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Windows 7: Network identification problem

18 Nov 2009   #1
SLOT

Windows 7
 
 
Network identification problem

I have 3PCs at home with win7. My pc has 2 network connections:
1. Internet connection (wired)
2. LAN connection (wired)

My pc gets internet through connection 1 and then shares it through connection 2, as simple as that, but here's the problem.

I can change connection 1 type and put everything I want public/work/home and all is great, but no matter what I do I just can't change the type of my LAN connection 2, it's always identified as public and it can't be changed (grayed out). Therefore I can't create homegroup. Guys, I really tried everything, but no luck, connection 2 is public and can't be changed. My pc has win7 x64, two other pcs have win7 x32


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18 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SLOT View Post
I have 3PCs at home with win7. My pc has 2 network connections:
1. Internet connection (wired)
2. LAN connection (wired)

My pc gets internet through connection 1 and then shares it through connection 2, as simple as that, but here's the problem.

I can change connection 1 type and put everything I want public/work/home and all is great, but no matter what I do I just can't change the type of my LAN connection 2, it's always identified as public and it can't be changed (grayed out). Therefore I can't create homegroup. Guys, I really tried everything, but no luck, connection 2 is public and can't be changed. My pc has win7 x64, two other pcs have win7 x32
What is so important about making it homegroup? You can have a workgroup instead and that also means you can turn off IPv6 which causes problems in the first place


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18 Nov 2009   #3
SLOT

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=zigzag3143;389053]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SLOT View Post
What is so important about making it homegroup? You can have a workgroup instead and that also means you can turn off IPv6 which causes problems in the first place


Ken J++
IPv6 was turned off and it didn't help.
I don't like unsolved problems ...
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18 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is a pretty well known issue, from what I've read. I found a thread over at Microsoft that may help:

Windows 7 RC - I can't change my network from public to work

There are a lot of posts in there, but scroll down to the post by Isendaloft and see if that helps.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Turn on IPv6 if you want Homegroup.

But as ZigZag says, classic sharing method (Workgroup) is a much "better" solution.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Turn on IPv6 if you want Homegroup.

But as ZigZag says, classic sharing method (Workgroup) is a much "better" solution.
I agree, but workgroup/homegroup isn't related to this problem IMHO. I believe Windows cannot determine the network type and defaults to a public network and will not allow it to be changed.
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