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Windows 7: Connecting to workgroup with 7 Home

02 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I have posted a screen shot of the working and non working comptuers. Both on wireless, the working one using 7 Pro 64x with default settings except that I turned off IPv6. Maybe i need to change his node type from p2p to hybrid?

As a somewhat related question I've been having problems with the 7 Pro computer reconnecting to the wireless after sleep. I have the usb port which the receiver is plugged into set to not power off and the network is set to connect automatically, but after sleep it loses internet. But the network which is in range and if i click connect it works fine. Any ideas?

Thanks again for all the help.

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02 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

The first one shows something interesting and also incorrect. Hybrid is an old standard and should not be used.

The first picture is showing your IPv6 address mixed with the IPv4 settings which isn't correct. It also has the IPv6 address showing up as your first default gateway then it lists the IPv4 routers default gateway below it.

You should be using > only for the default gateway. This isn't going to work the way it is now. Those IPv4 and IPv6 addresses need to be seperate. I'm not sure what could have caused this but it's definately not correct.

I would say that either someone attempted to use a static IP and typed in all the addresses incorrectly or the router you are using is not up to date, because of this it's not assigning the DHCP addresses correctly.

I would go with using DHCP settings on both the IPv4 properties and also set your router to use DHCP in your routers settings. I would also update the routers firmware before I did anything else.
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02 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hey thanks for all the help. The router and his computer were already set to use DHCP, changing the node is what fixed it. I'm not really familiar with nodes, all I knew is that the choices are peer-peer, brodacast, hybrid and mixed. From what i could find apparently peer-peer only works when you have a WINS server. I feel like hybrid is the best because it uses both WINS and broadcast.

Thanks again for all the help.
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