Win 10 networking issue


Expert Member
Dec 22, 2013
Hi all,

I just want to ask a few questions.


1x Win 10 Pro PC
1x Win 10 Home PC

Win 10 Pro PC has a Samsung lazer printer attached via USB cable.
Win 10 Pro PC is on a private network
Printer is shared.
PC is shared
Workgroup is "JOE" ( Joe is just a name replacement for the actual name )

What I want:

I need the Win 10 Home PC to be able to print through the network on the Win 10 Pro PC

Win 10 Home PC is on a public network ( I can't change it to private unless I'm missing something )

The Win 10 Home PC can ping the Win 10 Pro PC, but Explorer doesn't see it and \\ comes up with an error that it cant connect / find it
Pro PC is
Home PC is

Is it maybe possible I'm having issues because one is HOME and one is PRO? ( I've disabled firewall and all the usual stuff ).
Is it maybe possible the anti-virus is causing the issue? ( AV is NOD32 )

P.S. Before Win 10 HOME the user had Win 10 Pro and it worked. I could see the machine, access shared folders and the printer. Could this difference between one having HOME and one having PRO be the issue?

Any help would be appreciated.


New Member
Jan 24, 2019
Hi, should not cause an issue between home and pro. Have you tried to share the folder / printer with everyone, then try to access from the other pc?