Enabling Network discovery in Windows 8

If you are unable to find, for example, a network printer on a networked PC, you may need to enable Network discovery. Follow these steps to enable this feature.

  1. To begin, right click the Network system icon on the taskbar and click Open Network and Sharing Center

  2. In the Network and Sharing Center, click Change advanced sharing settings

  3. In the Advanced sharing settings, under Network discovery, select Turn on network discovery and then click Save changes to finish

You have now enabled network discovery, and you will be able to discover other devices on the network!

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