Since Ver 2004 was the last version. I have my networked computers that could see each other in Explorer or Network devices or even see themselves. I have used the workaround creating a folder named My Network and have shortcuts to each of my computers. So the ability to network is still there but we can not see the different computers in Explorer beyond ver 2004. Has this carried over to Win 11 also?
 

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    Yep this MB is not going to support Windows 11

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Hi there

@Clintlgm

seems to be working OK for me -- if you have any older computers running W7 / W8 /W8.1 or NAS / older Linux boxes you might have to enable SMB1. You will also need to enable Network discovery and there's a place in the settings "Allow remote connections to this computer".

Re-boot and it should all be OK. For once networking seems to be fine for me on W11 -- I usually regard Windows Networking as something between Alchemy and Black Magic that probably even Gandalf the Wizard in Lord of the Rings couldn't unravel. - Ensure also no duplicate computer names and all computers belong to the same workgroup for HOME networks otherwise you'll get into tricky Domain access and all sorts of horrors like that which you don't really want on a simple home network.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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johnlgalt

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Also working here with no issues. I can see my 3 laptops and other devices (including my phones) and I can directly access files and data on the Windows 10 laptop (other 2 are running ChromeOS, so no real file access there).
 

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psychocyr

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I've had no issues so far. I have my machine running Windows 11. I have 5 other machines running Windows 10 plus 3 Western Digital NAS devices which my system can also see along with my network IP shared printer.
 

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    Windows 11
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    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Max (MS-7C02)
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    Creative Audigy RX5
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    LG IPS Full HD 27"
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