I have two PC's, Win 7 Home Premium and Win 8 Pro, which share public folders. Both PCs connect to a Linksys wrt310n router via cat5e cables. As long as the Win 8 Pro is the master browser the public folders on the Win 8 Pro are available to the Win 7 PC. When the Win 8 PC is the master browser, the Win 8 File Explorer shows the both PCs. If the Win 7 PC becomes the master browser then the connection between Win 7 and Win 8 PCs is dropped. When Win 7 is the master browser, only the Win 7 appears in Win 8's File Explorer. I can move files from Win 8 to the Win 7 PC, but I cannot move files from Win 7 to Win 8.
I have tried the Troubleshooters mentioned above. The network / internet wizard finds nothing wrong, Both PCs always have access to the internet regardless of who is the master browser. When I run the network adapter wizard on the Win 7 PC is says the Win 8 Pro address does not exist. Strangely, the Win 8 Pro PC has full access to the Win 7 PC's public folders which means the adapter is connected to the network.
Any ideas to resolve this would be appreciated. Thanks!