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Windows 7: Really need serious help with workgroup please


26 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Really need serious help with workgroup please

Hey everybody

AFter installing win 7 x64 ultimate it worked like a beauty for about a week.. i managed to get my workgroup sorted out at home(cos the other 3 pcs are xp) i could share and access other users shared content. Suddenly the other day i start up my pc,theres a lil yellow exclatmation mark in a triangle on the lan/network icon on the bottom right of the screen,mshome shows no internet access,but i can connect to the internet(we have dsl with 3 seperate accounts on dialup) i just can't see my workgroup computers anymore and their shared content.. i did troubleshoot and it did state that i have a dns error of some sort..funny thing is when i connect to the internet the exclamation mark goes away..but i still cant see the workgroup users i think these problems starting occuring after doing a few windows updates maybe. please help.. been trying to figure this out for days.

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27 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackdanielz View Post
Hey everybody

AFter installing win 7 x64 ultimate it worked like a beauty for about a week.. i managed to get my workgroup sorted out at home(cos the other 3 pcs are xp) i could share and access other users shared content. Suddenly the other day i start up my pc,theres a lil yellow exclatmation mark in a triangle on the lan/network icon on the bottom right of the screen,mshome shows no internet access,but i can connect to the internet(we have dsl with 3 seperate accounts on dialup) i just can't see my workgroup computers anymore and their shared content.. i did troubleshoot and it did state that i have a dns error of some sort..funny thing is when i connect to the internet the exclamation mark goes away..but i still cant see the workgroup users i think these problems starting occuring after doing a few windows updates maybe. please help.. been trying to figure this out for days.
Hi JD and welcome

first are you running homegroup, or workgroup for networking?

Second can you type cmd in search>then>>ipconfig /all>then make a snapshot of the output and upload it to us?


Thanks

Ken
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27 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey ken

Thank you for the reply. Well i am running workgroup as that was the only way i could get my xp computers to work on the workgroup.. another thin i did use /ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew and i have all these things that say media disconnected.. heres my ipconfig /all image..

thanks


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28 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

strange thing.. i switch on the pc today.. and everythings back.. and working.. wtf lol
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Sometimes, a reboot is all you need
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28 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackdanielz View Post
Hey ken

Thank you for the reply. Well i am running workgroup as that was the only way i could get my xp computers to work on the workgroup.. another thin i did use /ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew and i have all these things that say media disconnected.. heres my ipconfig /all image..

thanks
What you have showing there is just the left over ipv6 entries for each network adaptor, the media disconnected messages are normal and only indicate that ipv6 is not connected to the WAN which is correct.

IPv6 is only used on the LAN for Homegroups, it's use on the WAN is limited to testing only so far.

Also, when ever you change the IP settings you need to reboot your machines in order for those settings to work so it's no wonder that everything worked after you rebooted.
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28 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thnx chev.. over the past 4 days i must've rebooted my pc about 15 times lol.. i never leave my pc on.. always put it off at night .. and in the morning i switch it off before going to work... but we did have a power trip lastnight... and all 5 pcs on the network reset including the router.. maybe that solved it ?
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28 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Resetting the router alone has fixed more networking problems than everything else combined so there is a good chance that is what fixed the problem. In this case I think the power outage probably did some good.
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