network discovery

  lokoponty 04 Feb 11
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in the advanced sharing option of my win 7.the network discovery is always off even when i try to turn it on it still goes off immediately.is there a way i can get it to be on permanently because i share my internet connection and its making it difficult for connection.

  Bris 05 Feb 11

The following is an extract from Windows help & support in Vista, but dont know if it applies to W7 but its worth checking out. Also be aware that XP does not support network discovery but there is a hotfix available from Microsoft, I have tried it and it works ok. Any of your PCs that have XP will need to have the hotfix installed in order to participate in network discovery.

Hope this is of some help.

Network discovery requires that the dnscache, fdrespub, ssdpsrv, and upnphost services are started, that the Windows Firewall exception for network discovery is enabled, and that other firewalls are not interfering with network discovery. If some but not all of these are true, the network discovery state will be shown as Custom.

  Bris 05 Feb 11

These are the instructions for W7:

Network discovery requires that the DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host services are started, that network discovery is allowed to communicate through Windows Firewall, and that other firewalls are not interfering with network discovery. If some but not all of these are true, the network discovery state will be shown as Custom.

  dawood 13 Feb 11

Check out this network discovery in Windows 7 article click here , maybe could help you.

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