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Workaround To Stop Multiple Genie Media Servers On Win 8.1

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Workaround To Stop Multiple Genie Media Servers On Win 8.1

First off many thanks to Xircal in Microsoft Community Forums.

 

After submitting this issue to Microsoft I was fortunate enough to receive help from Xircal who helped me find a workaround to stop the Genie Media Servers from duplicating in Win 8.1 Devices and Printers section.  Here's all you need to do:

 

1. Open the Network and Sharing Center

2. Click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings

3. Turn off Network Discovery

 

I don't know what impact turning off Network Discovery has on my computers but I don't care. I just wanted to be able to keep using Genie, it's a convenient tool for me.

 

The full Microsoft session on this topic is found here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-networking/netgear-genie-wreaks-havoc-in...

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Re: Workaround To Stop Multiple Genie Media Servers On Win 8.1

Update from Xircal,

 

Keep in mind that in using this workaround to access the router interface from Genie you will need to re-enable Network Discovery.

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