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30 Nov 2009  

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahosser View Post
I have a network setup with in our home, and am able to connect to it through windows 7 but after a bit of time all the other computers dissappear off of the network. Also I am having difficutly sharing my folders on the network. The other computers in my home operate on Vista or lower so I am not sure of the issue. I have lowered the encryption and allowed windows to activly look for networks which it does well but it will only do this for a short period of time. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Like I said the network will apper and I do have access to it on occassion but then disappers and will not return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi and welcome

Im pretty confident you are using homegroup for networking. Homegroup works well when only win 7 machines are on it but in a mixed environment it is iffy. there is a pretty simple solution. Instead of using homegroup, you can change to a work modol and use workgroup. that should make sharing easier and encrypion as well. homegroup uses IPv6, which can cause random drops, disconnects, etc.

To change to workgroup go into networking and set up new networj using the workgroup. when it is set up and working you can simply disable IPv6 and kill the homegroup.

Let us know if you need help with that

Kenn J++
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