I have an iMac running El Capitan, an Intel NUC with Windows 10 and a Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC (for now, but I've also tried OSMC and Raspbmc). I have a simple WiFi network with no Windows domain or anything.
The Mac and the Pi can see each other in their network browsers, but not the NUC. The NUC's Network only shows the NUC. All of them are in the same workgroup (
WORKGROUP) and all of them can ping each other. On the Mac, I can use Finder's 'Connect to Server...' option to add
smb://10.0.0.199/sharename (which is the IP of the NUC) to access a share alright, and I can open
\\10.0.0.99 on the NUC to access the Mac alright too. But the Windows computer(s) don't show icons for the Macs in the 'Network Neighborhood' equivalent and the Mac and Linux (Pi) computers don't show the Windows PCs.
Configuring networks and sharing on Windows has always been a trial-and-error process for me. Just mess with various settings till something works and that's how I've even gotten these machines to ping or access each other.
What am I doing wrong? Is there a guide to setting up a non-domain network the proper way with mixed platforms?