Here's the deal - I've got three laptops (all of them on the same OS = Windows 10 Home 64-bit; all updates/fixes installed). To make it more clear, this is how the structure looks like:

  • Laptop no 1 (let's call it server) - it has installed Firebird database and medical software which uses the database
  • Laptop no 2 and 3 has the same medical software but they link/connect to the database from laptop #1

When I had previously Windows 8.1 everything worked smoothly - on laptop#1 I've shared necessary files and voila - worked like a charm. After upgrade to Windows 10 we've noticed that often the connection/file sharing between laptops is broken. This is frustrating because all computers work on the same Wi-Fi (they are pretty close to each other; no metal/brick walls etc), the same workgroup. But still the problem exists.

Any ideas for potential fixes or what i can change in the system settings to improve this situation?

  • What troubleshooting steps have you tried? Have you made sure that file sharing is enabled? – Justin Krejcha Dec 30 '17 at 21:28
  • @JustinKrejcha yeah, it's enabled. The issue is weird mainly because it sometimes works, sometimes not. I've disabled any screensavers, battery plan set for performance, wifi card eco mode is disabled. – Paweł Skaba Dec 30 '17 at 21:31
  • When it doesn't work, I assume you just can't connect to it at all? – Justin Krejcha Dec 30 '17 at 21:33
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    In production environments, avoid wireless like the plague for applications that require a persistent connection to a database. That's what remote desktop/remote app technologies are for. – I say Reinstate Monica Dec 30 '17 at 22:07
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    Your description of the problem is still rather vague, but I have found that my Windows 10 Wi-Fi connectivity within my Workgroup is noticeably more reliable when I disable the Fast Startup function that is on by default. And to add onto the good advice that Twisty posted, a work environment with "mission essential" machines probably shouldn't be configured with the Home version of Windows, either. – Run5k Dec 30 '17 at 23:33

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