We also may have to ping the other PC to see if the PC is on the same network. But first the name resolution may be in need of some help.
Let's say SHOP is the PC that needs to be found. On the SHOP PC open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG and press return.
The line I'll use is the IPv4 address. Mine is:
"IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.117"
Let me digress here. That address is non-rotatable and sharing it is not a security risk since it can't be reached from the Internet. Some folk shut down their own discussion as they demand the exact syntax but won't give up a local address. Moving on.
Now for the PC that needs to find SHOP we would add that to that PC's HOSTS file. Here's an article on how to edit the HOSTS file: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/
To test if our new hosts file is working on the other PC (not SHOP) we can open a command line to PING SHOP
This will work if the other PC and the SHOP PC are on the same LAN (local area network.) Some networks folk make do not put all the PCs on the same LAN so I'll start with getting the other PC the address of the SHOP PC to start and see where we go from here.
I recently Replaced my old Win 7 Computers with Newer Win 10 Pro Units.
One at the House and One at my Shop
The two buildings are 150 Feet Apart. Internet service is connected by a Wireless Bridge of 2 Ubiquity 5NanoAC units and works great for internet. ( thanks to previous help here )
I want to have access to some document files from House to shop and shop to House.
I have no Homegroup and read that its been Removed from Windows 10. The Provided Suggestion is using File Explorer to share files.
I'm instructed to Choose a File or Folder and right click to Give Access to Specific People. That brings up a Screen to Choose who to share with.
My Computer name shows in Control Panel as Home-LR
The only entry shown in the Choose who window is HP0913 BUT it shows when reviewed as HP0913\Home-LR. ???
I have Network Discovery Turned ON and Files sharing ALLOWED on both computers
The Computer in the Shop is Named SHOP but attempting to add it gives a message - "Windows was unable to find Shop"
So I attempted to add Dell0824\Shop ( like the format the Home-LR Computer shows as ) - Still no luck.
Already Confused -- but also...
The taskbar Network Icon shows I'm connected to Network 2 ?? I did not name it. Both Computers in Network Properties show to be connected to Network 2.
In Control Panel - both computers show Workgroup: WORKGROUP even though the system says there is no Workgroup option.
Any ideas as to where I'm going wrong ?
I can provide screenshots of my network profiles.
and description of my network hardware / layout.
Thanks for Looking