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Windows 7: Can't join Homegroup

04 Sep 2009   #91
adaro73

 
 

yesterday i tested again,
it seems that i have to set the network type to home EACH time a pc restarts.
I have the same problem on the 3 PCs.
when i set the network to home, the homegroup immediately appears.
is there a way to do this automatically on system start ?


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07 Sep 2009   #92
adaro73

 
 

nobody ?
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07 Sep 2009   #93
HRM

Win 7 ultimate 64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adaro73 View Post
Hi all,
if i run the troubleshooter, it finds that
the network is not set to 'home', the 'peer' something service is not active, and the homegroup must be refreshed.
thank you all !
Can you change it so that service is set to start and not to automatic or not running? Does that help?

How long have you waited before you repaired the net, does it eventually fix itself after 12 mins or so?

Do you use static IPs or a DHPC server? If it is the server, is the IP the same all the time? Try switching to "get IP automatically" and have the router be a DHCP server.
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07 Sep 2009   #94
adaro73

 
 

- i have done such modifications to the three services involved ( those starting with "peer" ), now they start automatically.
no change...
- if i wait, nothing happens, the homegroup is not found automatically, i have to troubleshoot and it works immediately ( i have to do it on the 3 PCs );
- i did not try dhcp, my pcs have 192.168.178.x ... ( 178 because the fritzbox router has this address built-in ).
i will try dhcp this evening.
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07 Sep 2009   #95
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Just a heads up.

I got it to work after some initial problems.
But I found it to be totally useless for my needs.

Once you share folders in the homegroup, anyone in that homegroup can see them, write and edit them.

I have folders I want my family to see/read, but not edit or write anything in it.
The only way that one could enforce restrictions seems to be using the users live or hotmail accounts which is a rediculous concept.
Plus I couldn't get that to work.

So I am back to good old advanced sharing + ntfs security + user permissions.
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07 Sep 2009   #96
HRM

Win 7 ultimate 64 7100
 
 

I had an issue that was solved by letting the router assign the IP, once assigned, I changed to static again using the assigned IP.

Also what is the name of the service that that is set to start, but that apparently does not start. (I would make sure it is set to start and not to automatic)

Did you disable anything in the NIC TCIP properties? (like IPv6 which is needed for home I believe)
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08 Sep 2009   #97
adaro73

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HRM View Post
I had an issue that was solved by letting the router assign the IP, once assigned, I changed to static again using the assigned IP.

Also what is the name of the service that that is set to start, but that apparently does not start. (I would make sure it is set to start and not to automatic)

Did you disable anything in the NIC TCIP properties? (like IPv6 which is needed for home I believe)
i will try to enalbe dhcp and then revert back to static addresses;
there are 3 services starting with "peer", i put them "autmatic", do i have to set to "start" ?
i didn't touch other settings then ipv4 address.
thank you for your help !
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09 Sep 2009   #98
HRM

Win 7 ultimate 64 7100
 
 

I would sure try them as start if you have not solvved the issue.
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09 Sep 2009   #99
adaro73

 
 

i have just :
- automatic;
- automatic ( delayed );
- manual;
- stopped.
i set them to automatic --> not solved.
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09 Sep 2009   #100
adaro73

 
 
Solution to all my problems

i simply activated DHCP, thank you all for your advices ...
now i can see also the router's web page ( fritzbox ) i wasn't able to see before.
BUT, if i would like to fix the ip for my PCs ?
do you think it's possible ?
at the end the network was working fine, i had just the little problem that the homegroup was not recognized after boot ( i had to troubleshoot before ), and that the router's webpage wasn't reachable with http://fritz.box, but with its ip ( 192.168.178.1 ).
When i set the DHCP, the network IMMEDIATELY set itself to "HOME".
????
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