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Windows 7: Homegroup aaarrghh!!

15 Nov 2009   #1
azurian

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Homegroup aaarrghh!!

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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15 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Make sure there is a password set for each user account on each machine. (Different thing than homegroup password.)

Not sure if it matters, but it's good to pay attention to and use same upper and lower case. Case sensitivity may actually matter but I don't know because I've never used homegroup.

Instead, I rely on classic sharing method between machines.
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15 Nov 2009   #3
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

I have the same setup and the same issue... i have tried all the troubleshooting i have seen here and nothing works
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15 Nov 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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?
Hi and welcome to sevenforums

I have a couple. Homegroup is lousy. Changing from homegroup to workgroup will allow you to disable IPv6 (proglematic), not have to have a password if you dont want one, speed up your downloads, and make them more stabile. the change is pretty simple. When you first setup networing they asked if you were going to use a home network, or an office typw network. Just choose office

Let us know if you need help with changing should you choose to

Ken J
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15 Nov 2009   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try removing both computers from the homegroup, then create a new one using the netbook, be sure and write down the homegroup password, after that join the homegroup with the desktop.

Do not use the same user name on both machine's, that was the only thing that caused me problems using Homegroups.

I have absolutely zero problems using Homegroups and I'm starting to realize the beauty of it's functionality,. Setting up a new computer with homegroups could not be easier. It works so well I can't even believe it. I'am not sure why it's not working correctly for Ken.

On a newly set up machine,as long as another homegroup machine is turned on, the prompt for the homegroup password to join the homegroup pops up right before I get to Windows the first time. I honestly don't see how it could be easier.

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

I'am trying to figure out why people seem to be having problems using homegroups when it works so well for me, that is the only reason I can think of.
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15 Nov 2009   #6
Unable

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Try removing both computers from the homegroup, then create a new one using the netbook, be sure and write down the homegroup password, after that join the homegroup with the desktop.

Do not use the same user name on both machine's, that was the only thing that caused me problems using Homegroups.

I have absolutely zero problems using Homegroups and I'm starting to realize the beauty of it's functionality,. Setting up a new computer with homegroups could not be easier. It works so well I can't even believe it. I'am not sure why it's not working correctly for Ken.

On a newly set up machine,as long as another homegroup machine is turned on, the prompt for the homegroup password to join the homegroup pops up right before I get to Windows the first time. I honestly don't see how it could be easier.

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

I'am trying to figure out why people seem to be having problems using homegroups when it works so well for me, that is the only reason I can think of.
I havent the same name and I have both computers as HOME NETWORK (one laptop and one desktop)
The laptop can find the desktop in homegroups but the desktop cant find the laptop
Both can be shown in Network...

Problem not solved what now?
Thanks
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15 Nov 2009   #7
RandyD123

Win7 x64
 
 

Homegroup is ONLY for people who don't understand advanced sharing and permissions. Get out of the homegroup and use a workgroup instead.
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23 Nov 2009   #8
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
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I think the problems people are seeing with homegroups has to do with their router not being capible of supporting IPV6 functionality.
I still have this issue and I cant seem to figure it out... all things now are pointing to my router. I have a Belkin N router.... how can i test it to see if IPV6 is enabled? I just updated the firmware, how do i check?
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23 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by recentrisk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
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I think the problems people are seeing with homegroups has to do with their router not being capible of supporting IPV6 functionality.
I still have this issue and I cant seem to figure it out... all things now are pointing to my router. I have a Belkin N router.... how can i test it to see if IPV6 is enabled? I just updated the firmware, how do i check?
Ping the hostname of the remote computer like this, from a command prompt:

ping -6 hostname
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23 Nov 2009   #10
recentrisk

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by recentrisk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
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I think the problems people are seeing with homegroups has to do with their router not being capible of supporting IPV6 functionality.
I still have this issue and I cant seem to figure it out... all things now are pointing to my router. I have a Belkin N router.... how can i test it to see if IPV6 is enabled? I just updated the firmware, how do i check?
Ping the hostname of the remote computer like this, from a command prompt:

ping -6 hostname
I got a response for both the desktop and laptop, so i assume that means it is on for both? and the router supports it?
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