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Windows 7: Homegroup keeps disconnecting.

20 Sep 2009   #1
TheColdOne

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Homegroup keeps disconnecting.

Well, I know this is probably going to be more of a router issue, but the Homegroup between my PCs keeps disconnecting. They will reconnect when i restart the router, but hours later (with not interruption, not even a restart of a computer) the homegroups will not see the other computers.

On a similar note, I have a Desktop and Laptop with 64-bit Windows 7 and one laptop with 32-bit, and the 64's can see each other but not the 32, it's all by itself. It SEES the homegroup itself, but can't see the computers... I think. I am pretty sure it accepted the password and everything (I can't remember, I tried this a while ago). So I just use the "network" listing to see that other laptop and send files to it.

The router I use is a "Belkin N Wireless Router", model F5D8233-4.


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20 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

the cold one

Have you disabled IPv6 support in sharing and networking? been known to cause random drops.

Ken
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20 Sep 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I don't think Homegroup works without IPv6 enabled.
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20 Sep 2009   #4
TheColdOne

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'm not even sure where to toggle that setting. I went and looked around the network and sharing section and couldn't find it. But so far for the past few hours it's worked fine, but I've had to restart the router 3-4 times today when I've gone to copy something over the homegroup only to find that they don't see each other anymore (they see the homegroup, but not the computers).
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