Network Security asks for password everytime why?

  RISC OS user 17:26 26 Jan 2019

I have Windows 10 on my Laptop and my wife has Windows 8.1. In the past I have been able to access her PC via the Network, but now I am asked for the username and password every time if my Laptop has been rebooted before I can see her file and update them etc. My wife can always see my PC and is never asked for the relevant password etc. There are other times when she cannot see my PC which is quite annoying as we share one printer and if and when she gets a paper jam or other error her PC will not recognise that the problem has been cleared, to over come this in the short term she access "my" printer via the network and all prints correctly. Any thoughts on these problems? See here

  john bunyan 19:03 26 Jan 2019

Not sure but “Homegroup” was retired with the Windows 10 1809 update. I think you need “Nearby sharing” . Google for details

  Secret-Squirrel 12:10 27 Jan 2019

........I am asked for the username and password every time............

Apologies if you think I'm stating the obvious but have you ever ticked the "Remember my credentials" box?

If that doesn't help, and if it's only you and your wife on the home network, then do you actually need password-protected sharing enabled? If you don't then I can tell you how to turn it off.

  RISC OS user 12:39 27 Jan 2019

Thank you both for your replies. I would be pleased if you could give me more information on turning password protection off. I did tick the box each time to remember, but did not good!

  Secret-Squirrel 17:01 27 Jan 2019

........if you could give me more information on turning password protection off.

On your wife's PC, head over to Control Panel -> Network & Sharing Center -> Advanced Sharing Options (top left) -> expand the "All networks" section -> Turn off password protected sharing -> Save Changes.

If you decide to do it on your Win 10 PC as well then the instructions are the same as above.

You may find that you need to restart both PCs.

  RISC OS user 10:32 28 Jan 2019

Thank you for your last information. I did not realise that after changing the password protection it had to be saved!!!! I think that was my problem, I will have to wait now for my wife to agree to re-start her PC and see if that over comes my problem.

  RISC OS user 16:14 28 Jan 2019

Yes! all ok now, thank you

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