I was recently trying to get my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop to see the network drive on my Asus RT-N56U router with no success. It was a bit frustrating because my Windows 8 Pro desktop could see the drive on the router without any issues. Some search results talked about changing registry settings or changing values under the Group Policy Editor but these did not apply to Windows 7 Home Premium.

Ultimately I came across this one post here that suggested to add an entry to the hosts file. After adding “192.168.1.1  RT-N56U” to the bottom of the list poof I could now see a network place called “RT-N56U” inside file explorer. Wooty Woot !


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