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Windows 8.1 cannot see all devices on my network

  1. #1

    Windows 8.1 cannot see all devices on my network


    I have the following:
    Desptop PC running windows 8.1, W8_1, cabled
    Laptop running windows 8.1, W8_2, presently cabled
    Laptop running windows 7 Home Premium, W7, wireless
    Asustor AS-202T, NAS
    Netgear router.

    W8_1 can see itself and the other devices.
    W8_2 can see itself and W8_1
    W7 can see itself, W8_1 and NAS

    This is the present situation after I followed the instructions in this link: https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...2k-server.html

    All ideas are welcome.

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  2. #2


    There are a bunch of NAS boxes with the same issue, Windows 8 just can't see them.

    Those instructions are so Windows 8 can see older Windows servers and certain NAS boxes, the problem is it doesn't allow Windows 8 to see all NAS boxes. No idea why this is but the problem comes up over and over and over again with no end in sight.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    There are a bunch of NAS boxes with the same issue, Windows 8 just can't see them.

    Those instructions are so Windows 8 can see older Windows servers and certain NAS boxes, the problem is it doesn't allow Windows 8 to see all NAS boxes. No idea why this is but the problem comes up over and over and over again with no end in sight.
    Hi Chev65
    Thanks for your comments.
    The strange thing is that one W8 machine can see the NAS, the other cannot.
    Also I set W8_2 on wireless. Now it can see all three PCs but still not the NAS.

    Any ideas?
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  4. #4


    Did changing the lanman server and encryption settings help at all?

    It's pretty strange that one machine can see the NAS while the other cannot.

    If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from each machine that might help me spot any problems related to the gateway.
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    What firewall software are you running on the computers? Do you have the workgroups named the same on all computer? If not. Set back at the default "WORKGROUP". Did you use the "Control Center" for the NAS, to set it up on your network? ASUSTOR - Innovation Makes a Difference

    As for the link regarding W2k3 servers. It has nothing to do with your issue. Because you are not running a Windows 2003 Server, nor are you on a Domain.

    Go back and re-read through the User guide at ASUSTOR - Innovation Makes a Difference Along with the Control Center Guide. Also check your firewall settings on the computers. If the computers do not leave the LAN. Your router is sufficient enough to protect the computers behind it. Adding software firewalls on computers on a LAN. Just creates further headaches.
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  6. #6


    Actually those settings have already worked on multiple occasions to access a wide range of NAS boxes.

    Maybe you should read up on the facts next time.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Did changing the lanman server and encryption settings help at all?

    It's pretty strange that one machine can see the NAS while the other cannot.

    If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from each machine that might help me spot any problems related to the gateway.
    Hi Chev65

    I attach the ip txt files.

    Thanks
    FlemmingK
    Windows 8.1 cannot see all devices on my network Attached Files
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    From those I'd say the two virtual machines that are on a different subnet are probably jamming up the network stack on that machine and causing the issue. This would also explain why one machine behaves differently. I've seen Hamachi cause similar problems.

    To test I'd have to disable the VM's, and set IPv4 back to DHCP "remove the static settings" then see if the machine can then see the NAS.

    If not, I can post a file that will reset the entire network stack on the machine with the problem which should help.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    What firewall software are you running on the computers? Do you have the workgroups named the same on all computer? If not. Set back at the default "WORKGROUP". Did you use the "Control Center" for the NAS, to set it up on your network? ASUSTOR - Innovation Makes a Difference

    As for the link regarding W2k3 servers. It has nothing to do with your issue. Because you are not running a Windows 2003 Server, nor are you on a Domain.

    Go back and re-read through the User guide at ASUSTOR - Innovation Makes a Difference Along with the Control Center Guide. Also check your firewall settings on the computers. If the computers do not leave the LAN. Your router is sufficient enough to protect the computers behind it. Adding software firewalls on computers on a LAN. Just creates further headaches.
    Hi Broe23
    Antivirus on all computers is Bitdefender Internet Security.
    I just disabled the firewall on all computers
    Now the only problem seems to be W8_2 not seeing the NAS.
    I can ping the NAS's IP address, but I cannot ping the NAS's network name on W8_2.
    Last edited by FlemmingK; 24 May 2014 at 17:28.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    From those I'd say the two virtual machines that are on a different subnet are probably jamming up the network stack on that machine and causing the issue. This would also explain why one machine behaves differently. I've seen Hamachi cause similar problems.

    To test I'd have to disable the VM's, and set IPv4 back to DHCP "remove the static settings" then see if the machine can then see the NAS.

    If not, I can post a file that will reset the entire network stack on the machine with the problem which should help.
    Hi Chev65

    The machine with the problem is not the one with VM.
    I tried the DHCP on the problem machine, but to no avail.
    Please post the file for resetting the IP stack.
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