The computers on the home network can't see the other


Portable Windows 7 Ultimate my two computers cannot see each other on the home network. Both have their firewall off the coast. We have McAfee installed (but disabled). I can't ping or computers. Both are on the same workgroup. Both are on the home network. Both have their network discovery is enabled. Both have active LLTD protocols.

A computer cannot find homegroup on the other computer. I tried both ways. All important services are successfully started and running. No problems with network connectivity to the internet. I can ping sites like and I can't just ping the other laptop on the network. Any ideas?

Thank you


FYI: I have UltraVNC running on both computers. However, the program does not work b/c computers can't see each other. I also have LogMeIn installed on both. This works because logmein works via the internet.

Hope that you have found your answer now. I had the same problem and mine was the computers have been appointed the same you have he tried but if not try this:

·        Step 1) on your keyboard, press the 'key Windows and pause pause' to bring up the 'System Menu'.

Step 2) when the "System menu" appears on the lower right, click "change settings"

Step 3) click on "change" on the "System Properties".

Step 4) Change the 'computer name' (must be DIFFERENT! to other computers)

Step 5) press "ok" (you will get a pop up just press ok)

Properties of step 6) on systems ""change "" the ""computer name " the same as the one on (step 4)"

Step 7) click on ""okay ' and let the computer to restart (If it does not restart just disconnect and reconnect) "

Follow these steps and you shouldn't have a problem.

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