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Windows 7: Homegroup aaarrghh!!

09 Dec 2009   #31
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I take it all back.

This morning W7 informed "a network cable was unplugged".
I rebooted with no results, then altered the auto settings. Sure enough the connection came back, but so did the painfully slow Homegroup access.

The only difference I could see, is that there was a security update for IE last night.


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10 Dec 2009   #32
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

After much faffing about, replacing drivers, uninstalling devices etc, it's now back the way it is. For how long who knows.
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10 Dec 2009   #33
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
After much faffing about, replacing drivers, uninstalling devices etc, it's now back the way it is. For how long who knows.
Hi 2pods

Just checking to see your status You still having problems with homegroup? I havent read the thread but wonder if anyone suggested that you change from homegroup to workgroup.

Ken J=
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10 Dec 2009   #34
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, I've had that suggestion.

I've managed to get it going again by installing later Intel drivers, rebooting, then unistalling both the Intel drivers and the adaptor, rebooting, letting W7 find and install the adaptors and driver. For some reason just uninstalling the drivers and adaptor doesn't work.
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10 Dec 2009   #35
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
Yes, I've had that suggestion.

I've managed to get it going again by installing later Intel drivers, rebooting, then unistalling both the Intel drivers and the adaptor, rebooting, letting W7 find and install the adaptors and driver. For some reason just uninstalling the drivers and adaptor doesn't work.
Glad to see you are working. Just wanted to make sure. Homegroup is hands down the dumbest thing in win 7


Ken J+
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10 Dec 2009   #36
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

It could be really good if they would either a: fix it once and for all, or b: stop breaking it after I've fixed it
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10 Dec 2009   #37
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
It could be really good if they would either a: fix it once and for all, or b: stop breaking it after I've fixed it
I would definitely second that. I suspect around windows 8 they will fix it<g>

Ken J+
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10 Dec 2009   #38
llcassell

windows xp
 
 
IP v6 problem ?

Some routers still can't forward IPv6 packets. Right-click Network icon on desktop, go to properties, Click "Change Adapter settings" Right-click on your network connection, go to properties, then uncheck [ ] Internet Protocol Version 6.
Don't uncheck the discovery protocols (yet).
Now click Okay, Now right-click your network connection and click on Status, and look at the details. Do you see any IPv6 lines?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azurian View Post
Hi everyone. I have tried for hours to research this problem, without success. Any help wiuld be appreciated.

I have a Windows 7 desktop and a Windows 7 starter netbook. I have tried to set up a homegroup without success. I am using a Belkin N wireless router. I can connect to the internet with both machines and I can see them both on the Network. But whenever I try to join the netbook to the homegroup, it will not accept the password created when the homegroup was set up.

The clocks are in sync and both machine are set to HOME.

Any ides please?
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10 Dec 2009   #39
llcassell

windows xp
 
 

Some routers still can't forward IPv6 packets. Right-click Network icon on desktop, go to properties, Click "Change Adapter settings" Right-click on your network connection, go to properties, then uncheck [ ] Internet Protocol Version 6.
Don't uncheck the discovery protocols (yet).
Now click Okay, Now right-click your network connection and click on Status, and look at the details. Do you see any IPv6 lines?
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17 Dec 2009   #40
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by llcassell View Post
Some routers still can't forward IPv6 packets. Right-click Network icon on desktop, go to properties, Click "Change Adapter settings" Right-click on your network connection, go to properties, then uncheck [ ] Internet Protocol Version 6.
Don't uncheck the discovery protocols (yet).
Now click Okay, Now right-click your network connection and click on Status, and look at the details. Do you see any IPv6 lines?
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When it works it's fine. Router passes ipv6 great.

I've finally found out what triggers it.
I have a dualboot system with W7 on one disk, and XP on another.
It happens whenever I've been using the XP partition and rebooted into W7.
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