to begin with it eventually worked but I am not sure yet about what the problem was, it might have had something to do with netbios not being enabled properly but not sure though.
Indeed, I hadn't set the specifical ip addresses for the scope of all the four ports used in file and printer sharing but just for one of them. Nonetheless, for the rest, I had just the second choice called something like "all computers in my current local network" are considered exception. As a matter of fact, at the beginning I guessed that should work as well. Anyways, I ended up having to set up all the four ports with specifical ip address used in my network.
The problem with this was that it was not enough as far as I know. I had to change the netbios default configuration to the one which forces netbios enabling.
That way seemed to fix it. Nonetheless I think the default configuration for netbios should have worked as well because there was a DHCP server in the router and according to the default configuration for netbios, if the DHCP sever does not provide with netbios, then netbios is forced through TCP/IP.
Other changes I was doing was going from dynamic ip address to static ip address. Now it is working as a dynamic ip address and works fine. I do not remember whether I eventually set netbios as default or not.
What I do know, is that to solve the problem I had to reboot the computer when doing these changes. Probably, ipconfig /renew might have worked as well, but I do not know for sure.
Anyways, to solve the issue I just had to try several configurations with these variations:
- dynamic ip address or static ip address
- default netbios settings or force enabling netbios
- reboot the computer to try any of the changes
I hope that if anyone has this problem in the future (like myself) might find helpful some of these tips.
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