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    Windows Networking problems

    Why can't my laptop connect with my desktop as a networking device but it can as a media device.My desktop can connect with my laptop. I've been through all the settings I can find but all the permissions seem to be set to allow communication between them so I'm at a loss as to why it isn't working.

    Anyonr got any ideas?

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    Is the desktop's firewall hiding it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    Is the desktop's firewall hiding it?
    I have tried turning it off but it made no difference. Wiuldn't the firewall restrict media centre access as well though?

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    When you say "connect as a network device" do you mean for filesharing or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanic View Post
    When you say "connect as a network device" do you mean for filesharing or something else?
    Yes, precisely that, I want to transfer files across devices.

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    Any details of your OS? Some older versions of widows need a registry edit to talk to each other
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    Normally stuff like that is just 'no shares being set up yet'.
    If windows beware the Local/Public restriction sets. It's easy to fix the wrong one.
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    What version of Windows to connect with what version of Windows?

    Have you been into Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
    Change advanced sharing options

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    The laptops are on Windows 11, the Desk top on Windows 10.

    I've tried the advanced sharing options and everything looks OK.

    Nigel, I'm not sure what you mean by the local/public restriction sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    Nigel, I'm not sure what you mean by the local/public restriction sets.
    The words are
    "Change sharing options for different network profiles"
    then
    "Private" and "Guest or Public"
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