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Windows 7: IPv6 problem


30 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 
IPv6 problem

I have two computers on my home network and would like to set up a homegroup between them. The problem is when I create a homegroup on a computer, when i go to the other one instead of asking me to join it it asks me to create a new one.
So effectively I end up creating two homegroups on the same network.

What I noticed though was that when I disabled IPv6 on my computer it found the existing homegroup, the problem then is when I enter the password and click join I get an error message saying 'IPv6 must be enabled.'

How can I get the existing homegroup to show up with IPv6 enabled

Thanks.

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30 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

Why do you want IPV6 enabled?

You have no use for it atm...
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30 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

When I try to join the homegroup though it says 'IPv6 must be enabled', but when it is enabled it doesn't find the existing homegroup.
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30 Dec 2009   #4

 

have a look here..
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...homegroup.html

Also under ur network adapter, is network discovery turned on?
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Or you could leave IPv6 off and just make a workgroup based new network. Takes about 5 minutes. It uses IPv4 which works better on mixed networks


Ken J+
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30 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

ye, on both computers network discovery is turned on.
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30 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

thanks, but I do already have a workgroup.
Its more of an annoyance to why its not working
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30 Dec 2009   #8

 

Rather than replying to members in diff post, try to quote and reply in a single post.

Anyways, did you try disabling the firewall rather than disabling IPv6?
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30 Dec 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Rather than replying to members in diff post, try to quote and reply in a single post.

Anyways, did you try disabling the firewall rather than disabling IPv6?
guess maybe we all should <g>
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