I have a very annoying issue with network connections. This is the setup:
PC 1 --> Router (wired connection)
PC 2 --> Router (wired connection)
The router has a 4 port gigabit switch.
Both computers can connect to internet with no problems. Both computers have shared directories and connections work perfectly.
The problem starts when I reboot PC 2. After reboot is complete, I can connect PC 2 to PC 1 (i.e. I can see the shared directories with no problems), but PC 1 is not able to see anymore PC 2: I get a “the path was not found” error
The only way to solve this issue is reboot PC 1 too.
Both computers have Win 7 64 Ultimate.
The weird thing is that if I reboot PC 1, PC 2 is still able to see it when I try to access shared directories and no reboot for PC 2 is needed.
This problem happens only in PC 1
I have no idea what can be the cause. Only a reboot can solve the issue, but it is a very annoying solution, because to reboot I have to stop everything running in PC 1 (not funny if I’m encoding an mkv file and waste hours of work )
Any ideas about what can be the cause? What confuse me is that both computers have the same operative system with the same settings, but of course there must be something working wrong in PC 1.
Any suggestion is welcome