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Windows 7: Can see the homegroup but cannot join it


06 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and 64bit
 
 
Can see the homegroup but cannot join it

I have three computers in my home network:

2 are running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit edition &
1 is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit editions

One of 32bits was an upgrade from Vista and the two others were clean installs. I created the homegroup on the 64bit machine and I was able to join the homegroup from one of the 32bit(clean install) machines. However, the other 32bit machine is able to see the homegroup but cannot join. Based on the various thread on forum here is some additional piece of infromation on the machine that cannot connect:
1) I removed Norton 360 from the machine. It is now running Microsoft Security Essentails just like the other two machines. Created the homegroup times 3 after removing Norton 360 ver 4, with no luck.
2) I can see teh other two machines over the Network and even share resources(not through the homegroup)
3) Connects to network wirelessly
4) Has a fixed IP address.

I have done all the recommeded troubleshooting synchronizing time, Network Type is "Home", Network Discovery is on etc.

Please advice.

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

On the machine that wasn't a clean install, can you please run the batch file below on that machine.

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.


Download Renew IP + Reset Winsock Batch File

After that can you please post a screen shot of your ipconfig /all from the problem machine.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and 64bit
 
 

I ran the batch file. However, it intialized by Adapter Properties too. I setup the IP address, Mask, Gateway and DNS server before I ran the ipconfig /all. Below are the results:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ashni-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-12-BE-37
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10d6:df0e:40c3:b9f9%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.200(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201334112
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0F-35-8B-00-00-1D-60-12-BE-37
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.{C51646CD-304B-4859-8434-93FDC6EA293F}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:caa:1573:52ba:3b48(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::caa:1573:52ba:3b48%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


I have tried to join the Homegroup after running the batch file, the machine still fails to connect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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