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Windows 7: why is W7 networking so different (in a bad way) to XP

06 Apr 2009   #1

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
why is W7 networking so different (in a bad way) to XP

Right. First off i admit to not knowing a lot about networks but im sure this isnt right.
I have a wired network at home and on it i have a Popcornhour media streamer.
With XP as soon as the OS has loaded i can go to the Network browser on the PCH and it sees my work group and the PC and i can access my shared folders.
Same thing the other way around. If the PCH needs a re boot its all up and running agin within a min or so.
With Windows 7 7068 i have to wait anything up to half hour before my PCH can see my work group.
Same router, static IP addresses and DHCP server turned off.

Any ideas guys? please keep it simple.

dave.


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06 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Are you using Windows Firewall ?
If so, make sure the required ports are open... Seen this . . .
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06 Apr 2009   #3

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

No, im using Eset security as my FW but ive also tried it with no FW and still got the long delay.
Same FW settings as in XP.

Thanks

Dave.
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06 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Ok, does it get better if you disable IPV6 ?
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07 Apr 2009   #5

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

IPv6 is disabled already.
As none of my other devices use it i thought i would turn it off. i thought about turning it back on but as XP doesnt have it i doubt that will make a difference.

Thanks.

Dave.
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07 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Try disabling it via Registry.

Go to :
Hkey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters
Create new "DWORD 32" and name it "DisabledComponents"
Make the value in Hex to "FF"
Reboot

Better now ?
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07 Apr 2009   #7

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Thanks very much.
Im at work all day but will try it as soon as i can and report back.


dave.
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07 Apr 2009   #8

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Just wanted to report no difference at all.

Thanks for trying.

Dave.
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07 Apr 2009   #9

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

After two very long nights i really think the networking side of Windows 7 is ****.
I've wasted so many hours and one min it works, then without doing anything it all stops working. re boot to XP and its all fine so i know its not a hardware issue.
I thought we were progressing but obviously not.

Dave.
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07 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Weird, cause my network comes up Really fast.
Too bad you hadn't solve your problem.~
Cheers
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