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Windows 7: Homegroup aaarrghh!!

23 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That means that IPv6 is working correctly on the router, your machine and the remote machine as well.

In Network and Sharing Center (top left), click Change advanced sharing settings. Click the dropdown arrow for your type of network set.
Click the dot for Turn on network discovery.


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23 Nov 2009   #12
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
That means that IPv6 is working correctly on the router, your machine and the remote machine as well.

In Network and Sharing Center (top left), click Change advanced sharing settings. Click the dropdown arrow for your type of network set.
Click the dot for Turn on network discovery.
It was already on... I have double checked all of the settings on that menu.
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23 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Then best thing to do is completely uninstall (not only disable instead) any 3rd party firewalls on all machines involved. Most have a backup settings function so you don't have to reconfigure them upon reinstall. Then test.
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23 Nov 2009   #14
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

I have just the windows firewall with the default settings on both pcs
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23 Nov 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright. Are you saying that your password isn't accepted? Then rerun the wizard that creates it and go from there.
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24 Nov 2009   #16
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright. Are you saying that your password isn't accepted? Then rerun the wizard that creates it and go from there.
Correct. I have tried deleting homegroup and recreating in from both PCs with the same result.

I did notice that if I click on 'Local Area Connection Status' from the Network and Sharing Center that the IPv6 Connectivity: No network access (See image)

Is that a problem?


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24 Nov 2009   #17
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have any anti-virus applications installed? If so, try uninstalling them to see if that helps.

Also, have you read the Microsoft white paper on sharing with Windows 7?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

It's a very good article with step by step instructions. One other thing - did you install Windows 7 on these computers, or did they come with 7 preinstalled?
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24 Nov 2009   #18
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Do you have any anti-virus applications installed? If so, try uninstalling them to see if that helps.

Also, have you read the Microsoft white paper on sharing with Windows 7?

Download details: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing

It's a very good article with step by step instructions. One other thing - did you install Windows 7 on these computers, or did they come with 7 preinstalled?

I have no virus protection on either PC. I will read these instructions. The laptop came preinstalled, the desktop i did a clean install
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24 Nov 2009   #19
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you attempting to connect via wifi? If so, try connecting both computers to the router with an ethernet cable to see if the problem goes away. You may need to update your wifi drivers on either the desktop or the netbook, depending on which one has the wifi connection.

Something else I just thought about - do both computers have the same name, ie: kegobeer_pc?
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24 Nov 2009   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by recentrisk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright. Are you saying that your password isn't accepted? Then rerun the wizard that creates it and go from there.
Correct. I have tried deleting homegroup and recreating in from both PCs with the same result.

I did notice that if I click on 'Local Area Connection Status' from the Network and Sharing Center that the IPv6 Connectivity: No network access (See image)

Is that a problem?
Home Groups does not work unless IPv6 is functioning properly. This is no doubt your problem.

That is also the reason I said this 15 posts ago:

"I think the problems people are seeing with homegroups has to do with their router not being capible of supporting IPV6 functionality."

I can't say for sure what is causing this problem but I can say for certain that Homegroups will not work unless IPv6 is working correctly.

Feel free to Rep me for being the first to bring up a potential problem with your IPv6 network connection.
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