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Can not share files on ethernet. Only Wifi. Help

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    Windows 8.1

    Can not share files on ethernet. Only Wifi. Help

    I have a desktop computer with windows xp, and two laptops , an asus, and an hp with windows 8.1. I can view and share the folders I set up on each pc fine if wifi is turned on. The problem is on the hp laptop if I turn wifi off on the asus. It sees the pc name, but when I click it, my shared folders do not show up and I recieve an error message. If I use the same settings on wifi is turned off and I connect through asus can see the hp files. Not really sure if this is a bug on the hp, or what, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Also I have passwords sharing set to off, but if I restart the computers I and connect to one of the computers it asks for a username and password. I just type whatever and it connects. All I want to do is figure out why when wifi is off and just using ethernet I lose my sharing from on of the latpops to the other. Thanks

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    Win 8.1 Enterprise

    Welcome to Seven Forums,

    Prioritizing the LAN over the WLAN's IPv4 metric value might be of helped, it's not going to break any settings if you give this a try or it won't hurt. You may change the automatic metric value. Here's a quick tutorial, try doing this from the HP laptop.

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    If it didn't help, please post back and we'll try a different tactic.
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