Missing from Network

I wonder if anyone has yet found an answer to the missing computer on the network list problem?
I have four on a network as follows -
Laptop Windows 10 64 bit - Listed on 'network'
Old laptop Windows 10 32 bit - Listed on Network
PC windows 10 32 bit - MISSING on network
PC Windows 7 32 bit - Listed on network.

I have tried most suggestions to be found on various forums, but no success so far. Any help would be appreciated.


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see how many users allowed on the router

It would be in the number of DHCP addresses allowed. If it's limited to only 3, then a 4th won't be assigned an IP address.

Are you able to use a browser on that computer and just can't see shared folders?

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A PC does not show unless it has a SHARE.

This is pretty well beat up and yes there is a hack to make it show without a share but I don't support that.

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Missing from network

I'm grateful for your responses, and thought I would let you know the latest position.
After a considerable amount of tweaking, and trying all known 'cures' from various forums - I gotr absolutely nowhere, the problem still in evidence.

I decided that I would get all computers out of the home group - remove the shared items from all computers, and look at the permissions situation.
After this, I shut them all OFF for half an hour.
I restarted just one machine, and started a fresh homegroup with a new password. Did the necessary folder sharing adjustments. and rebooted the PC.

I did this on all computers, and (fingers crossed) at the moment (I emphasise at the moment) all is well and the problems seems to be addressed.
All windows users will be aware that my caution is well founded - hopefully tomorrow will be the same, and the next day...etc.....etc.

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Missing from network

I forgot to mention that I deliberately used a different PC on which to initialize a new homegroup.

Previously this was set up on a 32 bit windows 10 PC - NOW it is setup on a 64 bit PC.

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