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Windows 7: Can't connect to Homegroup - different types of network

27 Dec 2014   #1
mwr

 
Can't connect to Homegroup - different types of network

I have two computers, HP notebook and DEsktop. I can't join the Desktop to the Homegroup. HP notebook is connected with a wireless router and Desktop is connected with an ethernet cable.

Is it correct that the above is not permitted for computers in a Homegroup?


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28 Dec 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Should be no problem at all make sure IPv6 is Enabled ...

Read the Link below ...


Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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28 Dec 2014   #3
mwr

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Should be no problem at all make sure IPv6 is Enabled ...

Read the Link below ...

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
1. IPv6 is enabled.

2, I've gone through the material on the link to no avail. It includes the following:
Connected to Same Network

Though this might sound obvious, you need to make sure the computer is connected to the same network the HomeGroup is on. Only computers on the same subnet will be able to connect to the HomeGroup, so if you have a wireless router, it would only be the computers connected to that router.
You can check if your computers are on the same network by going to the command prompt and typing in IPCONFIG. The first 3 parts of the IP Address should be the same, i.e. 192.168.0.x or 10.0.1.x
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That's why I thought that possibly I couldn't have one computer connected via a wifi router and the other via an ethernet cable.
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28 Dec 2014   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

You could try the Troubleshooting the HomeGroup and see if it can fix anything.
Here is a tutorial by Brink:
Troubleshooting

Also, can you connect the Laptop with an Ethernet cable so the Desktop and Laptop are both connected via cable ?
If you can, try that and see if it makes a difference.
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28 Dec 2014   #5
mwr

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You could try the Troubleshooting the HomeGroup and see if it can fix anything.
Here is a tutorial by Brink:
Troubleshooting

Also, can you connect the Laptop with an Ethernet cable so the Desktop and Laptop are both connected via cable ?
If you can, try that and see if it makes a difference.
I've run the Troubleshooting Homegroup several times. About connecting the notebook \via an ethernet cable, that's a fine idea. I'll get another cable and try it.
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28 Dec 2014   #6
mwr

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mwr View Post
I've run the Troubleshooting Homegroup several times. About connecting the notebook \via an ethernet cable, that's a fine idea. I'll get another cable and try it.
I disconnecteed the wireless connection, then plugged in an ethernet cable to the router (same one the ethernet cable to the Desktop is connected to) and to the Notebook. But that didn't work to connect the Notebook to the internet. Troubleshooting that gave the following message:

"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration"
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29 Dec 2014   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

See if this Helps ...




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29 Dec 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Maxie, I can't run the flash video.
I tried Firefox and IE 11 on Win 8.1, everything is fully updated.
I have add-ons in FF that might cause this, but IE is "clean"...

Here's what I get

Can't connect to Homegroup - different types of network-flasherror-sp01.png


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29 Dec 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 




Try now David
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29 Dec 2014   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Thanks, this plays for me
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