I have 4 PCs in our house all running Windows 8.1.

They are all on the same wireless network and we print through one which has the printer attached.

They all struggle to find each other and when I click on one in Networks I get the “Windows cannot access \\PC NAME” message (see image below).

If I wait about 2 minutes it refreshes and connects fine but never straight away.

Once connected I can access everything fine and come back again within a few minutes and it remembers. If I leave it too long it seems to forget and has to refresh and re-read everything on the other PC again which means waiting another 2 or 3 minutes.

This is the same no matter what PC is connecting to what PC.

How can I speed this up and stop Windows “forgetting” the other PCs on the network?

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