Question Win 10 quit connecting to other computer

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Home network consists of a Win7 machine, 2 XP machines, and a shared printer.

I just bought a Dell Laptop with Win10 V1803 on it. Out of the box I was able to connect to the network via WiFi.

Later, I took it close to the router to plug in LAN so I could get faster D/L for some things off the internet. I noticed that I lost network connectivity. Still had internet access.

I don't remember what all I did (Win10 is new to me), but 5 minutes later the laptop was networked again.

Now I've disconnected the LAN cable and am back to WiFi and all I can connect to is the internet. Apparently, a lot of folks have went thru this, and I have found only one "solved" online which didn't work for me.

I made sure both the "function discovery" services were set as everyone recommends, played with the SMB protocol settings, turned "file printer sharing" off and on.

Last thing I tried was resetting all network adapters and restarting.

Along the way I had also re-booted the router. So far.... nada.

Maybe I did things in the wrong order?

Thanks for your input,
Wolf
 
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Device Mgr. showed two adapters installed and working;

Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 Driver


According to the event log, the two network adapters were both installed a few weeks b4 I received the laptop.

I disabled the adapter that appears to be for a wired connection and ran ipconfig. (after re-boot);

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-I3TSTKO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D6-4B-5E-EE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6c28:be19:df71:37ac%3(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:47:45 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 26, 2019 10:47:45 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 33563862
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1F-1B-5A-79-00-26-B9-0E-B9-D2
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
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Last night I got frustrated and looked for a restore point.... found one created a couple hours after I first touched this machine and reverted OS to that point. This took a couple of hours watching a "please wait" screen.

Then I set about repeating all the setting changes related to networking per online suggestions I had read earlier in the day. When I finally got to clicking on SMB Direct, then my local area network showed up again.

This morning however it disappeared .... until a minute ago. LAN seems to come and go as it pleases. Nice work billy boy!
 
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Solved the network problem with Windows 10......

Got rid of Windows 10 and installed older more reliable OS..... I confess this took a few days with my work schedule, but then adding the machine to my home network and testing everything took all of 2 minutes.

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