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Windows 7: Another Homegroup Problem (Tried Everything)

09 Nov 2011   #11
Jordank

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes. I wasn't running any anti virus software to begin with, the only thing that has changed is the router.

Any other suggestions?


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09 Nov 2011   #12
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you called Shaw? If your previous router worked, and your current router doesn't (let's assume your equipment is functioning correctly and the new equipment is the problem), then there's something going on with your new router that is preventing ipv6 from working correctly. Give them a call, tell them your homegroup situation, and see what they have to say about it.

In the meantime, can you leave the homegroup on both computers and create a workgroup, have both computers join it, and see if you can share files? If you have questions about advanced file sharing, let us know and we'll help you with those settings.
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10 Nov 2011   #13
Jordank

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Have you called Shaw? If your previous router worked, and your current router doesn't (let's assume your equipment is functioning correctly and the new equipment is the problem), then there's something going on with your new router that is preventing ipv6 from working correctly. Give them a call, tell them your homegroup situation, and see what they have to say about it.

In the meantime, can you leave the homegroup on both computers and create a workgroup, have both computers join it, and see if you can share files? If you have questions about advanced file sharing, let us know and we'll help you with those settings.
I've considered calling Shaw about the issue, but I don't know if it's technical failure on their end. I was with Telus previously, and switched over to Shaw, so I can't blame it on a faulty router, as I truly don't know (and don't think) that it is. Telus and Shaw both used different routers.
I'm not overly concerned about the fact that I can't share files, because realistically speaking I can just pop any files needed over to the other computer with a thumb drive, or yes, I could make a work group.
My question here is to gain a better understanding of what is going on underneath, and why in fact it's not working. I'm usually quite savvy with situations like these, so when a problem arises that I can't manage to fix, I like to know the reason why, and I like to find out how, in fact, to fix it.
Which is where you guys come in! :P

Any additional help is appreciated, but I may give them a call and ask for some support on the issue.
Figured I'd try here first before having someone come out and help me.
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10 Nov 2011   #14
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It maybe that the Cisco router cannot do IPv6. From my understanding of homegroup IPv6 is needed. Check with your ISP to see if it is.


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10 Nov 2011   #15
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Leaving the homegroup and creating and joining a workgroup is part of the troubleshooting process. I wasn't asking if you knew how to do it - I want to see if there are other networking issues going on.
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10 Nov 2011   #16
Jordank

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Leaving the homegroup and creating and joining a workgroup is part of the troubleshooting process. I wasn't asking if you knew how to do it - I want to see if there are other networking issues going on.
Ahh, forgive me, I thought you were offering a solution. I will definitely try this when I get home.
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03 Dec 2011   #17
nighttalk

Windows 7 U x64
 
 

Hi there,
I have the same issue after changed to Show moldem/router. (same model)
I have the same one as you do, I have also tried everything.

(I have one computer wired to router, and 4 others on wireless)

Today, I digged out my old linksys WRT160N rounter and hook-up 2 of my wireless computer. I successfully created homegroup on one machine and joined the 2nd one.
After the setup, I disconnected the linksys router and connected back to new cisco one.
If I don't change any homegrounp setting, I can access all the folder/HD without issue.

feels like something in that cisco moldem/router blocking the setup request.....

still have no idea how to fix it.
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15 Mar 2012   #18
SirfixIT

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
its the cisco modem

<SEMI SOLVED>

I have tried everything as well to get the homegroup connected using that modem/router (from shaw), the cisco modem has essentually everything turned off (firewall etc), I've gone through every troubleshooting method on the net....the above poster had done exactly what I did to get it working.

connect the computers to a little linksys router or whatever, join the homegroup. violla. you can now plug back into your cisco modem and still be connected to the homegroup.

I joined this forum just to say that! this Cisco DPC3825 modem/router has something screwy going on.
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