Quote: Originally Posted by trackrat
Had another go today, and have finally found out how to get teredo enabled and IPv6 working,and it still will not let me join the homegroup from my netbook.
Alyhough IPv6 is now enabled, it is showing IPv4 as default, any one got any ideas how to make IPv6 the default.
It doesn't really work like that. As it is we all use IPv4 to connect to the internet, that is the default for pretty much everyone right now.
But the 32 bit memory space with IPv4 is limited to 4,294,967,296 (232
) possible unique addresses.
The IPv6 protocol is in it's infancy and is currently only used only on the LAN "local area network" and is used for Homegroups only thus far. There are a couple of IPv6 addresses on the internet for testing purposes but thats about it so far.
By comparison the 128 bit IPv6 protocol has an address space that supports a total of 2128
) which is pretty much endless address space. Someday we will make the move to IPv6 for our daily internet connection but that day seems to be a long way off for now.
I'm not sure why you can't join the Homegroup from your netbook, it could be that the netbook isn't capible of joining a Homegroup, but I'll post a couple of links here that might help you figure it out. Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues Homegroup issues