Help - one PC streams audio, the other doesn't
Help - any network experts out there?
I have two computers hardwired via a DHCP-enabled router to my Pioneer SC-LX85 amp; a PC running Windows7 64-bit and a laptop running Windows7 32-bit.
The amp can see the laptop and streams all its music files, including 192kHz/24-bit FLACs, perfectly. But it can't see the PC, no matter how much I shout at it!
I've checked the various configuration sources and the two machines are:-
Control Panel/Network & Sharing Center = both machines show the SC-LX85 in their "Full Network Map".
Control Panel/Devices and Printers = on the laptop, the SC-LX85 shows in the "Devices" area. It doesn't show on the PC and clicking on "Add a Device" doesn't.....
Control Panel/Device Manager/System Devices = on the laptop the SC-LX85 shows in the list. On the PC it doesn't, and clicking on "Scan for hardware changes" doesn't add it.....
Both machines are running Windows Media Player 12 and on both, clicking on "Stream/More streaming options" shows the SC-LX85 in the local network devices panel. And both show it as "Allowed access using default settings" amd "Allowed".
So it seems that on a network level the PC can see the amp, but the amp can't see the PC. And the PC flatly refuses to stream.
Any suggestions most welcome. And in answer to the obvious question "why not just use the laptop", sadly it isn't mine.....
Regards - David