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Windows 7: Home Group and IP v6


18 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Home Group and IP v6

Or, I can see and share files but I can't join a Home Group...


We have a home network with 2 Gig-Ethernet connected desktops and one laptop with a wireless network card running 802.11g. All 3 systems run Windows 7 - the desktops run Professional, the laptop runs Ultimate. We set up a Home Group and both desktops fell right in, but when I try to have the laptop join it says, you need IP V6 on your network to do this.
  • I ran the Home Group troubleshooter to set it up; no luck.
  • I went to the Network Connections window and checked the properties on the wireless card; IP V6 is enabled using defaults.
  • When I do ipconfig -all, the desktop systems show an IP v6 address and the laptop doesn't.
I called D-Link, the router manufacturer, and they say it isn't a router problem; and in fact the router is fine and is serving IP v6 over Ethernet.

I'm not absolutely sure we need this, since I have the identical userid on one desktop and the laptop, and I can see and freely exchange files; I use GoodSync to keep a set of folders synchronized on both machines, and I just ran the sync with no problems. But - WHY am I not getting IP v6 on my wireless system? Is it the card? Does 802.11g not to IP V6?

Advice greatly appreciated.

hedera


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hedera View Post
Or, I can see and share files but I can't join a Home Group...


We have a home network with 2 Gig-Ethernet connected desktops and one laptop with a wireless network card running 802.11g. All 3 systems run Windows 7 - the desktops run Professional, the laptop runs Ultimate. We set up a Home Group and both desktops fell right in, but when I try to have the laptop join it says, you need IP V6 on your network to do this.
  • I ran the Home Group troubleshooter to set it up; no luck.
  • I went to the Network Connections window and checked the properties on the wireless card; IP V6 is enabled using defaults.
  • When I do ipconfig -all, the desktop systems show an IP v6 address and the laptop doesn't.
I called D-Link, the router manufacturer, and they say it isn't a router problem; and in fact the router is fine and is serving IP v6 over Ethernet.

I'm not absolutely sure we need this, since I have the identical userid on one desktop and the laptop, and I can see and freely exchange files; I use GoodSync to keep a set of folders synchronized on both machines, and I just ran the sync with no problems. But - WHY am I not getting IP v6 on my wireless system? Is it the card? Does 802.11g not to IP V6?

Advice greatly appreciated.

hedera
Hello hedera, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this link, see if your systems have this entry in their registry and if not perhaps this will help?

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Robert, that sounds quite promising; but that shows how to disable IPv6, and I want to enable it. I'm hoping when I look at my registry, that how to reverse the disable will be obvious... But thanks much for the response!

hedera
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hedera View Post
Robert, that sounds quite promising; but that shows how to disable IPv6, and I want to enable it. I'm hoping when I look at my registry, that how to reverse the disable will be obvious... But thanks much for the response!

hedera
The whole point here is that this reg key is absent, so create it as instructed and set to: 0 to enable all IPV6.

If the key is not there all IPv6 is disabled?

Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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