Question Can't see my SMB shares

tinpanalley

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I'm going a little bit nuts with this.
EVERY device that can access my home network shares does so perfectly smoothly. But for a reason I can't figure out, my new laptop refuses to see them.
I have my WiFi setup using the first pod of my tplink mesh system as my router. My internet comes in coax to my ISP's modem, from there a line goes straight to the router and all WiFi is handled by that device. The laptop is new, mind you and running Windows 11 so there may be some wonky MS setting that I have yet to fix on it.
What can I check? I'm going crazy trying different things.
 

Ralston18

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"I have my WiFi setup using the first pod of my tplink mesh system as my router."

Exactly how did you set that up? Reference?

What IP addresses are being used? How is it all configured?

Double check that the new laptop does not have both the wired and wireless network adapters enabled at the same time.

Run "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) via the laptop's Command Prompt. Post the results.

You should be able to copy and paste the results without needing to retype everything.
 

tinpanalley

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Exactly how did you set that up? Reference?
Internet goes coax from wall to the modem.
Modem feeds the first tplink pod which is also a router as well.
That pod feeds the desktop, a few other ethernet devices and WiFi to our home.
Double check that the new laptop does not have both the wired and wireless network adapters enabled at the same time.
It doesnt.
 

tinpanalley

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Run "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) via the laptop's Command Prompt. Post the results.
C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E4-A8-DF-DE-BB-76
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9E-2F-9D-9B-C1-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DE-2F-9D-9B-C1-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8852BE WiFi 6 802.11ax PCIe Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-2F-9D-9B-C1-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cde2:a76:27c9:7a8e%18(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.68.113(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 30, 2022 20:16:40
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 30, 2022 22:16:43
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::62a4:b7ff:fe9a:5f3c%18
192.168.68.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.68.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 178007965
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-2A-59-73-67-E4-A8-DF-DE-BB-76
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 135.19.0.18
70.80.0.66
24.200.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

It's safe to post all this, right? ;)
 
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