Network / Sharing :: Windows 8.1 (Find Devices And Content) Option Missing

Feb 26, 2014

I am trying to use PS Media Server with Windows 8.1, but honestly whatever app I am using is irrelevant. The problem is, when I try to connect my PS3 to PS3 Media Server, it seems to require me to go into the right side menu, click settings, then change PC settings, then click network and then under connections, click my network connection and turn on "Find Devices and Content".

However, as you can see from my screen shot, that option is missing.

I am on my PERSONAL laptop, connected to a private network (it doesn't matter if I use my wireless or wired connection direct to the router it doesn't show up either way). I have tried enabling and leaving a homegroup, neither of which works.

Windows 8.1

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Turn On Libraries And Devices Content?

Sep 25, 2013

I can't share anything in home group. I have already walked through this "how to" HomeGroup problems in Windows - Microsoft Windows

It seams for me that nothing is wrong here except one thing. I can't turn on libraries and devices content. After closing window previously "shared" settings automatically are back to "not shared". And this strange behavior is on both PC. I have tried several times turn on sharing from control panel and from metro PC settings, but useless.

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Jan 30, 2013

On Windows 7 I used to have an option to use the WPS button on the router to setup wifi but I am unable to find that option in Windows 8. Is this still an option and if so where is it located?

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Mar 12, 2013

I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine.

(My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is my wireless LAN connection, so it's clearly working but I can't change anything).

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Feb 22, 2013

In XP you used to be able to pull up a CMD Prompt and ask: net config server and this would tell how many machines/devices (other computers, printers NATs, NASs etc.) that you could hook to a machine.

they removed this function (as far as I can tell) in win7 but you can find references to the maximum number of devices that you can hook up (10 for Home , 20 for Pro) . How many devices that is for Windows 8?

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Oct 23, 2013

The Troubleshoot icon that should be under the 'Advanced Startup' Option is missing. System is a new Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Tablet running Windows 8. Have access to 9 other identical tablets, all configured the same and they all have the Troubleshoot Option. Have tried multiple methods of getting to "Advanced Startup" display (including Safe mode, 'shutdown /r /o', etc.), but all result in only having the 'Continue', 'Use a Device', and 'Turn Off your PC' options - No Troubleshoot. Other than missing this icon, system is working fine. Shy of wiping the disk and starting over.

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May 24, 2014

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: W2K3 Server can access W8 W8 computer cant see W2K server.

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Oct 23, 2013

Any way to remove network devices from under "This PC" in the navigation pane?

These showed up automatically after installation.

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Mar 2, 2012

So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.

I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.

I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.

The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.

On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.

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Network / Sharing :: How To Hide Some Devices From Home Network

Feb 22, 2014

Is there a way to hide devices connected to LAN port 4 on a modem-router from devices connected to the other 3 ports? And also in the other direction: hide all devices on ports 1 2 3 from anything attached to port 4 ?

Instead of specifying by LAN port, the white list of things to see each other could be selected by MAC address, as I only have three things I want to see and be seen on my home network. A black list system is no good because unknown new things might get connected to LAN port 4.

I have an unusual networking situation... I disabled wireless in my modem-router, so only the 4 ethernet ports work.

I have a desktop (Win 7) a laptop (Win 8.1) and a NAS connected to the router's ports 1 and 2 and 3. They are networked by a password protected homegroup.

I share my internet service with a friend in the next apartment, by one ethernet cable attached to port 4 on my modem-router. Now her friends are staying there while she is away for a few months. They are not easy to negotiate with and I can't ask them to make any changes to their computers.

It seems they have added some kind of switch or hub at their end of that one cable, because I often see two or more strange PCs listed in Windows Explorer networks folder. It even lists the 3 usernames on their PCs.

I shouldn't simply disconnect their ethernet cable, or they won't have internet access, but I don't like how their PCs show up in Windows Explorer. Also I guess my three devices are shown on their computers (but probably none of my folders are actually readable by them)

It seems "network discovery" is not selective about what devices it finds. It is simply on or off, and it must stay on for my homegroup network to work.

Should I try a different kind of networking in Windows, instead of a homegroup?

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Network / Sharing :: Different IP Address On Devices On Same Network

Apr 26, 2014

I own a Wifi connectivity from an ISP whose login method is to 1st connect to the wifi network and then login to its own website, after which only it allows to surf the net..

A couple days ago, there was a big storm outside my plcae and the connectivity was down for 1 day.. When the connectivity was restored, i found that the IP address generally used by my laptop was changed somehow..

To test it, i used another laptop in my house and tried to connect to the internet while already logged on from my own laptop to the ISP's website...

Since the spare laptop was connected to an IP address different than the one my laptop was using, It again threw me back to the ISP's homepage where i have to login again to surf the web...

However, when i try to login there, it gives out the error that the user id is same but the ip is different and hence i am not allowed to login in... All this while i can use net on my own laptop...

Similar is the case when i try to connect it to my iPhone... Same thing as here also, the ip address is different than the one used in my own laptop...

I tried to renew the lease by using command prompt and it gave me a message "No operation can be performed on Local area network/bluetooth device/ethernet while it has media connected!

My wifi router is of Linksys! Also, I reseted my router using the reset button.. Didnt work.. And when i say that the ip addresses are different on 2 laptops, i mean that the 1st two are same, but the 3rd and 4th are different1. And I am unable to login to my router's website of ....

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Aug 9, 2013

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Jan 31, 2013

I just started playing with my new Windows 8 machine but I am having problems accessing <some> devices on the network: The Windows 8 machine can see: itself, Router, Win7 desktop, wireless printer, wireless camera It canNOT see: XP desktop, XP laptop, Print server, NAS All of devices on the network (including the Windows 8 machine) are visible from both XP machines and from my Windows 7 machine .

Things I tried / verified: All machines are in the same workgroup (no Homegroup) All machines have the same date / time I can ping Windows 7 machine, both XP machines, NAS, Print Server from Windows 8 machine Using "Wireless network watcher" from Nirsoft, I can see ALL devices from the Windows 8 machine EDIT: I just found out, the problem only occurs when connecting over Wifi (either 2.4 or 5GHz). When I connect with an Ethernet cable, all devices are visible.

Network sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON
Network discovery on Windows 8 machine is ON
Password-protected sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned OFF
File and printer sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON

Firewall on XP desktop machine is turned off (temporarily - for testing purposes only)

what else I could try to beat Windows 8 into submission?

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Jun 23, 2013

I just bought a msi s30 laptop yesterday. So everything went fine when I test the wifi connection before I go to sleep. When I say fine, I mean I could connect to the internet. Then when I woke up this morning, I turn on the wifi but it says "no network found". I check the router and it is working perfectly fine. I also checked the device driver and its also working properly.

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Network / Sharing :: No Option For WiFi Connection 8.1 Pro

Sep 15, 2014

I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 pro on my laptop (HP Probook 6560b). This is an old business laptop that used to belong to my mother and originally had windows 7. After upgrading and installing all required drivers there is still no option to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. (currently connecting via ethernet cable)

This is what my network screen looked like:

I say "looked" because that has since changed after downloading the broadcom driver from the HP website (this link> Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 | HP Support), now my network screen looks like this:

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Network / Sharing :: Panasonic Viera Cannot Find Windows 8 Media Server

Jan 16, 2013

When I'm booted to Win 7 the TV finds the media server no problem, but in Win 8 on same machine it's Server Not Found. All the connections are Ethernet and the TV shows as connected in the router, so the problem is with Win 8. It's probably irrelevant but I have installed the Win 8 Media Center pack.

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May 4, 2013

I'm working with a friend with his Sony all in one desktop and got the modem set up and wireless router done but nowi can't get Internet access. I diagnosed the problem and get the message "can't find Dns server". It's running windows 7.

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May 23, 2014

New printers do not display in Windows 8.1 Devices and Printers (no icon):

New Dell, clean install:

- Reinstalled Dell Factory Image
- Updated to Windows 8.1
- Installed Office 2013
- Added BUILT-IN Windows Driver for LaserJet 5P/5MP
- Added Epson driver for Windows 8 64 bit from Epson website
Neither printer shows in Devices and Printers.

Rebooted. Stopped and started print spooler. Checked registry and all printers, including the new ones, appear to be listed in all the correct registry areas.

Open Notepad, select Print, both printers are listed.

Both printers print. When in Notepad, select Print, I can right click on the printer, select properties, and control the printer, print test pages, change drivers and preferences, etc.

The ONLY PROBLEM is the printers do not show in Devices and Printers, so I cannot control them from there.

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Jul 5, 2014

I have a xbox that I have used (successfully, for about a year) as an extender for WMC 8. Im not sure what I did, but I am now unable to connect to my HTPC running win 8.1 pro. I have tried everything that even sniffs of a solution but I still get the error "unable to find extender". I can use the xbox to watch Hulu, Netflix but no WMC. My PC sees my xbox, however when I try to "test PC connection" thru the xbox System Settings/Network Settings/Test PC Connection I get, "network connected" - OK, then "PC Not Listed". I cant access my PC from the xbox "video player" either.

Ive tried all the popular fixes, turned off firewall, enabled extender services -- only to have them mysteriously disabled as soon as I attempt the extender setup process. Same mysterious disabling of the "Media Center Extenders" checked box in the "Allowed apps to communicate through Windows Firewall". Ive addressed all the sharing issues I can find, still nothing.

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Nov 15, 2013

I have had no problems with Win 7 computers finding my Canon G16 WiFi camera and connection it to them. But my Win 8.1 system just can't find the camera to get it connected.

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May 11, 2014

I have never used 'Bluetooth' before. I want to transfer a file between my laptop and Android tablet. I turned Bluetooth 'on' (which I have installed the latest driver) on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I turned Bluetooth 'on' on my Android 4.1.1 tablet. I had my laptop search for 'Bluetooth' devices, but my tablet is never found. Is there something I am doing wrong?

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Oct 26, 2013

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop. My laptop is Hp 6510b. Windows 8.1 is working fine for me. But the only issue I am facing is that I am unable to see my Bluetooth in Settings. Hence I am unable to transfer files. My android is also not searching my laptop.

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Dec 11, 2013

I have tried to find older topics and tutorials on this without success. This is new to me so hopefully there's something very simple to address the issue.

I have 3 computers. 1 x Win 8 Pro and 2 x Win 8 Standard.

I know only the Win 8 Pro machine can be a Remote Desktop host.

In System Properties I have checked the box to "allow Remote Assistance to this computer" (I don't know detail, but I am aware this is something different to Remote Desktop).

Also in System Properties, I have selected to "Allow remote connections to this computer". I have also tried to check the sub-section of that "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)".

All computers are set up at home, connected to a regular home router.

When I try to connect to the host machine I get an error (I don't have details of that right now, but its some generic "no connection" error).

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Jun 24, 2014

I have 2 computers, Win 7 Home Edition and Win 8.1 Simple. They are pretty standard .. with a router in between them. (both computers are trusted on the router .. by their mac address and there are no settings restricting anything between the two).

But the issue is that the Windows 8 pc is slow to connect to the Windows 7 pc. I want to transfer files from Win 8 to Win 7 pc .. and almost never the reverse.

It is SLOW to detect the other pc on the network. That is weird to me as is should be fast fast fast .. ?

I always get .. this, but it is a valid network location.

Guess I cannot paste in my error ... but it says

"The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Win7-Etrunk.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again."

I only want to transfer normally 1 file .. about 300 kb. So it should be super fast right, cause that is not a big thing I am asking it to do.

The thing is not really the file .. but more the ability for the Windows 8 pc to see the Win 7 pc.

What can I do to test where the bottleneck is?

I am reasonable capable but I do not know much about networking .. however the directory I want to copy into is shared and works.

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I have a 64-bit version of Vista that I may go ahead and do a clean install of first, just so I can upgrade to the 64-bit of Windows 8. But when I was going through the upgrade program, I never saw the option to create the ISO DVD or Flash drive. The only options were, "Install now, or install from desktop later". I chose "install from Desktop later" and found that all it did was suspend the installation until I clicked the desktop icon, which then just loaded the upgrade without giving me the option to create the DVD or Flash disk. Is there somewhere I can download the ISO so that I can create a disk?

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Dec 14, 2013

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Couple of screenshots;

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I've gone into Device Manager and simply disabled the wireless driver...but that's not very convenient.

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Jan 20, 2014

for a while I've been using netsh to add some IP addresses to the standard windows loopback adapter (interface idx=1) which worked fine until today when I ran windows update.

I have always used this command to assign my loopback adapter an extra IP:

netsh int ip add addr 1 address= mask= st=ac

(using an example IP address)

But since installing the updates, this returns the following error message:

Failed to configure the DHCP service. The interface may be disconnected.The system cannot find the file specified.

However, when I do "netsh int ip show int" it clearly shows the following interfaces:

Idx Met MTU State Name
--- ---------- ---------- ------------ ---------------------------
1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
3 25 1500 connected Wi-Fi
4 5 1500 disconnected Local Area Connection* 2

and it's not disconnected at all. The only fix I have found so far was reinstalling windows 8.1 and not installing any updates... I just installed the updates again and it stopped working.

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