Computer icon won't appear under workgroup

By li_vliz
Dec 3, 2006
  1. hi, i wonder why does my other computer connected with my comp doesn't appear under the workgroup when i open my network-neighbourhood. but i can access the computer by typing its name on the address bar. both my comp is already located in the same workgroup.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Any luck if you turn off your software firewall? Windows uses SMB to broadcast shares. The port used for SMB is 445, so this will need to be open for sure, but temporarily disable your firewall to make certain it isn't blocking it.
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