Windows 10 Local Network PC to PC Issue

July 14, 2019 at 02:08:31
Specs: Windows 10, 16GB
I had a thread about this way back when Windows 10 was fresh. I assumed it was an early launch issue but as time went by the issue didn't go away. Years later I am starting a new thread to try and rehash this cold case.

I have x4 Windows 10 PCs, All Custom builds, x3 Intel i5 systems and x1 AMD FX 9k System. My issue is that I can never rely on local Network access between PCs.

Sometimes I can see one other PC, all or none. Sometimes I can click on the PCs I can see and access them and sometimes it says they are not accessible. Sometimes I can access the other PCs by using \\PCNAME\USERS\Public even when I cant see them and sometimes it says not accessible.

Recently, if I can see the PC or if I use \\PCNAME\USERS\Public I get a pop up from Windows Security asking for a password. I never setup network passwords so no idea there.

All Win10 Pro 1903
Windows 10 Security no other
Linksys WRT 1900 AC running DD-WRT
ALL Wired Connections

Tried:
Restarting the whole Network including PCs thousands of times
Not using any third party anti virus/firewall
Updating Windows and Drivers
Switching from No Pass or PIN to using a PIN
Switching from PIN to using a Pass
Using the Pass for said PC for the Network Pass
Using the UserName for said PC for the Network Pass
Removing some updates people said caused issues with local network, made no difference so reinstalled

I have no other network issues outside of this. I did not have PC to PC issues before Windows 10.


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#1
July 14, 2019 at 02:16:07
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
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#2
July 15, 2019 at 04:55:35
Sounds like more Windows "features"

How do your 4 PC's connect to the network..............wired or wireless?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
July 18, 2019 at 01:41:34
They are ALL Hard Wired

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#4
July 18, 2019 at 09:07:15
I don't map drives between PC's at home. I have a NAS device which I do have a mapping to and I've never had any issue with it except upon reboot. I have to reconnect that drive mapping after a reboot. So I've never encountered the issue you're having. At work, all my drive mappings are to SAN/NAS connections so again, not PC to PC.

When you mapped the drives originally (and subsequently) did you check the box for "reconnect at sign-in"?

If not, try that and see if it makes a difference.

If all 4 PC's are able to ping all the other PC's in your LAN at all times, then the issue isn't the network, it's likely the issue is within whatever Windows is using to connect to shares using "map network drive" and the \\server\share setup. If this is the case, you might want to contact Microsoft's support people and see if they can't help you out.

FWIW, in the past I have done PC to PC mappings and if memory serves me, I had similar issues which were usually fix by rebooting one, or both of the PC's involved. If this is similar to what you're experiencing, then I suspect it actually is a Windows "feature".

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
July 19, 2019 at 02:47:35
I am going to make this very simple for you... I have 4 home computers. They all run Win10 Pro 1903 from Windows 7 Pro, with no 3rd party internet/firewall software. They connect to the internet hardwired through a Linksys WRT 1900 AC running DD-WRT, which is connected to a cable modem. This is a normal Home Setup that on Win 7 had no issue speaking PC to PC... I have made no Special Network changes or rules/passwords, I have opened the network for file sharing and reading/writing on every PC...

Restarting is hit and miss and fixes only half the PC to PC sight at times

Plus, I have absolutely no idea where drive mapping came into the picture...

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#6
July 19, 2019 at 05:04:42
You're going to make this simple for me and you have no idea where "drive mapping" came into the picture............LOL

Ok, I'll try to dumb this down to your level.........

When you create a share on one PC (let's call it "public") and you wish to connect to said share from another PC, you have to map a drive to the share" So the following, which you wrote: Recently, if I can see the PC or if I use \\PCNAME\USERS\Public is a "drive mapping" (as in, mapping a drive to a share located on another device).

A quick google search would have told you as much. But since you decided to be a smarmy smartass punk, who'd rather mouth off to me, a guy who's trying to help you, than go find some info for yourself, I guess I'll have to tell you.

The very last thing I'm going to say to you is this.......obviously the upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 messed something up. You never mentioned that aspect before that I can recall. So as I see it, you have two choices, do a clean, fresh install of Windows 10 (as compared to upgrading from 7 or any other windows operating system) or you can try to get this working as is without any further help from me. I'm done.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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