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LAN games: 2 PCs can't see each other

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    LAN games: 2 PCs can't see each other


    Hi all. I have 2 computers on the same network (connected to the same router). Now the problem is when one PC hosts a game, the other PC can't see it (and vice a versa). I have tried this with several games (both PCs using each game with same version) and still both PCs can't see each other.

    On the other hand, under My Computer-Network, both PCs can see each other and access any shared files between the 2.

    I have spent several hours trying to fix this but nothing has seemed to help Help would be much appreciated.

    PS: Both PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You might want to post your problem on the Windows 7 Forum, not that it matters a great deal--except for the larger membership. I don't know how to solve your problem, but you might try turning HomeGroup on. Not a great idea though. I'm not a gamer FWIW.
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  3. #3


    nederland
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 PRO 64bit


    what you should do is give both pc's an static IP in the same subnet and with the correct subnetmask
    if u dot know how let me know i will make a qick tutorial
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by probertq View Post
    what you should do is give both pc's an static IP in the same subnet and with the correct subnetmask
    if u dot know how let me know i will make a qick tutorial
    I did give both PCs a static address by loading the command prompt, typing ipconfig/all to get the IP, subnet mask etc.
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