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Windows 7: Joining homegroup failure.


13 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Joining homegroup failure.

I am trying to connect with a wired LAN connected PC to a homegroup which is composed by wi-fi connected systems, joining fails.

If I connect the same PC by wi-fi joining ok.

If I connect one of the other PC with wired LAN join fails.

So it seems like wired PC cannot join with wi-fi PC, not related to one PC.

Systems can see each other in network and communicate well, the only things that fails is homegroup joining.

I have to keep one machine connected directly wired so I'd like to fix this problem.

All machine have a new Windows 7 x64 installation. Ipv6 is installed and working.

Thanks for your help.


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13 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Usually it's the other way around with wireless machines having problems joining a Homegroup.

Is there more than one router or access point in this network? Rebooting the router and making sure that everything is using the same default gateway, same subnet etc. might be a good idea but I'm sure you checked that, and the workgroup seems to be working as you mentioned.

You might try changing the Peer Networking services setting at ' services.msc from Manual to Automatic delayed start up which can sometimes fix this type of problem "first picture below" right click each service and choose properties to change the setting.

Another possible fix for this would be to first leave the current Homegroup from all machines in this network, then Delete all files that reside in the PeerNetworking folder on each machine. This can often times fix join or leaving the Homegroup type of problems. After that reboot all machines then create a new Homegroup and see if anything changes.

Location> C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking



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14 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is just one router. All PC have a freshly new clean windows installation.

I tried all of your suggestions without success. The machine in wired LAN won't simply join the homegroup, no matter which one it is. I can join the homegroup if I install a wi-fi adapter and if I later connect with LAN, I am in the homegroup perfectly working, but then I'll have the same problem when I'll try to join another homegroup. I'd like to find a permanent solution that doesn't involve connecting to the wi-fi every time.

Thanks for your support.
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14 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcomax View Post
There is just one router. All PC have a freshly new clean windows installation.

I tried all of your suggestions without success. The machine in wired LAN won't simply join the homegroup, no matter which one it is. I can join the homegroup if I install a wi-fi adapter and if I later connect with LAN, I am in the homegroup perfectly working, but then I'll have the same problem when I'll try to join another homegroup. I'd like to find a permanent solution that doesn't involve connecting to the wi-fi every time.

Thanks for your support.
I'm not sure what you mean when you say join another Homegroup, there is only one Homegroup allow per network.

It sounds like your router is having a hard time with Homegroup, maybe a problem with IPv6, try updating the firmware on the router.
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14 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[QUOTE=chev65;2463958]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcomax View Post
I'm not sure what you mean when you say join another Homegroup, there is only one Homegroup allow per network.
I am currently doing some software development so I often switch between different customers, when I do, I join their homegroup. For now I am working with this homegroup but later I might have to join others and then rejoin this one later. So you see why I'd like to find a definitive solutions.

I cannot really upgrade the router firmware because is the customer hardware, I can advice it if I am sure that is really the problem.

So you think is a router problem? What could be causing the Ethernet ports of the router not to allowing homegroup joining? Is there any data I can supply so you can better troubleshoot the problem?

Router is a ZyXEL P-660HN-T1A

Thanks.
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15 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

[QUOTE=marcomax;2464425]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcomax View Post
I'm not sure what you mean when you say join another Homegroup, there is only one Homegroup allow per network.
I am currently doing some software development so I often switch between different customers, when I do, I join their homegroup. For now I am working with this homegroup but later I might have to join others and then rejoin this one later. So you see why I'd like to find a definitive solutions.

I cannot really upgrade the router firmware because is the customer hardware, I can advice it if I am sure that is really the problem.

So you think is a router problem? What could be causing the Ethernet ports of the router not to allowing homegroup joining? Is there any data I can supply so you can better troubleshoot the problem?

Router is a ZyXEL P-660HN-T1A

Thanks.
OK, Windows isn't going to allow you to switch between different Homegroups while you are still a member of the old Homegroup.

You would need to first leave the original Homegroup you are connected too before you attempt to join another Homegroup on a different network. This isn't a bug, it's made this way by design.

Windows won't allow you to join two different Homegroups at the same time.
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16 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know that, of course I will leave the group and join another, but I cannot join homegroups anyway unless I connect it by wifi.
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17 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcomax View Post
I know that, of course I will leave the group and join another, but I cannot join homegroups anyway unless I connect it by wifi.
If you tried the steps I posted and they didn't work then most likely there is a set up problem with your router. If you can post the ipconfig/all from these machines I can see if there is a gateway problem.
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17 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here you go:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Marco>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Marco-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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigab
it Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-CE-27-CB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b8cf:d5fc:e4ea:c903%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.11(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888188
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-77-68-71-00-1B-FC-CE-27-CB

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{6B353C4B-79CB-43B7-97EA-A1601ADB6143}:

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:1cae:980:c2f8:573a(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1cae:980:c2f8:573a%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Marco>

C:\Users\Massimo>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TOPO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-0A-A9-74-84-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-E4-00-4E-BE-AA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7d8f:176b:7239:6fa7%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.13(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 192472064
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-D1-99-D3-78-E4-00-4E-BE-AA

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.121.121.14
106.186.17.181
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C976DB1C-F834-47EA-9275-E2C7E185DA04}:

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:381f:c323:c2f8:573a(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::381f:c323:c2f8:573a%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\V>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : V-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-86-3B-57-CB-C9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin USB Wireless Adaptor
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-86-3B-57-CB-C9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f977:9ff7:156c:f388%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.12(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 235439675
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-62-B1-ED-08-86-3B-57-CB-C9

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{BFA83B94-9F8A-4AA7-AAAF-B7622C13D26B}:

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3024:b488:c2f8:573a(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3024:b488:c2f8:573a%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\V>
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18 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Everything looks good there. I'm thinking that this router is having a problem with IPv6 or some other problem with the wired connection or router.

If this is some type of Windows problem I've never seen it before and that goes back to over 5 years ago working right here in the networking forum.
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