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Windows 7: IPv6 is on, but can't join homegroup!


16 Oct 2009   #1
shawn10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bits)
 
 
IPv6 is on, but can't join homegroup!

Hey everyone!

So I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits on my computer.

When I go in the control panel, to create a homegroup, it asks me what I want to share, then I click on next, and it says it won't create a homegroup because I need to have Internet Protocol V6 (IPv6) activated.

So I went to the network and sharing center, in the CP, change adapter settings, right-clicked on my connection, clicked on properties, and, yes, IPv6 was on.
So I tried again and it still won't work. I tried turning it off, trying it again then turning it back on again, nothing. I updated my driver for the Ethernet, still won't work.

So I tried creating a homegroup on another computer, it worked, but I can't join on my computer for same reason.

Anyone have this problem?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawn10 View Post
Hey everyone!

So I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits on my computer.

When I go in the control panel, to create a homegroup, it asks me what I want to share, then I click on next, and it says it won't create a homegroup because I need to have Internet Protocol V6 (IPv6) activated.

So I went to the network and sharing center, in the CP, change adapter settings, right-clicked on my connection, clicked on properties, and, yes, IPv6 was on.
So I tried again and it still won't work. I tried turning it off, trying it again then turning it back on again, nothing. I updated my driver for the Ethernet, still won't work.

So I tried creating a homegroup on another computer, it worked, but I can't join on my computer for same reason.

Anyone have this problem?
Shawn

Haven't heard of that problem but you dont have to use homegroup to network. You can use workgroup. That would also avoid the IPv6 problem because workgroup doesn't need it and workgroup is easier to share.

Hope this helps

Ken
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16 Oct 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing that may be causing problems with this is if you are using a router/switch between the Windows 7 machines in a potential homegroup the router/switch has to be compatible with IPv6.

some older hardware may not be fully compatible and this produce an error
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16 Oct 2009   #4
shawn10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bits)
 
 
Workgroup?

Is workgroup the same thing as public folder sharing, as seen in Windows Vista? I am very familiar with the Start, Network feature in Vista and I have seen this in Windows 7. What is the difference between workgroup and homegroup? I wanted to create a homegroup because I thought it would be easier to share media and files around the 8 computers in the house.

My hardware is pretty decent. I bought this new ``Biostar`` motherboard a couple of months ago on TigerDirect, and my router is a Belkin N+, which I bought this summer, around mid-July at Futureshop.

The computer I used to create the workgroup has a 6-year old wireless adapter card in it, and it worked. My computer, with the Biostar motherboard (lol), is wired to the router... the only problem is the IPv6... is there something to configure in the router in order to make it work?

I took screenshots and attached them to this post. Thanks!!


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16 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawn10 View Post
Is workgroup the same thing as public folder sharing, as seen in Windows Vista? I am very familiar with the Start, Network feature in Vista and I have seen this in Windows 7. What is the difference between workgroup and homegroup? I wanted to create a homegroup because I thought it would be easier to share media and files around the 8 computers in the house. Both win 7 and vista have sharing of public folders. the difference between workgroup and homegroupis that workgroup can funtion in envirnments where there are servers and controllers. Homegroup cant. homegroup needs IPv6 and workgroup doesn't. In terms of connecting a home network it has turned out that the workgroup is easier. Also IPv6 isnt even being used YET and older devices cant handle it

My hardware is pretty decent. I bought this new ``Biostar`` motherboard a couple of months ago on TigerDirect, and my router is a Belkin N+, which I bought this summer, around mid-July at Futureshop.

The computer I used to create the workgroup has a 6-year old wireless adapter card in it, and it worked. My computer, with the Biostar motherboard (lol), is wired to the router... the only problem is the IPv6... is there something to configure in the router in order to make it work? If you are in a workgroup it doesnt even need to be on

I took screenshots and attached them to this post. Thanks!!
As to what is preventing you from networking in homegroup (or is it a workgroup now) im not sure of yet.

Are both computers able to access the internet?

Is this a typical setup cable modem>router>pC's

thanks

Ken
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16 Oct 2009   #6
shawn10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bits)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawn10 View Post
Is workgroup the same thing as public folder sharing, as seen in Windows Vista? I am very familiar with the Start, Network feature in Vista and I have seen this in Windows 7. What is the difference between workgroup and homegroup? I wanted to create a homegroup because I thought it would be easier to share media and files around the 8 computers in the house. Both win 7 and vista have sharing of public folders. the difference between workgroup and homegroupis that workgroup can funtion in envirnments where there are servers and controllers. Homegroup cant. homegroup needs IPv6 and workgroup doesn't. In terms of connecting a home network it has turned out that the workgroup is easier. Also IPv6 isnt even being used YET and older devices cant handle it

My hardware is pretty decent. I bought this new ``Biostar`` motherboard a couple of months ago on TigerDirect, and my router is a Belkin N+, which I bought this summer, around mid-July at Futureshop.

The computer I used to create the workgroup has a 6-year old wireless adapter card in it, and it worked. My computer, with the Biostar motherboard (lol), is wired to the router... the only problem is the IPv6... is there something to configure in the router in order to make it work? If you are in a workgroup it doesnt even need to be on

I took screenshots and attached them to this post. Thanks!!
As to what is preventing you from networking in homegroup (or is it a workgroup now) im not sure of yet.

Are both computers able to access the internet?

Is this a typical setup cable modem>router>pC's

thanks

Ken

Yeah, cable modem, then router, then computers
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16 Oct 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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can both computer access the internet?

please type this in search cmd>ipconfig /all and take a screenshot of the output. You can also use the built in snipping tool by typing snipping tool in search.

You can upload it by using the attachment icon(shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form

thanks

Ken
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16 Oct 2009   #8
shawn10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bits)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
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can both computer access the internet?

please type this in search cmd>ipconfig /all and take a screenshot of the output. You can also use the built in snipping tool by typing snipping tool in search.

You can upload it by using the attachment icon(shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form

thanks

Ken
Sure, yes they can all access the internet perfectly fine. What is this `prefered` thing beside the IPv4 adress?
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16 Oct 2009   #9
shawn10

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bits)
 
 
Solution

Thanks Ken! But I found a solution to my problem. Apparently, not sure why, but Windows did not change the settings in the registry after enabling IPv6. I found a solution over here.


For anyone else having this problem:


1. Click Start. Search for run and press enter. In the field, type regedit and press OK.

2. In the registry, navigate to the following [COLOR=#7DA7D9 ! important][COLOR=#7DA7D9 ! important]registry [COLOR=#7DA7D9 ! important]key[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SYSTEM
\CurrentControlSet
\Services
\Tcpip6
\Parameters
3. In the right pane, right-click on “DisabledComponents” and select modify. In the value data field, type “0″ (without quotations) and press OK.
4. Reboot your computer and it should work. It did for me.
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21 Oct 2009   #10
gizbug

Windows 7
 
 

I dont' even have "disabledcomponents" listed.
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