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Windows 7: Can't join Homegroup

25 Jan 2009   #11
dajmeister

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hmm. Out of the blue pc2 has stopped detecting the old homegroup and i have successfully created a new homegroup. Now i just have to see if I can get pc1 to connect to it.


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25 Jan 2009   #12
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

what about the peer networking identity manager service? PNRP is dependant upon this service, and grouping service is dependant on both identity manager and PNRP
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25 Jan 2009   #13
dajmeister

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Peer networking identity is turned on. When i try to turn on PNRP it brings up an error.
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26 Jan 2009   #14
fabro

Windows 7
 
 
Anser found (at least for me)

I'm a a wired PC and a wireless notebook.

I thought that might cause a trouble, but not.

I was receiving the "you must be on a home network" to create a group, but I already was (according to the Net & Sharing Center). Also the machines where on the same workgroup, etc etc etc and all the etc you can imagine.

The solution ?

I had the IPV6 turned of, on both, and decided to check that (nonsense) alternative, and .... it worked !!!!

Yes, I've activated IPV6 on the desktop and it let me create the homegroup, and set ipv6 on notebook, and also let me join !!

Now to test. Hope it solve your problems,
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28 Jan 2009   #15
megreen831

Windows 7
 
 

I'm still stuck at the very beginning. Both computers are connected via cable (wireless card on the laptop is disabled) to the same FIOS switch/router device. On both computers I can create and leave a homegroup, but on neither computer can I join a workgroup that exists on the other computer.

I've discovered a new symptom since my original post. I have a Sony PS3 and it 'discovered' my laptop as a media center, but it never sees the desktop.
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28 Jan 2009   #16
fabro

Windows 7
 
 

megreen: did you try the IPv6 issue ?
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28 Jan 2009   #17
megreen831

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fabro View Post
megreen: did you try the IPv6 issue ?
Yep. I disabled, tested, then reinabled, tested. Neither test passed.
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28 Jan 2009   #18
megreen831

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by megreen831 View Post
Yep. I disabled, tested, then reinabled, tested. Neither test passed.
Just to make sure we're all on the same page. I went to the network properties and for that connection I unchecked ipv6. That's what you guys mean by disabling ipv6, right?
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28 Jan 2009   #19
fabro

Windows 7
 
 

Right where you set your IPv4 setting, on the adapter setting (where you used to change the IP address and gateway etc on XP)

There, you have Internet Protocol V 4 and V6, I had to set IPv6 enabled in order to HomeGroups work

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28 Jan 2009   #20
megreen831

Windows 7
 
 

yep - that's what I did. My ipv6 was already enabled on both computers. I disabled it, tested, the enabled it and tested again. No joy.
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